Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos said it was his 'best day ever' on Tuesday, after he made a historic sub-orbital flight to space in a capsule, carried by a rocket—both built by his company Blue Origin. This was 21-year-old Blue Origin's first human space flight. Swiggy raises $1.25 billion to go beyond food delivery. And in our tech conversation, part 2 of a chat with Sandeep Nailwal on the basics of Polygon's blockchain for Ethereum
HCL Technologies founder Shiv Nadar has stepped down from his position as chief strategy officer and managing director, India's third biggest IT services company told the stock exchanges on Monday. The company has named Nadar as chairman emeritus and strategic advisor. CEO C Vijayakumar has been named managing director as well, for a term five years. In today's tech conversation, Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, explains the basics of the rising blockchain protocol
El Salvador continues to shake up the cryptocurrency world. The small Latin American state is thinking of creating its own mining plant with the help of a French company.
Sotheby's Hong Kong will offer a rare 101.38-carat diamond in a single-lot sale on July 9, and the auction house is enabling it to be purchased via a cryptocurrency payment
The latest drop leaves Bitcoin little changed from where it began the year, erasing a large run-up in recent months
The qualities that make cryptocurrencies attractive—decentralisation and anonymity—make them great for theft, ransom and selling drugs
Leading this briefing is news that El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, yesterday became the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender. The country's Bitcoin law was been approved by a 'super majority' Nayib Bukele, El Salvador's 39-year old president said on Twitter. Also in the programme, President Biden lifts US ban on TikTok; more women in India went online for STEM courses; and an interview with Shashank Kumar, co-founder and CEO of DeHaat on expansion plans at his agri-tech startup
India's cryptocurrency industry is once again in a regulatory flux following fresh concerns voiced by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. As banks keep crypto-related transactions at an arm's length, government intervention is urgently needed to frame guidelines for the sector
Leading today's briefing is a report that India's edtech sector will continue to see strong growth over the next few years. Also on the programme, Elon Musk continues his crypto-market-moving tweets; Find out what Twitter Blue is; and we speak with Tauseef Khan and Nishant Mahatre, co-founders of Gramophone about their ongoing effort to build an integrated tech stack to help farmers in India with everything from farm preparation and inputs to finding the best buyers for their produce
Tiger Global Management's $25 million investment in BitCipher Labs last week marked the first investment in an Indian crypto startup for the New York-based investment firm, which is famous for its early backing of Flipkart. It has now added an Indian crypto startup to its portfolio. With Tiger's investment, CoinSwitch's valuation jumped five-fold to more than $500 million in just four months.