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Sind Kryptowährungen politisch?

„5% of Coinbase Employees Take Severance Offer Over ‘Apolitical’ Stance – Coinbase has lost 60 people from its 1,200-person staff after an updated mission statement from CEO Brian Armstrong sparked fierce debate over how companies should respond to today’s charged politics. … While it’s clear that employees are not allowed to talk politics in general Slack channels and have to set up separate non-general channels to talk politics, it’s not clear what counts as political and what counts as apolitical. As CoinDesk reported Friday, employees were told a #spaghetti-monster-for-president Slack channel would be in keeping with the new policy.“


Coinbase is a mission focused company – In short, I want Coinbase to be laser focused on achieving its mission, because I believe that this is the way that we can have the biggest impact on the world. We will do this by playing as a championship team, focus on building, and being transparent about what our mission is and isn’t. … We need to do a better job of being authentic about who we are, and hopefully this blog post is a first step in that direction. We are an intense culture and we are an apolitical culture. We’re also committed to making Coinbase a place that creates incredible job opportunities and a welcoming environment for people of every age, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. – With a strong, united culture, we can build a company that changes the world. At Coinbase, that culture means staying focused on our mission and being the best company we can be. I believe this is how we will have the greatest impact. With this clarity, hopefully everyone can make an informed decision and we can move forward as #OneCoinbase.“

Brian Armstrong

Twitter’s Dorsey Calls Out Coinbase CEO for Ignoring Users‘ ‚Societal Issues‘ – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted his disapproval of Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong steering his company away from corporate activism. … Twitter CEO Dorsey responded that by the very act of being a crypto exchange, Coinbase was already activist by definition and there’s no point in pretending otherwise. – ‚Bitcoin (aka ‚crypto‘) is direct activism against an unverifiable and exclusionary financial system which negatively affects so much of our society. Important to at least acknowledge and connect the related societal issues your customers face daily. This leaves people behind,‘ Dorsey tweeted.“


Jack Dorsey’s Square purchases $50 million worth of bitcoin – Square, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s payment company, has purchased $50 million worth of bitcoin. – The investment represents approximately 1% of Square’s total assets as of Q2 2020. – Square has become the second publicly-listed company after MicroStrategy to invest in bitcoin. … Saylor said, compared to gold and the U.S. dollar, bitcoin is a superior asset for a treasury given it is not deflationary by design. – ‚Gold is defective in the 21st century,‘ he said of bullion. ‚It boils down to a very simple principle. It’s going to debase between 2% and 4% a year, certainly over the next hundred years.‘ As for the dollar, Saylor said, the problem is monetary policy expansion and inflation – which comes at the cost of purchasing power.“

The Block

DOJ Warns of Possible ‚Oncoming Storm‘ in Report Detailing Dangers of Terrorist Use of Crypto – U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr announced Thursday the release of ‚Cryptocurrency: An Enforcement Framework,‘ a roadmap for policing the cryptocurrency landscape. – The framework provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging threats and enforcement challenges associated with the increasing prevalence and use of cryptocurrency, Barr said. – An 83-page document accompanying the release included three sections – threat overview, law and future strategies – to guide DOJ’s handling of the space. … ‚Despite its relatively brief existence, this technology already plays a role in many of the most significant criminal and national security threats our nation faces,‘ said Associate Deputy Attorney General Sujit Raman, chair of the Cyber-Digital Task Force, which wrote the report.“


ProtonMail vs Apple App Store

ProtonMail Compares Apple to Mafia, Says App Was Forced Into In-App Purchases in 2018 – Apple’s dispute with „HEY“ wasn’t the first time the Cupertino company tried to force an email app into adding in-app purchases, according to ProtonMail CEO Andy Yen. – Yen told The Verge that back in 2018, ProtonMail was forced to add in-app purchases to its app, which had been in the App Store since 2016. ProtonMail at the time had a paid email service but did not offer it in the app, with the ‌App Store‌ version being available for free. … Apple in September changed its App Store rules to avoid situations like the dispute with ProtonMail. Apps are now allowed to offer free standalone apps that are companions to paid web-based tools without an in-app purchase requirement, and there’s also a new process that lets developers challenge App Store rules and decisions.“


Waymo One fährt autonom

Waymo starts to open driverless ride-hailing service to the public – Waymo, the Google self-driving-project-turned-Alphabet unit, is beginning to open up its driverless ride-hailing service to the public. – The company said that starting today, members of its Waymo One service will be able to take family and friends along on their fully driverless rides in the Phoenix area. Existing Waymo One members will have the first access to the driverless rides — terminology that means no human behind the wheel. However, the company said that in the next several weeks more people will be welcomed directly into the service through its app, which is available on Google Play and the App Store.“