What happened on Wednesday night was a small sign that the Bitcoin boom continues unabated.
— Fortune (@FortuneMagazine) April 27, 2015
That same night The Wall Street Journalspotted a tweet revealing that UBS, the financial services company, is looking to hire software developers to explore the block chain—the transaction-tracking technology that underpins Bitcoin—and “smart contracts,” computer programs that can automatically form, verify, and enforce agreements between parties.
decrypt(‘frnepu sbe n punyyratr ng HOF ba gur oybpxpunva’)
— Alex Batlin (@AlexBatlin) April 29, 2015
The tweet, which challenged potential candidates to decrypt a message, came from Alex Batlin, the head of UBS’s new tech lab in London’s Canary Wharf. (Earlier this…
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