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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled's endorsements helped $30M ICO for Centra debit card, which had shady founders, made-up CEO, false Visa approval claims   —  Celebrity endorsements are helping start-ups raise big money in so-called initial coin offerings.  But it is not always clear what they are selling.
Oct 28, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
A look at Jack Dorsey's Square, whose success in recent quarters and steadily rising stock price means it could soon pass Twitter in market cap   —  Twitter may be President Trump's favorite platform, but Square, a payments company also run by Jack Dorsey, has had more success in recent quarters.
Oct 25, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
New York Times:
30 current and former SoFi employees describe years of misconduct by executives including CEO Mike Cagney and a rancorous workplace environment   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For months, the text messages came.  Some were flirtatious, asking her to meet him late at night.  Sometimes, the texts were sexually explicit.
Sep 12, 2017, 10:10 PMIn context
New York Times:
SoFi CEO and co-founder Mike Cagney to step down following sexual harassment suit; sources say he skirted risk and compliance controls while expanding business   —  Social Finance, an online lender that has been one of the more prominent financial technology start-ups, said on Monday …
Sep 11, 2017, 10:07 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Hackers hijack cell phone numbers to drain cryptocurrency wallets, pointing to security weaknesses at both carriers and wallet services   —  Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.
Aug 21, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Despite SEC's warning that securities law applies to sale of virtual currencies, 46 ICOs have been announced, 204 moving forward, and only 3 canceled/postponed   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The cautionary words of American regulators have done little to chill a red-hot market for new virtual currencies sold by start-ups.
Aug 8, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Some Bitcoin backers plan to launch a competing version called Bitcoin Cash on August 1, with support for more transactions per block   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For the last two years, rival factions have been vying for control of the Bitcoin virtual currency and its global network of computers and supporters.
Jul 29, 2017, 7:45 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Dark web market AlphaBay down since Tuesday, prompting fears of law enforcement action or theft of user funds; admins claim the site is down for maintenance   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The largest online black market for drugs, AlphaBay, has been down for nearly two days, raising questions about whether …
Jul 7, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
65 projects have raised $522M in ICOs this year, according to Smith + Crown; investors should be aware of the unregulated nature and potential for abuse in ICOs   —  A new crop of technology entrepreneurs is forgoing the usual routes to raising money.  The entrepreneurs are not pitching …
Jun 25, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
A look at Ether, which has risen 4,500% since the beginning of the year, is used in ICOs, and is likely to pass Bitcoin's total value soon   —  The price of Bitcoin has hit record highs in recent months, more than doubling in price since the start of the year.
Jun 20, 2017, 8:00 AMIn context

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