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Bitget Report Reveals 33% of Crypto Job Applicants Come From Banking




VICTORIA, Seychelles, Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bitget, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and Web3 company, released a comprehensive report revealing that one-third of crypto job applicants are former employees of the banking and financial sectors. The report also provides invaluable insights into the impact of decentralized technologies on banks in 2023 and analyzes how remote work and digitalization have influenced the financial job market.

Key takeaways:

–  33% of the exchange job applicants previously worked in banking;

–  Investments in blockchain retail banking will reach $40.4 billion by 2031;

–  50% reduction of revenues of banks resulted in over 70,000 job cuts between 2020-2023;

–  36% of blockchain-related posted roles were remote-based, double the global average of 16%

–  Salaries in crypto startups are almost double those of banking comparable positions;

–  23% of candidates apply for KYC Manager, Compliance Associate, Senior Compliance Associate, and AML Analyst.

The report delves into some major events that have driven the adoption of blockchain in traditional banking in 2023, including the launch of development initiatives aimed at decentralized technology adoption by such giants as HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Citi Group, and others. Predictions state that the impact of blockchain in retail banking will achieve a milestone of $40.4 billion by 2031, a CAGR growth of 40.4%, with banking spending on blockchain estimated to reach $22.5 billion between 2025 and 2026.

The main section of the report is dedicated to the trends in recruitment in the blockchain industry, emphasizing that talents from the financial sector are migrating into the domain of cryptocurrencies in search of opportunities, attracted by higher salaries and innovation prospects. The result is a brain-drain from traditional banking, driving reevaluation of hiring approaches and compensation offers on the part of the latter.

The statistics presented in the report showcase that the UK alone experienced a 46% increase in technology-related vacancies in 2020 – one-third of all jobs advertised in the country. The case is best described by Goldman Sachs, where 30% of employees are software engineers.

The reduction in revenues by investment banks by over 50% year-over-year has resulted in layoffs, leading to a migration of talents. The reorganizations of such banks as Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, and others, alone have led to over 50,000 job cuts since 2020. Another 20,000 jobs were cut by five major banks in 2023.

The shift towards technology-focused jobs on the part of younger employees is also revealed to be a major factor, further eroding the workforce of banks. The outflow was somewhat balanced by the hi-tech industry, where companies like Coinbase, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and others hired from 20 to 200 employees. The crypto sector led the hiring spree, with Coinbase attracting 197 talents, and Amber Group – 250. Such dynamics remain, despite the FTX crisis in 2022, which saw over 2,000 job losses in the sector.

Regarding compensation, the report states that banks have reduced overall salaries due to remote working conditions and digitization, while the crypto industry offered competitively higher salaries for remote employees. In 2022, 36% of blockchain-related posted roles were remote-based, double the estimated worldwide average of 16%. As for salaries, junior engineers at crypto startups in London can expect to get beginning wages of around $125,000 with incentives, compared to $87,810 investment banks offer for similar positions. The difference is cardinal in the case of banks, where salaries average at $54,000, while crypto firms offer around $115,667.

The Bitget report also draws on resume counts to highlight the outflow of banking employees, stating that the yearly count of resumes associated with banking surged from 880 to 1,440 in 2 years, a 113% increase in 2022, and 143% in 2023. This means that in 2023, 33% of all resumes originated from the banking industry. As for interest from professionals outside the crypto market, the 180% rise was almost doubled to 330% over 2 years.

Middle and senior positions in investment relations, business development and sales, KYC and compliance, data analytics, product design, project management, and backend engineering, are among the most commonly encountered. 23% of candidates applied for roles such as KYC Manager, Compliance Associate, Senior Compliance Associate, and AML Analyst.

Factors, such as high salaries, industry prestige, growth opportunities, and flexibility are stated as the main reasons for employee migration to the crypto industry. Banks are responding slowly, with 74% of CFOs surveyed by Deloitte stating that they plan to shift previously on-premise workers to remote positions.

Gracy Chen, Managing Director of Bitget, stated, “Bitget’s latest report sheds light on the remarkable transformation occurring in the financial job market, as crypto gains momentum and decentralization reshapes traditional banking. The data indicates a significant shift, with talents from the banking sector migrating towards cryptocurrency, drawn by the promise of higher salaries and innovation prospects. Such a shift may lead to increased mergers and acquisitions in both markets, impacting job reductions and transforming the labor market. As the crypto industry continues to thrive, we remain committed to providing valuable insights that empower professionals and market participants in navigating these evolving landscapes,”

Bitget releases regular studies on a wide range of topics that encompass its markets of operation and global trends that influence the development of the decentralized economy. The reports provide invaluable information to both professionals and market participants seeking insights into potential future changes in industries and opportunities for development.

