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The Turkish government has made a clumsy move to prevent its people seeking refuge against a weak lira (its exchange rate has fallen from €0.45 in 2012 to €0. 10 now), by banning bitcoin, a useless decision criticized by the main opposition party that has caused a temporary fluctuation in the value of bitcoinprompted by the nervousness of those who do not […]
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A lengthy article in The Wall Street Journal, China creates its own digital currency, a first for major economy, outlines the likely impact of Beijing’s initiative and the strategic possibilities it offers in terms of avoiding US blockades of its companies, how this will boost its role in international transactions, while allowing it to monitor its […]
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Here’s why the Gamestop Fallout Is a Good Thing In the age of extreme polarized political talk, an entirely new phenomenon is sweeping the trading world off its feet. As they call it, Meme Stocks are stocks targeted by inexperienced retail investors with the intension to prove a point. GameStop became a symbol of the resistance and […]
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission reports that Tesla has invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin, citing the interest for greater flexibility in diversifying and maximizing returns on its cash reserves, has prompted many people to rethink their relationship with the cryptocurrency, its potential and its future prospects. Tesla says it understands the volatility of the price of bitcoins, […]
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If you would have told me that the financial future of the US markets and economy could hinge on a legacy video game retailer that has been in decline for years, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are… GameStop and the collective power of coordinated retail investors have brought about an erosion of […]
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In July we hosted The Transition, a webinar series that brought together 15 investors, operators and founders across 3 weeks to discuss the hardest parts of early-stage company building – idea through Series A. Over 400 of you tuned-in live, but in case you missed it, you can watch all of the sessions on-demand here. On our […]
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When economies tank, the market usually tanks along with it. Except this time, that hasn’t happened. After plummeting in March, the Dow Jones, the S&P, and the NASDAQ have completely recovered. Meanwhile, back in the real world, COVID cases keep soaring, and U.S. unemployment is still sky-high. And, according to experts, the expiry of coronavirus […]

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Global problems threaten human kind: climate change, increasing inequality and erosion of social cohesion are uprooting societies. A boost of global cooperation is needed, but UN Secretary-General António Guterres rightly criticises the chaos of the world order and the notion of nationalism. In this crisis situation, technological change and digitalisation are accelerating, but nobody is paying real attention […]
In2016, Microsoft introduced to Twitter an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay. By interacting with users, Tay learned new vocabulary. Unfortunately, the bot was quickly targeted by trolls, who taught it to spout racist and sexist commentary. After 16 hours, Microsoft withdrew the chabot. Tay was not an isolated incident, says Raji Srinivasan, professor of marketing at Texas McCombs. […]

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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]
Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first. Now that the sharing economy has become mainstream, more critical voices are appearing. So, what will it be? Empowerment or exploitation? A revolution or business as usual? Before getting to the heart of the matter, I’d like to set something straight: […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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