Startup Insider: Ukraine’s Mighty Startup Scene
By Early Investing on March 7, 2022
When news broke that Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, people around the world responded with shock. Now headlines about the ongoing war describe civilians fleeing their homes, protesters resisting Russian forces and government officials discussing their next moves. But the mainstream headlines may not tell you that Ukraine punches above its weight in the tech and startup sectors. Its population is just 44 million, but Ukraine has no shortage of talent. Startups hailing from the…
PayPal Censorship Highlights Bitcoin’s Importance
By Adam Sharp on August 6, 2021
When I talk about bitcoin, I usually focus on its importance as independent, scarce money. And how it’s a hedge against inflation. What I don’t talk about enough is the importance of bitcoin’s uncensorable nature — the fact that no one…
Market Rallies on PayPal Crypto News
By Adam Sharp on April 2, 2021
Towards the end of last week bitcoin was trading around $54,000. And I honestly wasn’t sure which way we were going to break, up or down. I really would have been fine either way. As I said last week, the market needs a…
Bitcoin Processed More Payments Than PayPal Last Year
By Allison Brickell on July 8, 2019
The bitcoin blockchain processed more transactions than PayPal in 2018. And that’s just the start of the good news.
News Fix: 13 Headlines for 13 Colonies
By Vin Narayanan on July 6, 2019
In a special July Fourth edition of the News Fix, we’ve compiled 13 important headlines shaping the startup, cannabis and crypto sectors.
Why Facebook Recruited Plenty of Friends to Govern Libra
By Vin Narayanan on June 24, 2019
When Facebook announced its Libra cryptocurrency, everyone started to freak out about Facebook taking over the world. In reality, it’s getting help from some friends.
News Fix: Mississippians Move to Put Medical Marijuana on the 2020 Ballot
By Allison Brickell on June 15, 2019
This week, the News Fix dives into a group fighting for medical marijuana in Mississippi, Amazon actually failing at something and Binance cutting out U.S. users.
News Fix: Crypto Markets Surge, Institutional Investors Keep Moving In
By Allison Brickell on April 6, 2019
It’s an exciting week for the News Fix. The crypto markets are surging, the SEC is issuing guidance and the Royal Bank of Scotland is getting into blockchain.
News Fix: DARPA Eyes the Blockchain
By Vin Narayanan on December 8, 2018
In today’s News Fix, DARPA is turning toward the blockchain, institutions keep investing in crypto, and both crypto and cannabis have a busy week.