About Bitget

Established in 2018, Bitget is the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and Web3 company. Serving over 20 million users in 100+ countries and regions, the Bitget exchange is committed to helping users trade smarter with its pioneering copy trading feature and other trading solutions. Formerly known as BitKeep, Bitget Wallet is a world-class multi-chain crypto wallet that offers an array of comprehensive Web3 solutions and features including wallet functionality, swap, NFT Marketplace, DApp browser, and more. Bitget inspires individuals to embrace crypto through collaborations with credible partners, including legendary Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi and official eSports events organizer PGL.

For more information, visit: Website | Twitter | Telegram | LinkedIn | Discord | Bitget Wallet

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Sinotruk leaping forward to become world-class technology enterprise




JINAN, China, March 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — On March 2, SinoTruk’s Science and Technology Innovation Award Annual Conference 2024 was grandly held, to recognize and rewarding major scientific and technological achievements and outstanding innovative talents since 2022, planning and deploying scientific and technological innovation work ahead. Tan Xuguang, Chairman and General Manager of Shandong Heavy Industry Group, Chairman of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group, attended the conference and delivered a report on scientific and technological innovative work – “Steadily stride forward, embracing change in science and technology”.


Over the past five years, Sinotruk has invested nearly RMB 15 billion in R&D, which is the sum of the previous 15 years. It has benchmarked against world-class standards and gradually established a full-process independent research and development system. Sinotruk technological strength has reached the forefront of the national industry. Sinotruk has reshaped the “Yellow River” heavy-duty trucks standard with technology, ranking first in China, and its high-tech indicators are leading the industry. The market share of heavy-duty trucks has increased from 16.5% in 2018 to 26% in 2023, ranking first in China for two consecutive years. In 2023, the export volume exceeded 130,000 vehicles for the very first time, a 2.6-fold increase compared to 5 years ago, making it the largest single-brand global export volume in the world.

Tan Xuguang called on all engineers to keep in mind their mission, be down-to-earth, persistent in innovation, and make long-term achievements through dedicated ten years of hard work. Learn from the global cooperation, grow and become talents through project training, and achieve through continuous value creation. Achieve your meaning in life, strive with vitality and passion while you are young. Let’s set off again for a better future for the century heavy truck industry and the world’s best heavy truck industry!



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Flash News: OKX Introduces Exclusive ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event’ in Collaboration with Babylon, Offering Free Pioneer Pass NFT Minting for the First 100,000 Users Who Stake on Babylon Testnet




SINGAPORE, March 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — OKX, a leading Web3 technology company, has issued updates for March 2, 2024.

OKX Introduces Exclusive ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event’ in Collaboration with Babylon, Offering Free Pioneer Pass NFT Minting for the First 100,000 Users Who Stake on Babylon Testnet

OKX today announced the launch of its ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event,’ giving users who access the Babylon Testnet and stake any amount of Signet Bitcoin (sBTC) the opportunity to claim Babylon’s Bitcoin Pioneer Pass NFT. To qualify for a spot, users must access the Babylon Testnet and stake any amount of Signet Bitcoin (sBTC).

The event kicks off on February 28 and continues until March 6. Following the event, starting from March 7, participants who have been whitelisted will have the ability to mint their Bitcoin Pioneer Pass NFT using the OKX Wallet and their whitelisted address.

The process of participating in this event is straightforward and involves the following steps:

  1. Firstly, users will need to prepare by setting up their OKX and Keplr Wallets. These wallets will be crucial for interacting with the Babylon Testnet and the subsequent claiming of sBTC and BBN.
  2. Following the wallet setup, users can then claim the sBTC and BBN on Babylon’s Official Discord. These tokens will be needed for staking in the Babylon Testnet.
  3. Finally, users will need to access Babylon’s official website, where users can actively engage, stake their tokens and claim their whitelist spots.

Participation in the event offers a multitude of benefits. Users can engage actively with the Babylon Testnet, which in turn enhances their understanding of the Babylon protocol and its functionalities. Furthermore, participants contribute to the development and evolution of the Babylon protocol by being active users.

The ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event‘ is a result of OKX’s partnership with Babylon, a trustless Bitcoin staking protocol. The Bitcoin Pioneer Pass, Babylon’s first commemorative Non-Fungible Token (NFT), is a highlight of this event, representing a significant milestone for both OKX and Babylon.

For more information, please visit the OKX Support Center.

