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  • Does Risk-Taking Really Lead to Success? That Depends.

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    Open risk-taking is a bad idea. But calculated risk-taking is something else again. It’s not uncommon to hear the advice that entrepreneurs should take more calculated risks if they want to be successful. In fact, some billionaires have built their personal brands on a foundation of risk; as an example, Richard Branson often speaks of the […]

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  • Verizon’s advertising business is getting eclipsed by Amazon

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    Verizon’s media business suffered a 6.9 percent decline in revenue to $1.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018. Verizon’s effort to create an advertising business to rival Google and Facebook is struggling to keep up with another tech giant — Amazon. Verizon’s media business, which includes The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Yahoo Sports, suffered […]

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  • Japan’s SBI Group Is Building a New Crypto Exchange Wallet

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    Japanese financial services giant SBI Group has partnered with a blockchain security startup to develop a digital wallet for its recently launched cryptorrency exchange. The Denmark-based startup, Sepior, announced in a press release Monday that SBI has licensed its proprietary “threshold signature” wallet technology for integration with its VCTRADE exchange to secure “on-line contents and transactions.” VCTRADE was launched in […]

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  • HTC Launches Blockchain Smartphone ‘Exodus’ with Flagship Specs

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    A decade on from the launch of the first ever Android phone, Taiwanese consumer electronics giant HTC has taken the wraps off its blockchain-powered smartphone, dubbed ‘Exodus’. HTC has officially announced the early access release of Exodus 1, the company’s first-ever blockchain phone. Available for preorder on its website, the phone will ship sometime in early […]

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  • Khashoggi murder planned days ahead, says Turkey’s Erdogan

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    The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party. He said Turkey had strong evidence Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated and “savage” murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. He also called for the suspects to be […]

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  • Will Trump’s withdrawal from nuclear treaty spark an arms race or Russian compliance?

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    The agreement was designed to keep ground-based nuclear missiles out of Europe, but critics say tearing it up could spark an arms race there. A piece of reckless brinkmanship that could spark an arms race between NATO and Russia in Europe, or a hardball negotiating strategy that might push Moscow into keeping its longstanding promises […]

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  • Visa Integrates Open Source Hyperledger Tech for B2B Blockchain Payments

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    Visa is integrating open-source blockchain code from the Hyperledger Fabric ahead of the commercial launch of its own blockchain service for enterprise payments in Q1 2019. Visa B2B Connect, the payment giant’s enterprise blockchain platform that enables cross-border payments between businesses, is partnering IBM to integrate the latter’s development of the open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework. […]

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  • How to make something go viral.

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    Taming the wildfire that is viral marketing and harnessing it to grow your brand at a breakneck pace. Come spring, golfers spanning the world set their tee times, dust off their clubs and take to the links for yet another season of slapping the little white ball across acres of rolling green. Each golfer might […]

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  • EU Securities Group Advises Regulating Crypto Assets Under Existing Rules

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    A group that advises the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) –  the EU’s securities watchdog – has recommended regulating most cryptocurrencies and ICO tokens under existing financial rules, but said more clarification is needed. In a report dated Oct. 19, the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group (SMSG) said that, since transferable crypto assets used in payments (such as […]

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  • Crown prince was unaware of Khashoggi’s death, Saudi foreign minister says

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    “There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up,” the official said. Saudi Arabia said Sunday that it had formally apologized to the family of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as its foreign minister called his killing at a consulate in Istanbul “a rogue […]

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