This Week in Open Source News: 4 out of 5 Banks to Use Blockchain by 2017, Linus Torvalds Reflects on Past 25 Years, & More

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This week in Linux and open source news, the popularity of blockchain amongst banks will continue to surge through 2017, Linus Torvalds refelcts on the anniversary of Linux at LinuxCon Europe, and more! Read on and stay in the know!

A new report from The Linux Foundation & Dice finds that Europeans working in open source are well situated in the global job market.
1) Four out of 5 banks will be using blockchain tech by next year, according to the World Economic Forum.

Why J.P. Morgan Chase Is Building a Blockchain on Ethereum– Fortune

2) Linus Torvalds shares thoughts on the past 25 years of Linux at LinuxCon Europe. Legends of Linux Part 1: Linus Torvalds– The Inquirer

3) A new jobs report from The Linux Foundation & Dice shows that open source employees in Europe have it even better than the rest of the world.

It’s Good to Be an Open Source Pro in Europe– ITProPortal

4) With just a mere 48 characters of code, Linux admin and SSLMate founder Andrew Ayer has figured out how to crash major Linux distributions by locally exploiting a flaw in systemd.

Hack Crashes Linux Distros With 48 Characters of Code– ThreatPost

5) Google’s 2D & 3D library for mapping movement in space goes open source.

Google Open-Sources Cartographer 3D Mapping Library– VentureBeat