Blockchain, not Bitcoin, is the future of cryptocurrency

Until recently, Bitcoin controlled 85 percent of the total cryptocurrency market value, or market cap. The other 15 percent was split between more than 680 competitors. But as Bitcoin’s price began to take off, competitors like Ethereum and Ripple XRP grew faster.

Worcester’s wage winners

While the finance industry has seen more wage growth than most, postsecondary education requirements for jobs is not a finance-only phenomenon. Eighty-eight percent of the 6 million new jobs the U.S. economy created between 2007 and 2016 required a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Creating and destroying

Economies will often deconstruct old markets in order to free up resources in a process called “creative destruction.” It helps markets grow and evolve to meet the demands of a modern economy, but the process is difficult for many.

“2nd Look” — how Clinton and Trump fared, town-by-town, in McGovern’s district [chart]

2016 presidential election results in the 2nd Massachusetts district, which comprises 63 cities and towns in Central and Western Mass.  City / town
Clinton
Trump

Amherst
12,030
1,233

Athol
2,074
2,329

Auburn
4,408
3,936

Barre
1,201
1,429

Belchertown
4,366
3,140

Bellingham
4,027
4,056

Blackstone
1,850
2,327

Boylston
1,422
1,124

Deerfield
1,942
767

Douglas
1,780
2,685

Erving
389
289

Gill
579
259

Grafton
5,333
3,872

Greenfield
5,546
2,094

Hadley
2,121
864

Hardwick
565
708

Hatfield
1,278
659

Holden
5,553
4,602

Hubbardston
1,039
1,373

Leicester
2,422
2,825

Leominster
9,793
8,180

Leverett
996
185

Mendon
1,528
1,694

Millbury
3,138
3,432

Millville
624
874

Montague
2,858
1,094

New Braintree
246
326

New Salem
337
208

North Brookfield
906
1,413

Northampton
13,200
1,870

Northborough
5,085
2,959

Northbridge
3,376
3,939

Northfield
1,013
533

Oakham
435
633

Orange
1,482
1,540

Oxford
2,736
3,572

Palmer
2,475
3,083

Paxton
1,204
1,194

Pelham
738
98

Petersham
416
312

Phillipston
374
550

Princeton
1,183
898

Royalston
313
321

Rutland
2,020
2,343

Shrewsbury
10,501
6,786

Shutesbury
976
142

Spencer
2,265
3,044

Sterling
2,136
2,302

Sunderland
1,351
387

Sutton
2,287
2,881

Templeton
1,507
2,051

Upton
2,284
1,808

Uxbridge
3,254
3,694

Ware
1,852
2,189

Warwick
271
142

Webster
3,110
3,570

Wendell
402
104

West Boylston
2,137
1,837

West Brookfield
865
1,008

Westborough
5,911
2,721

Whately
582
328

Winchendon
1,787
2,310

Worcester
42,534
17,634

Total
202,413
136,760