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Climate Change Protests in London: Activists Glue Themselves to BlackRock’s Doors

Climate change activists took on the world’s biggest financial institutions today, specifically BlackRock and the Bank of England, in London. They demanded the cessation of funding of a looming environmental crisis.

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Climate Change Protests in London: Activists Glue Themselves to BlackRock’s Doors
October 14, 2019

Climate change activists took on the world’s biggest financial institutions today, specifically BlackRock and the Bank of England, in London. They demanded the cessation of funding of a looming environmental…

Ripple’s Blockchain to Support Finastra’s Cross-Border Payments
October 11, 2019

Enterprise blockchain provider and payment network Ripple has tied-up with giant fintech Finastra. The latter’s users can utilize Ripple’s blockchain based network and its RippleNet partners for cross-border payments. RippleNet,…

Senators strong-arm Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe on Libra: “…expect a high level of scrutiny.”
October 10, 2019

Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project received another jolt when US Senators wrote an “or…else” letter to certain Libra Association members. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to the…

SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETF Proposal from Bitwise
October 10, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Bitwise Asset Management’s efforts to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The agency said that Bitwise’s proposal failed to meet legal requirements tied…

US Blacklists Chinese AI Organizations Including Leading Startups
October 8, 2019

The US government punished China for its “repression” of Muslim minorities by blacklisting Chinese AI organizations and security bureaus. In rather sensitive timing just ahead of high-level trade discussions in…

Peter Thiel’s VC Firm is Suing “Winnie Cooper’s” Sister
October 5, 2019

Crystal McKellar played Becky Slater on The Wonder Years. Her older sister is Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper. And today, she faces a breach of contract lawsuit from Peter Thiel’s…

Credit Suisse Asset Management Makes ESG Announcement
October 1, 2019

Credit Suisse Asset Management announced plans to adopt ESG factors into all of its investment decisions. The firm said that any fund with more than CHF 20 billion in assets will…

Burning Through Cash, WeWork Turns to Goldman
September 26, 2019

Is WeWork running out of money? According to Bloomberg, WeWork (or We Co.) burning through the green stuff at a torrid pace.

What’s the Matter With Chinese Private Equity?
September 26, 2019

Chinese private capital dealings slumped dramatically in the first half of the year. A new report from the Emerging Market Private Equity Association reveals startling figures on the state of…

Altria and Philip Morris call off $200B merger; Juul’s CEO replaced by Altria Exec
September 25, 2019

Juul, the maker of e-cigarettes, had its CEO replaced amidst the current controversy surrounding its products. A string of deaths, apparently due to the use of e-cigarettes, led Juul to…