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The launch of Cosmos Network seeks to drive inter-blockchain communication

“A decentralized network of independent, scalable, and interoperable blockchains, the Cosmos Network marks the next natural step in the evolution of blockchain development” reports cryptoninjas.net. The Interchain Foundation, a Swiss non-profit foundation supporting research and development for secure and scalable open-source software, has announced the launch of the Cosmos Network.Launched following the Game of Stakes, a period of rigorous network testing and development, the Cosmos Network focuses on scalability and usability, and enables developers to quickly and easily build reliable, efficient, and interoperable blockchain applications.Development of the Cosmos Network is…

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The AI Roles Some Companies Forget to Fill

“These include AI engineers, data-management experts, AI translators, and AI business leaders” reports hbr.org. A very useful article recently pointed out the difference between machine learning researchers and machine learning engineers.Equally important and less understood are the set of talent issues emerging around AI product development and engineering.Instead, by having an informed business team deeply involved in the AI development process, we are able to catch potential problems. Source: hbr.org

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Why New Sales Managers Need More Training

“Sales manager development often produces big effectiveness gains at relatively low cost.Overcoming the obstacles to developing sales managers requires first recognizing the need to develop managers, and then choosing training methods that are both effective and efficient” reports hbr.org. By recognizing the value of developing sales managers and blending the right learning methods, companies can create a winning sales management team and accelerate sales force performance.Most sales leaders would agree with what one sales vice-president once told us: “If your first-line management is broken, the entire sales force will be…

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Thai Stock Exchange Considering to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

“Imitating the move of a few major European stock exchanges, the Stock Exchange of Thailand is exploring the idea to develop a digital asset trading platform” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. It has even prepared a blueprint detailing the IT infrastructure of the digital asset exchange.The stock exchange is also planning to completely digitize the new trading platform including paperless account opening through electronic identification verification, electronic payment of stamp duty and direct-debit registration processes.According to a Finextra report, the exchange has already tabled plans to build the new exchange…

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New York Times Posts ‘Blockchain Exploration’ Job Listing, Removes It Hours Later

“The development was revealed in an NYT job posting on job listings site Glassdoor today, March 13” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. United States news giant the New York Times (NYT) has evidently been hunting blockchain talent to develop a proof-of-concept (PoC) that will implement the tech in news publishing. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Russia Adopts Digital Rights Law That ‘Forms the Basis’ of Digital Economy Development

“The law determines how digital rights can be exercised and transferred, as well establishes rules for digital transactions, including contracts” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. The press release quotes the Chairman of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, as stating that the digital rights law “forms the basis for the development of the digital economy.The law reportedly establishes the concept of “digital rights” in Russian legislation with the addition of a new article, 141.1, of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.As Cointelegraph reported, the Duma passed the crypto bill during…

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Days Gone Has Gone Gold

“Bend Studio has announced that its upcoming PS4 exclusive Days Gone has gone gold, almost two months ahead of its April release date” writes Jonathon Dornbush for ign.com. Announced via Twitter, development studio Bend confirmed Gays Gone’s gold status in a celebratory tweet and accompanying photo. Source: ign.com

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Okta acquires Seattle’s Azuqua for $52.5M to marry identity management with no-code development platforms

“Azuqua had 40 employees based mostly in downtown Seattle at the time of the deal, according to an Okta representative” writes Tom Krazit for geekwire.com. Okta, which helps companies manage how employees access sensitive corporate resources, has agreed to acquire Seattle’s Azuqua for $52.5 million in cash, Okta announced Thursday as part of its fourth-quarter earnings release.It sounds like Okta plans to integrate Azuqua’s technology across existing products and use it to develop new ones in order to keep growing.The company has yet to turn a profit and disappointed investors…

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Futures News 

ErisX Recruits Kyle Unterseher as Business Development Executive

“ErisX, an operator of a regulated derivatives exchange, announced this Tuesday that it has added Kyle Unterseher, a professional with extensive experience in the financial industry, as a business development executive, to further strengthen its management and business development team” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. He is a significant addition to the team as we gear up to launch one platform for spot and regulated futures on digital assets,” added Kelly Brown.In these roles, he has gathered knowledge and expertise in building businesses, sales origination, client relationship management and operational…

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