Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites

Russian authorities have restricted access to a couple of cryptocurrency news outlets. The formal reasons for the censorship move are different in each case but the end result is the same. In both, regulators have acted on the basis of a law that empowers them to block online sources of information that have been banned[…]

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Fox News to Know He Cares ‘Deeply’ About Conservative Bias

Mark Zuckerberg understands why conservatives think uber-liberal Silicon Valley is stacked against them. So he went on Fox News Friday to try to convince them otherwise. “I haven’t seen a lot of data that suggest that there’s a negative impact,” the Facebook co-founder told Dana Perino in an interview that aired Friday on “The Daily[…]

CME Bitcoin Futures Sees Institutional Interest and Demand from Asia

Global markets business CME Group said that institutional interest toward the firm’s Bitcoin futures is thriving and 2019’s third-quarter data showed a record number of open interest. Moreover, despite the lackluster start, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform has seen an increase in interest with the company’s physically-settled bitcoin futures product. Also read: Honestnode Founder[…]

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

In a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled “Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer,” the group gives an overview of the current debt-ridden and precarious state of affairs in global economics. Not lost on some economists, however, is the irony that these modern realities are the direct result of policies historically[…]

Microsoft’s venture fund teams up with Melinda Gates for $6M Female Founders Competition

Microsoft’s venture arm M12 is launching another Female Founders Competition, this time with some help from Melinda Gates and Silicon Valley venture capital fund Mayfield. The competition will award $6 million to four female-founded companies as part of its goal to “help create a more equitable playing field for innovative female founders,” Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s[…]