About OKX

A leading global technology company driving the future of Web3, OKX provides a comprehensive suite of products to meet the needs of beginners and experts alike, including:

  • OKX Wallet: The world’s most powerful, secure and versatile crypto wallet which gives users access to over 80 blockchains while allowing them to take custody of their own funds. The wallet includes MPC technology which allows users to easily recover access to their wallet independently, removing the need for traditional, ‘written down’ seed phrases. In addition, OKX Wallet’s account abstraction-powered Smart Account enables users to pay for transactions on multiple blockchains using USDC or USDT, and interact with multiple contracts via a single transaction.
  • DEX: A multi-chain, cross-chain decentralized exchange aggregator of 300+ other DEXs and approximately 15 bridges, with 200,000+ coins and more than 20 blockchains supported.
  • NFT Marketplace: A multi-chain, zero-fee NFT marketplace that gives users access to NFT listings across seven top-tier marketplaces including OpenSea, MagicEden, LooksRare and Blur.
  • Web3 DeFi: A powerful DeFi platform that supports earning and staking on about 70 protocols across more than 10 chains.

OKX partners with a number of the world’s top brands and athletes, including English Premier League champions Manchester City F.C., McLaren Formula 1, The Tribeca Festival, Olympian Scotty James, and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

As a leader building innovative technology products, OKX believes in challenging the status quo. The company recently launched a global brand campaign entitled, The System Needs a Rewrite, which advocates for a new paradigm led by Web3 self-managed technology.

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UnionPay International and The Tourism Organisation of Serbia Sign MOU to Enhance Tourist Payments and Promote Serbia as a Premier Destination




BELGRADE, Serbia, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — UnionPay International, the leading global card scheme, has entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Tourism Organisation of Serbia (TOS). This strategic partnership aims to enhancing the payment experience for tourists and to further facilitate tourism growth in Serbia.

The MOU signing ceremony took place at Belgrade on 27th February 2024, marking the beginning of a collaborative effort between UnionPay International and TOS. The agreement outlines various areas of cooperation:

Jointly promoting Serbia as Travel Destination: Through optimised marketing resources, both parties aim to promote Serbia as tourist destination among UnionPay cardholders, with its rich cultural heritage and unique experiences, provide comprehensive tourism information and payment guides for the tourists visiting Serbia. UnionPay International aims to provide more diversified and convenient payment choices, and ensuring seamless payment experiences for travellers visiting the country.

Privileges and Benefits: The partnership will explore opportunities for preferential activities that bring additional benefits to UnionPay cardholders visiting Serbia. This approach aims to boost the attractiveness of the local tourism market and create a win-win situation for both parties.

Ms Bomee Sheng, Product Director of UnionPay International, expressed her enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are delighted to partner with The Tourism Organisation of Serbia to promote tourism and facilitate payment experiences in Serbia. Through this partnership, we aim to provide UnionPay cardholders with enhanced convenience and benefits, ultimately contributing to the growth of Serbia’s tourism industry.”

Ms Marija Labović, CEO of National Tourism Organisation of Serbia, commented, “This partnership with UnionPay International comes at an important time as we strive to become the most popular all year destination in the region.” She outlines Belgrade’s popularity and the diversity of attractions from city breaks to natural retreats and she is looking forward to the Expo 2027 in the capital, “By leveraging UnionPay’s global network and advanced payment solutions, we are confident that we can attract more visitors to Serbia and provide them with memorable experiences.”

In recent years, Serbia has emerged as one of the most attractive destinations for Chinese visitors. It is hailed as the “heart of the Balkans” and offers a unique blend of captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Its visa-free entry policy, coupled with the exceptional acceptance coverage of UnionPay cards, has played a significant role in attracting Chinese tourists. With over 90% of local merchants and ATMs supporting UnionPay payments and withdrawals, travellers can enjoy seamless payment experiences across various sectors, including retail, dining, hotels, gas stations, toll stations, and tourist attractions.

About The Tourism Organisation of Serbia (TOS)

The Tourism Organisation of Serbia (TOS) was formed under the Law on Tourism of 1994 as the institution in charge of promoting Serbian tourism in domestic and foreign markets, as well as performing other duties relevant for the development of communication and advertising activities in Serbian tourism. The activities of TOS are focused on positioning Serbia’s tourism products in domestic and foreign markets and exploring Serbia’s comparative advantages in terms of tourism, including its geostrategic position and its historical, cultural and natural identity.

About UnionPay International

UnionPay International focuses on the international business of UnionPay, a global payment network that serves the world’s largest cardholder base. Collaborating with over 2,600 partners globally, UnionPay acceptance now reached to 183 countries and regions. Outside the Chinese Mainland, UnionPay is accepted at nearly 67 million merchants and 1.7 million ATMs.

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