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Five Cryptocurrency Career Opportunities in 2018

  Looking out for cryptocurrency jobs? Cryptocurrency and blockchain skills are in huge demand in 2018, in initial coin offerings and established cryptocurrencies — or for blockchain applications in non-crypto enterprises. Just ten years after the advent of Bitcoin, opportunities…



6 Questions to be asked before choosing a blockchain app

Currently, a new model is being actively formed creating scalable and efficient applications, the foundations of which were laid by Bitcoin technology. Basically cryptographic transaction registration model with limited resources and peer-to-peer technologies. These characteristics served as a starting point…


Getting NASDAQ data per minute using Python

If analysis is the body, data is the soul.

In our project of stock market analysis based on Twitter sentiments, we selected a few sample companies. We decided what we needed but we still had to cast some spells to get to the core data.

As much as we dream about attending Hogwarts, we can’t simply say ‘Accio’ to make the data come to us. The computer generally doesn’t understand the spells of the wizarding world yet. So, we will just go create some of our own spells using Python.

Now that choice of language has been made, let’s dive into coding. To get the data, I need an API which can provide me with reliable data of NASDAQ. With numerous searches on Google, I found one named ‘Alpha Vantage’. It provides simple, easy to use API to retrieve around last 10 days of per minute data. Good enough to go ahead with it.

Now, with this API, either I can just simply download the JSON file everyday by making changes to the API call or I can simply write some code to get me the real-time data. Downloading it every day is one way but I chose the later one.



8 Risks You Must Be Aware of Before Trading in Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency might be gaining mainstream appeal, but much like other new technologies, the average person isn’t aware of the all the risks involved. Most aren’t concerned with or even considering problems beyond issues associated with traditional trading, which puts them…


Cryptocurrency for Beginners: 7 Questions to Ask – NerdWallet

Cryptocurrency, also known as virtual currency or digital currency, took the world by lightning storm in 2017.

Like real currencies, cryptocurrencies allow their owners to buy goods and services. However, much of the interest so far in these unregulated currencies is to trade them for profit, with speculators driving prices skyward.

More speculators seem to be piling in every day. In 2017, according to Business Insider, new cryptocurrencies raised more than $3.5 billion in initial coin offerings. An ICO is a type of fundraising similar to the initial public offerings of stock, in which the public is allowed to buy coins in the offering. Things only got hotter as 2017 progressed, and the ICO market remains red hot in 2018.