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Austin named one of the highest paying cities for a crypto career

A new study looked at best cities for a career in NFTs, the Metaverse and crypto. (Pexels)

Austin is one of the highest paying cities for a career in crypto with the average salary at $130, 349.

That’s according to a new study by entertainment site MrQ, which showed Austin is just behind Denver, Colorado in crypto salaries.

Looking beyond salaries and weighing other factors like jobs available and the number of businesses, MrQ ranked Austin near the bottom of a top 10 list for best cities for a career in crypto.

Among those that placed higher is New York City, which has more than two times the number of crypto jobs available though the average salary is lower than Austin’s.

Other studies and experts have echoed that Austin falls behind the coasts when it comes to crypto workers, requiring imports to the region, though some are working at building homegrown talent.

MrQ also looked at best cities for a career in NFTs (short for digital collectibles known as non-fungible tokens) and the Metaverse. Though Facebook turned Meta has a notable presence in the capital city as it pushes exploration on the tech involving VR and AR, Austin didn’t make the list for either. Instead, places abroad like Mexico City, Australia, Singapore and London topped those lists.

Still, the two emerging sectors of the tech industry are seeing interest from Austin companies whether it’s a startup bringing NFTs to television shows or those working on projects that involve the metaverse and gaming.


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

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Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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