Bitcoin



Australia’s first direct Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs are launching

Finally it’s happening. For the very first time, Australian investors will be able to invest in Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) without actually buying the cryptocurrencies themselv… [+2644 chars]... read more (Motley Fool Australia)

Lolli (Shopping Portal That Earns Bitcoin): Earn $1 For Every GrubHub Purchase

You can help support this site by using our links to Amazon & eBay. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Keep in mind that if you do use our links, you wont be able to earn c… [+173 chars]... read more (Doctorofcredit.com)

Square Is Renamed Block, Perhaps Signaling Jack Dorsey's Crypto Ambitions

The payments company Square said on Wednesday that it was changing its name to Block, a nod to one of the main focuses of the companys chief executive, Jack Dorsey, an enthusiast for cryptocurrency a… [+1020 chars]... read more (New York Times)

Square is rebranding itself as 'Block'

Payments firm Square plans to change its name to Block as cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies become a bigger part of its business. On Wednesday, the company announced it will move for… [+1579 chars]... read more (Slashdot.org)

Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Buys Electrical Supplier ESS Metron For $50 Million

  • Riot Blockchain has bought the electrical equipment provider ESS Metron.
  • The deal is valued at $50 million, paid in 715,413 Riot common stock shares and $25 million in cash.
  • D… [+1805 chars]... read more (Bitcoin Magazine)

Jack Dorsey’s Square is Now Block

Twitter co-founder and outgoing CEO Jack Dorsey threw in the towel earlier this week, announcing hed immediately be succeeded by former Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal. But luckily for the blockchain obses… [+2299 chars]... read more (Gizmodo Australia)

Former Ubiquiti employee charged with hacking, extorting company

A former employee of New York-based Ubiquiti Inc was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing confidential data from the wireless technology company and using it to demand nearly US$2 million in ran… [+1297 chars]... read more (CNA)

Hologram NFTs at Art Basel Miami Are Trying to Save the Oceans

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) masquerading as holograms, raising funds to save the oceans: Its happening at this years Art Basel Miami Beach. Thats where the Open Earth Foundation, a tech platform for … [+5541 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

Square to become Block as tech world sees shifts in names and leadership - CNET

The name change aims to make it clear that the company is more than the Square payments processing service for merchants. Getty Images Maybe the old name was falling flat. Maybe the company felt it… [+1831 chars]... read more (CNET)


Blockchain



Walmart open to accepting cryptocurrency, but doesn't see enough demand for it currently - CFO

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  • Walmart (NYSE:WMT) CFO Brett Biggs sees the supermarket chain being a "different company" five years from now as it expands into health care, financial se… [+860 chars]... read more (Seeking Alpha)

Australia’s first direct Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs are launching

Finally it’s happening. For the very first time, Australian investors will be able to invest in Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) without actually buying the cryptocurrencies themselv… [+2644 chars]... read more (Motley Fool Australia)

Square Is Renamed Block, Perhaps Signaling Jack Dorsey's Crypto Ambitions

The payments company Square said on Wednesday that it was changing its name to Block, a nod to one of the main focuses of the companys chief executive, Jack Dorsey, an enthusiast for cryptocurrency a… [+1020 chars]... read more (New York Times)

Square is rebranding itself as 'Block'

Payments firm Square plans to change its name to Block as cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies become a bigger part of its business. On Wednesday, the company announced it will move for… [+1579 chars]... read more (Slashdot.org)

Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Buys Electrical Supplier ESS Metron For $50 Million

  • Riot Blockchain has bought the electrical equipment provider ESS Metron.
  • The deal is valued at $50 million, paid in 715,413 Riot common stock shares and $25 million in cash.
  • D… [+1805 chars]... read more (Bitcoin Magazine)

Jack Dorsey’s Square is Now Block

Twitter co-founder and outgoing CEO Jack Dorsey threw in the towel earlier this week, announcing hed immediately be succeeded by former Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal. But luckily for the blockchain obses… [+2299 chars]... read more (Gizmodo Australia)

Hologram NFTs at Art Basel Miami Are Trying to Save the Oceans

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) masquerading as holograms, raising funds to save the oceans: Its happening at this years Art Basel Miami Beach. Thats where the Open Earth Foundation, a tech platform for … [+5541 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

Square to become Block as tech world sees shifts in names and leadership - CNET

The name change aims to make it clear that the company is more than the Square payments processing service for merchants. Getty Images Maybe the old name was falling flat. Maybe the company felt it… [+1831 chars]... read more (CNET)

Square Inc. changes name of parent company to Block

Square Inc. revealed plans to change its name to Block. The company said it chose the more three-dimensional moniker to better represent its growth into a multi-brand provider of commerce solutions, … [+1621 chars]... read more (ZDNet)


Business



Square is rebranding itself as 'Block' | Engadget

Payments firm Square plans to change its name to Block as cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies become a bigger part of its business. On Wednesday, the company announced it will move for… [+1584 chars]... read more (Engadget)

Now that women’s tennis has quit China, is there another league with the courage to follow?

The WTAs perspective is that until it hears from her in a neutral venue, Peng is missing.Andy Brownbill/The Associated Press On Wednesday, 10 days after the International Olympic Committee wrested c… [+6266 chars]... read more (The Globe And Mail)

City of Sydney mayor Clover Moore’s secret to sweeping elections

The citys 23,500 businesses provide a rich rate base to pay for parks, pools and pet projects. Getting workers back into the city after the pandemic lockdowns to protect the councils revenue is Moore… [+3239 chars]... read more (Australian Financial Review)

Ford government sent almost $1B to businesses not eligible for COVID-19 aid or which lost less money than they were given, auditor general finds

Haste makes waste. In a rush to get COVID-19 aid out the door, Premier Doug Ford’s government sent almost $1 billion to thousands of businesses that weren’t eligible for it or were given more than t… [+5391 chars]... read more (Google News (Canada))

T-minus three days left to save on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2021

Countdowns arent just for space launches, you know. Theyre also for serious savings on passes to the all-virtual TechCrunch Sessions: Space event which, no spoiler alert here, also includes expert pr… [+2839 chars]... read more (TechCrunch)

Ontario gave $210M in COVID-19 support to ineligible businesses, auditor general's report finds | CBC News

Ontario businesses that weren't eligible for pandemic relief programs received more than $200 million in provincial supports, others were given more money than they lost, and some hard-hit vendors we… [+6734 chars]... read more (CBC News)

Tesla made a $50 'Cyberwhistle' and it's already sold out | Engadget

As he showed with the Flamethrower, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a knack for selling weird gadgets that often have little to do with the company's main business. The latest example is a $50 "Cyberwhistle,… [+1177 chars]... read more (Engadget)

Dow Falls More Than 400 Points as Omicron Fuels Volatility

U.S. stocks fell in a choppy trading session Wednesday, dragged down by news that the first known case of the Omicron variant was identified in the U.S. Major U.S. indexes started the day on an upbe… [+530 chars]... read more (The Wall Street Journal)

Omicron sparks race to clarify extent of Covid vaccine protection

Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world. Stay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities with independent global reporting, expert comme… [+32 chars]... read more (Financial Times)

Covid backlash: Europe’s populists eye opportunity in never-ending pandemic

Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world. Stay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities with independent global reporting, expert comme… [+32 chars]... read more (Financial Times)