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Jeff John Roberts


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Recent articles by Jeff:

Stripe Backs $40 Million Investment in A.I. Accounting Startup Pilot

Pilot announced it had raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, and supported by online payments giant Stripe. → Read More

Trading App eToro Launches Crypto Versions of 8 Major Currencies

Cyprus-based eToro will offer a total of eight stablecoins as part of the broader launch of a crypto exchange service called eTorox. → Read More

Crypto Cowboy Binance Wants to Play By the Rules

Binance is wading into government-issued money—raising the question of whether it can keep growing without getting singed by regulators. → Read More

$50 for High-Speed Internet? Chet Kanojia’s Starry Could Help People Forget Aereo’s Crash

Starry has enormous appeal to consumers paying cable monopolists high fees for unreliable, unfriendly service. → Read More

Congress Is Pushing a Blockchain Bill. Does It Defeat the Point of Decentralized Tech?

The bill, introduced for the second time in February, has bipartisan sponsors in both the Senate and House of Representatives. → Read More

SEC Guidance Sparks Fear and Loathing in Crypto Industry

The SEC this week issued guidelines for cryptocurrency. Some praised the regulatory clarity, but also seethed the agency had gone too far. → Read More

A Crypto Dividend? Coinbase 'Staking' Service Offers Fixed Income Investment

Coinbase launched staking for Tezos, letting investors who own the digital currency park it and receive a stream of revenue in return. → Read More

The Business of Your Face

While you weren't looking, tech companies helped themselves to your photos to power a facial recognition boom. Here's how. → Read More

A Big Bet on Blockchain and Gaming: Ripple and Forte Announce $100 Million Fund

Ripple and Forte on Tuesday announced an ambitious $100 million project to integrate blockchain technology into video games. → Read More

Would You Trade Gmail for This Personal Email Server? I Tried.

Helm offers a privacy focused alternative to corporate email services like Gmail and Microsoft's Hotmail. → Read More

Mr. Zuckerberg, Let Us Pay for Facebook With Dollars Not Data

If you're serious about privacy, put users money where your mouth is. → Read More

FBI Probing Bitcoin Exchange Quadriga Over Missing $136 Million, Source Alleges

CEO of crypto exchange Kraken says the FBI and RCMP have been in touch as part of an effort to determine what happened at Quadriga. → Read More

Which Are the Best New 5G Phones This Year—And Does Apple Care?

“A generation of wireless where the hard part-the devices and the ecosystem-is ready ahead of the network. It’s incredible.” → Read More

Data Sheet—Which Are the Best New 5G Phones This Year And Does Apple Care?

“A generation of wireless where the hard part-the devices and the ecosystem-is ready ahead of the network. It’s incredible.” → Read More

Data Sheet—Trump Turns on China Hawks as Huawei Doubles Down

Bob Lighthizer is trying to hang tough over Huawei—as Trump telegraphs more clearly than ever that he’s losing patience. → Read More

Curv Launches Cloud-Based Crypto Storage, Raises $6.5 Million

Curv raised $6.5 million from Team 8 and crypto giant Digital Currency Group to offer cloud-based crypto custody. → Read More

America's Tech Industry Faces a Reckoning from Regulators

Big tech is under attack by regulators, legislators, antitrust watchdogs, consumer advocates, journalists, and assorted others. → Read More

Big Tech Vs. Big Privacy Lawsuits

Class-action attorneys are in a feeding frenzy amid a soaring number of corporate data scandals. → Read More

Marvin Ammori's Next Act: A Net Neutrality Vet on Blockchain—and Why the Internet Is Still Great

Net neutrality vet Marvin Ammori explains why he thinks the future of the Internet is tied to blockchain and a decentralized web. → Read More

Markets Are Global, Payments Are Local

Even as retailers grow multinational in scope, the way people pay for things differs radically from country to country. → Read More