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Dennis Rodman is in Singapore For the Historic U.S./North Korea Summit - and to Promote a Marijuana Cryptocurrency
All eyes are on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un this week as the two leaders meet in Singapore for a historic discussion on nuclear disarmament. While we wait to see whether the two volatile leaders will be able to reach an agreement on nuclear weapons, there is one man who might be able to bring the two men together: Former
Report: Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining on its iOS Platform
First things first: The staggering amount of processing power and electricity it takes to mine Bitcoin pretty much assures that no one will ever be mining it on their iPhone or iPad. However, Apple has taken the preemptive step to assure that no one tries to mine any cryptocurrency on its devices, updating its developer guidelines to ban it on
Where Is Amazon Investing In Fintech?
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has become a massive success over time by taking an aggressive approach to exploring and adopting cutting-edge technology. In recent months, Amazon has been investing heavily in fintech initiatives with a particular focus on the huge, high-growth Indian market. Betting On Fintech Back in February, Amazon was one of several investors that provided $16 million in
SEC Names its First Advisor on Cryptocurrencies
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced this week that it has named Valerie A. Szczepanik as Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation, making her the agency's first advisor on cryptocurrencies. In the newly created position Szczepanik will be charged with coordinating "efforts across all SEC Divisions and Offices regarding the
True Global Ventures Unveil the Future of Angel and VC Funds
Always wondered what the angel and venture funds of the future would be like? Well, True Global Ventures founder Dušan Stojanović might have something for you. Speaking at the NexChange Blockchain O2O Blockchain Summit, the prominent VC detailed a decentralized blockchain AI fund he’s working on that not only improves on the current angel and venture fund model, but could
Watch: Mary Meeker Delivers Her 2018 Internet Trends Report
The latest version of the Mary Meeker's highly anticipated annual Internet Trends Report has arrived and you can watch the video of her presentation below, courtesy of Recode's 2018 Code Conference. Here are some of the highlights from the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner's 2018 report: There was no growth in global smartphone unit shipments, which should only reinforce
IDC On Wearables: Shift is Underway to 'Smarter Devices'
The wearable market continues to grow, but at a slower rate, according to IDC. What Happened Global shipments of wearable devices rose 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to 25.1 million units, which marks a slowdown from 18-percent growth seen in the same period a year ago, IDC said. Shipments of higher priced "smarter devices" from companies like
Crypto Funds Launches Outpacing Hedge Fund Starts for Second Straight Year
Since 2017, crypto funds have been the fastest growing sector of the hedge fund industry. Despite falling cryptocurrency prices this year, the number of new crypto funds being launched has actually accelerated. In just the first five months of 2018, there were a whopping 61 crypto fund launches, according to Crypto Fund Research. This number includes 41 crypto hedge funds
Beach Head 2020 is an 'Alternative Reality World' That Runs on a Crypto Economy
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If you're a dedicated gamer then you probably already know about Beach Head, which has been around for about three decades now. But if you haven't taken Beach Head 2020 for a spin yet, perhaps this descriptor from the game's website will whet your appetite: BH is an alternative reality world parallel to our own and powered by decentralized crypto-economics.
Alibaba and Cainiao Invest $1.38 Billion in ZTO Express
A Chinese e-commerce giant struck a notable partnership Tuesday in the country's logistics sector. What Happened Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) and its logistics arm Cainiao announced a strategic agreement Tuesday with ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc (ADR) (NYSE: ZTO), a leading Chinese express delivery company. Investors led by Alibaba and Cainiao will put up $1.38 billion in return for