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Prediction: one day in the not-so-distant future, we’ll look back on the days before bitcoins and wonder how we got anything done. In fact, many tech experts predict that, over the next decade, “cryptocurrency” will grow at a faster rate than the Internet did in the late 90s and early 2000s.

But before the revolution, we’re doing a little self-education. This brave new world of blockchains and miners has a zillion moving parts, and we’ll be the first to admit to feeling just a tad confused at times.

The good news is that there’s a ton of info out there, and we’re all in this together. Let’s study up, swap articles, and ask questions until we’re virtual banking currency wizards! We’ve got this.

Rock on!
OfficeNinjas HQ

 
BLOCKCHAIN IS HERE... SO WHAT IS IT?

Bitcoin
 
Here’s How Bitcoins Work [BITCOIN]
Bitcoin is a new kind of money used for secure and instant transfer of value anywhere in the world. It is not controlled or issued by any bank or government—instead it is an open network which is managed by its users. Much in the way email improved communication by making it fast and cheap, bitcoin is an improvement on existing payment methods which were not designed for the internet era.

 
Blockchain 101: How This Next Big Service Will Change the Future [BLOCKCHAIN]
Blockchain is a distributed, public ledger that contains the history of every bitcoin transactiona ledger that anyone can access, but no one can alter. In a not so distant future, Blockchains will be used for money transfer, securing personal information, or creating validated contracts.

 
How Do Smart Contracts Work into the Mix? [SMART CONTRACTS]
Smart contracts are computer programs that contain the definitions and terms of an agreement and can be executed automatically. Someday, these programs may replace lawyers and banks for handling certain common financial transactions. They can make business more efficient and the legal system more equitable.

 
INTRIGUING READS

Boring Topics
 
How to Get Excited About Topics That Bore You [PRODUCTIVITY]
Need to get over that boredom you feel for a certain task at work? Or a topic that pops up in conversation constantly? This article outlines some simple steps to turning something that bores you into something you’re passionate about.

 
How to Answer the “Weaknesses” Questions in an Interview [INTERVIEW]
It’s bound to come up. You just nailed your greatest strengths. Now? It’s time for your “weaknesses.” Instead of using the tired way of phrasing strengths as weaknesses in your next interview, try out these techniques.
 
Like it or not, your LinkedIn summary is important. Take this article’s advice, and make sure your summary is strategic and stellar.
 
Tools Our Remote Team Uses to Stay Connected *and* Productive [REMOTE WORK]
Striking that balance of community and productivity can be tricky for remote teams. This is a great list of resources and how to effectively use them for a team working outside of the traditional office.

 
The Secret Phrase Innovators Use [INNOVATION]
How Might We. It’s small but powerful. See how today’s leaders are connected by this phrase and how it sparks innovation unlike anything else.

 
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Admingling Events
 
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