Lofty Ben Smith, Maybe Not Timely, Analogy to the Global Game of Semaphore: “Netflix” News

The folks behind Semaphore have said a lot of different things about what exactly they’re trying to create, and this week brings another one: “Netflix” news. Or, at least, according to Ben SmithThe startup’s stated global intention is “clearly Netflix rather than Disney.” Smith made a comment on Financial time article announced that Semaphore has … Read more

My City – Netflix sues maker of alleged ‘Bridgerton’ clone

Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) on Friday sued the creators of the unauthorized stage production of the popular period drama “Bridgerton,” accusing them of copyright infringement after building their dummy request on TikTok. The lawsuit was filed against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear in federal court in Washington, three days after a sold-out performance of “The Unofficial … Read more

Opinion: Fidelity’s bitcoin move getting all the wrong publicity

What would Ned Johnson do? The late, great Fidelity Investments honcho built his family’s Boston-based money management firm into one of the biggest in the world over the course of a long career. Johnson died on March 23 of this year, age 91. On April 26, just over one month later, his daughter and heir, … Read more

Fintech start-ups follow Fidelity Investments with retirement plans featuring bitcoin

Fidelity Investments made waves in the retirement-planning industry when it became the first of the major record-keepers to roll out bitcoin for 401(k) plans. But fintech start-ups are moving in as well. In April, Fidelity said that some of the 401(k) plans it administers would soon offer employees a way to invest in bitcoin through … Read more

What does Netflix’s crackdown look like on password sharing?

Netflix Inc. has promised to limit password sharing because it looks likely to increase its financial fortune, and the company has just shared more details on how it will be done. The company plans to get subscribers in some Latin American markets to start paying extra if they want to add additional homes to their … Read more

Crypto crash: How prices for bitcoin and ethereum changed in June 2022

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin BTCUSD, +3.49% and ether ETHUSD, +5.49% have exploded in popularity in recent years, and are now traded by both individual investors and large companies like Tesla TSLA, -0.01%  and Citibank. The total market cap for all crypto nearly hit $3 trillion during parts of 2021 and companies like Robinhood HOOD, -1.16%,  Coinbase COIN, +3.31% … Read more

Crypto crash: How prices for bitcoin and ethereum changed in June 2022

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin BTCUSD, +3.33% and ether ETHUSD, +4.30% have exploded in popularity in recent years, and are now traded by both individual investors and large companies like Tesla TSLA, -0.05%  and Citibank. The total market cap for all crypto nearly hit $3 trillion during parts of 2021 and companies like Robinhood HOOD, -0.24%,  Coinbase COIN, +3.04% … Read more

Money laundering watchdog pushes for crypto information-sharing rules

Most countries lack “travel rule” laws that could help prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrency by criminals and terrorists, a global anti-money-laundering watchdog said on 30 June. The rules would require companies and service providers to share information about senders and recipients in cryptocurrency transactions. Only about 30% of jurisdictions surveyed by the Financial Action Task … Read more

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Nominated for Best Short Film at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, The Martha Mitchell Effect (Netflix) examines the period of time when the wife of the Attorney General and Presidential Campaign Manager Nixon did not remain silent. Instead, Martha Mitchell became a media figure in her own right and eventually became one of the first … Read more

Research Affiliates CEO calls crypto a ‘Ponzi scheme,’ questions ‘substance’ of blockchain

The chief executive of California-based asset manager Research Affiliates has called cryptocurrencies a “Ponzi scheme”, claiming bitcoin and the blockchain technology underpinning the world’s largest digital asset help fuel illegal activity. “They are a Ponzi scheme that facilitates money laundering,” Chris Brightman told Financial News when asked about his views on cryptocurrencies. Brightman, who became … Read more