Blockchain’s potential to reduce ad fraud — and how marketers can get ready

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This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. Blockchain technology promises to transform how nearly all industries manage data. Since roaring onto the scene as the engine behind Bitcoin in 2009, it’s become applicable to a diverse array of industries beyond financial services, including industrial manufacturing, […]

Nvidia slides as SoftBank reportedly plans to sell its stake in the chipmaker next year (NVDA)

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SoftBank is planning to sell its stake in Nvidia as the chipmaker’s shares keep sliding, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The Japanese investor quietly acquired a $4 billion stake in Nvidia in early 2017, and later transferred the holding to its Vision Fund.  Nvidia shares have been under pressure since the start of a large-cap tech […]

Nvidia tanks as SoftBank reportedly plans to sell its stake in the chipmaker next year (NVDA)

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SoftBank is planning to sell its stake in Nvidia as the chipmaker’s shares keep sliding, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The Japanese investor quietly acquired a $4 billion stake in Nvidia in early 2017, and later transferred the holding to its Vision Fund.  Nvidia shares have been under pressure since the start of a large-cap tech […]

With more than 35 million players worldwide, Magic the Gathering is giving back to its community with a brand new game and $10 million in esports prize money

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Magic the Gathering is one of the most popular collectible card games in the world, with more than 35 million players spread across 70 countries. The game’s parent companies, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast, recently announced a $10 million esports program for tabletop and digital competitions in 2019. The announcement follows the launch of […]

A company trying to solve one of the biggest pain points in cryptocurrency just raised $8 million, and it could help lure big Wall Street funds to the burgeoning industry

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Venture firm Two Sigma and blockchain company ConsenSys have invested $8 million into digital-asset-custody provider Trustology. The startup tackles one of the key challenges in cryptocurrencies: safely holding digital assets in a way that protects them from thieves but also allows the rightful owner to get quick and easy access. The funds will be used […]

10 things you need to know in markets today

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Good morning! Here’s what you need to know in markets on Friday. 1. President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing. 2. […]

The 10 most important things in the world right now

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Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Friday. 1. US President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, to replace Nikki Haley as the UN ambassador. Haley abruptly resigned in October and is set to leave by the end of the year. 2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats will vote […]