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Tag: Ripple (XRP)

Read — 2018-09-25

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Instagram co-founders to step down from Facebook“, by Deepa Seetharaman (Wall Street Journal, 2018-09-25).
  2. Stefan Lofven: Sweden’s parliament ousts prime minister” (BBC, 2018-09-25).
  3. The stoplight battling to end poverty“, by Nick Dall (OZY, 2018-09-25).
  4. Ripple’s co-founder’s token selloff accelerates“, by Tomio Geron (Wall Street Journal, 2018-09-24).
  5. From farm to blockchain: Walmart tracks its lettuce“, by Michael Corkey & Nathaniel Popper (NY Times, 2018-09-24). The article notes that some are skeptical blockchain improves the tracking process.
  6. The moral imperative of quality education“, by Peter Mutharika (Project Syndicate, 2017-11-27). A request from the president of Malawi for benefactors to contribute to education in developing countries.

Read — 2018-09-21

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Titans of mathematics clash over epic proof of abc conjecture“, by Erica Klarreich (Quanta Magazine, 2018-09-20). The abc conjecture is a relatively simple problem to state, and it has many important implications.
  2. Claude Shannon: How a genius solves problems“, by Zat Rana (Medium, 2018-08-15).
  3. New theory cracks open the black box of deep learning“, by Natalie Wolchover (Quanta Magazine, 2017-09-21).
  4. Drug pair shows promise for treating sleep apnea“, by Meredith Wadman (Science, 2018-09-21).
  5. Ripple (XRP) is up almost 50% in 24 hours on exciting new feature“, by Billy Bambrough (Forbes, 2018-09-21). Ripple announces its xRapid product. As per a Ripple spokesperson, “there isn’t currently an official commercial release timeline for xRapid”.
  6. Eventbrite: Plenty of upside left in this stellar IPO“, by Gary Alexander (Seeking Alpha, 2018-09-21). Note that the author indicates he may take a long position in EB.

Read — 2018-07-02

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Bulwark against an abortion ban? Medical advances“, by Pam Belluck & Jan Hoffman (NY Times, 2018-07-01). The article argues that (1) even if government attempts to restrict access to abortion, vastly improved contraceptive technology gives women more power over the childbearing decision today than forty years ago; and (2) restricting abortions would disproportionately affect low-income women.
  2. Induced abortion in the United States” (Guttmacher Institute, 2018-01). As cited in the NY Times article above, almost half of the pregnancies in the US are unintended. According to a 2005 study,

    The three most common reasons—each cited by three-fourths of patients—were concern for or responsibility to other individuals; the inability to afford raising a child; and the belief that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents. Half said they did not want to be a single parent or were having problems with their husband or partner.

  3. South Korea’s enduring racism“, by Se-Woong Koo (NY Times, 2018-07-01). “For all of South Korea’s success as a democracy and as a thriving economy, compassion and humanitarian instincts are in short supply. And the government bears much of the blame for fostering this selfish mind-set.”
  4. Hard news. Angry administration. Teenage journalists know what it’s like.“, by Jaclyn Peiser (NY Times, 2018-07-01).
  5. Here’s some cryptocurrency. Now please use it.“, by Nathaniel Popper (NY Times, 2018-07-01). Ripple gets creative in self-promotion, if not use.
  6. No, machine learning is not just glorified statistics“, by Joe Davison (Towards Data Science, 2018-06-27).

Read — 2018/05/17

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Small caps set new hights, outpacing their multinationals peers“, by Akane Otani & Michael Wursthorn (Wall Street Journal, 2018-05-16).
  2. ‘I lost it’: the boss who banned phones, and what came next“, by John Simons (Wall Street Journal, 2018-05-16).
  3. How China’s Tencent uses deals to crowd out tech rivals“, by Liza Lin & Julie Steinberg (Wall Street Journal, 2018-05-15).
  4. Eventbrite: building a business through acquisitions“, by Hannah Kuchler (Finacial Times, 2018-05-13). Eventbrite founder Julia Hartz emphasizes keeping employees (especially during M&As), ensuring “cultural fit”, and building a “totally global company”.
  5. Ripple is going after startups to build an ecosystem around the XRP cryptocurrency“, by Jon Russell (Tech Crunch, 2018-05-14).
  6. Serena Williams’s new HBO documentary sparks the breastfeeding conversation we should all be having“, by Alexandra Macon (Vogue, 2018-05-16).