7.38am – UPDATE – The price is maintained at the beginning of the week
The price of Bitcoin is $ 11,677 at the time of printing with Ethereum at $ 1,063 and Ripple at $ 1.38.
One of the stories that runs parallel to the amazing increase of bitcoins over last year is slow and goes back into the world of conventional finance.
The Telegraph reports today that a leading recruiter from the City of London, Morgan McKinley, told the newspaper that "the growing need for blockchain and cryptocurrencies" would soon boost Mr. McKinley said: "Many banks believe that blockchain technology It has great potential to optimize parts of the clearing and settlement process, "said the recruiter.
"Apart from the potential need for a support network, there will also be a need for technology specialists, specifically blockchain developers."
On Friday Express.co.uk reported on how Visa, the global payment system, and Currently, most bank debit cards use advertising on their website for a full-time engineer "BlockChain" (yes, with Capital C).
The list of jobs says: "We are working on Blockchain technology and we want to add a highly motivated engineer to our team."
Visa wants a strong developer experienced with "Ethereum and blockchain architecture".
They say that the ideal candidate will have worked with the block chain Ripple, R3, Ethereum and / or Bitcoin.