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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
David Marcus, VP of messaging products at Facebook and a former president of PayPal, will be joining Coinbase's board   —  Coinbase, a popular site for buying cryptocurrencies, is soaring.  In the last week, Coinbase's app shot to No. 1 in the iTunes store, while a flood of interest …
Dec 12, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Claire Zillman / Fortune:
Adobe says it's closed the gender wage gap among its US employees, compared to last year when women made about 99% of what men did   —  Adobe Systems Inc. on Thursday announced that it has reached its goal of achieving equal pay between male and female employees in the United States.
Dec 8, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
Bitcoin price reaches $16K+ despite bubble warnings, with a total market capitalization of ~$270B   —  Bitcoin broke through the $15,000 barrier on Thursday morning as it continued what has been a remarkable run even by the cryptocurrency's usual bubblelicious standards.
Dec 7, 2017, 6:45 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
SEC's new cyber unit dedicated to ICOs files its first charges over a scam by PlexCoin, which reportedly raised $15M and promised 13-fold profit within a month   —  A new division of the Securities and Exchange Commission dedicated to so-called “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) …
Dec 4, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announces hedge fund denominated in Ripple, will focus primarily on crypto assets, currently raised ~$50M of $100M target   —  The prominent tech figure Michael Arrington announced a new hedge fund on Tuesday that will be denominated in the crypto-currency XRP …
Nov 28, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Fortune:
Chainalysis: between 17% and 23% of bitcoins mined to date have been lost forever; this estimate includes 1M, or about 6%, of bitcoins mined by Satoshi Nakamoto   —  Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever.
Nov 26, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Andrew Nusca / Fortune:
Profile of Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who cofounded the firm and has maintained its 70% share of the GPU market as competition and demand explode, driven by AI   —  The cofounder and CEO of semiconductor and software maker Nvidia saw the future of computing more than a decade ago …
Nov 16, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Claire Zillman / Fortune:
Female VCs from Sequoia, Cowboy, Benchmark, and others launch Female Founder Office Hours, a series of events at which investors will advise women entrepreneurs   —  The female investors of venture capital are expanding their dinner party, so to speak.  —  Jess Lee, the former CEO …
Nov 13, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
David Z. Morris / Fortune:
Bitcoin Cash's market cap is up 130%+ in 2 days to about $26B, briefly overtaking Ethereum's, and Bitcoin Cash's hashrate has surpassed Bitcoin's   —  The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a complex shakeup this weekend, with a recently created digital token called Bitcoin Cash (BCH) …
Nov 12, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Overview of Bitcoin's contentious SegWit2x fork, projected to occur on November 16, supported by some big Bitcoin startups and miners   —  Bitcoin has faced turmoil in the past but nothing like this.  In two weeks, a massive fight taking place among bitcoin insiders could produce a ruinous schism …
Nov 5, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context

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