Top 5 news of the blockchain industry

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Opera releases ‘Web 3-ready’ Android browser with Ethereum, DApp support

Opera has launched its “Web 3-ready” browser for Android, with crypto wallet integration, support for Ethereum and interactions with decentralized applications. The new product aims to remove the “friction” involved in “using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3 via special apps or extensions,” in a bid to make the emerging technologies more “mainstream.”  [

[Opera] believe[s] all browsers will eventually integrate some kind of wallet, which will enable new business models to emerge on the web.

PayPal gets into blockchain

Payments platform PayPal has launched an internal blockchain-based employee incentive program. A production of PayPal’s innovation lab, in San Jose, California, the platform took 25 strong team six-months to build and went live this November.

Venmo-like feed people can like and comment on and see all the activity going on within PayPal related to innovation.

Tom Lee says ‘fair’ price of Bitcoin is over $13k

Fundstrat Global Advisors Head of Research, Tom Lee, holds that the current price of Bitcoin is wrong based on a range of factors. He said BTC’s fair value is between $13,800 and $14,800.

Fair value is significantly higher than the current price of Bitcoin. In fact, working backwards, to solve for the current price of Bitcoin, this implies crypto wallets should fall to 17 million from 50 million currently.

South Korean tech giant Kakao invests in blockchain project Orbs

Israeli hybrid blockchain platform Orbs is entering an investment partnership with the venture arm of South Korean internet group Kakao. Created to serve as a pioneering public blockchain system offering unprecedented flexibility and utility, Orbs permits business dApp developers to deploy over a highly secure and liquid network that comes with production-ready scalability.

Kakao Investment is focused on identifying key trendsetters and innovators in the blockchain sector and Orbs is a great example. The company has developed an innovative business model and possesses unique technological capabilities, enabling us to support the company and maximize its potential.

LinkedIn report: blockchain developer leads list of most rapidly growing jobs

The role of blockchain developer is the most rapidly growing emerging job in the United States. The role of blockchain developer has registered an increase of 33 times in the past 12 months, while cities with the highest demand are San Francisco, New York City, and Atlanta. Among major skills required for the role are solidity, blockchain, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, and Node.js.

In the course of preparing the report, LinkedIn used data from its Economic Graph to analyze the positions that companies are hastily hiring for, as well as skills related to those positions and roles that have emerged over the past five years.

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