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Legal tech is opening the system to those who need legal representation the most

 Jane (whose name changed for privacy purposes) had been living with her elderly mother for more than 20 years in […]

5 Things You Must Know Before Launching an Initial Coin Offering

By now you’ve probably heard of an ICO, or Initial Coin Offering, and know that it’s an innovative way for blockchain startups to […]

MIT’s latest invention pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

For people in the world without easy access to drinkable water, the idea of being able to pull it straight […]

Benchmark just funded Chainalysis, the crypto intelligence company that helped crack the Mt. Gox case

When the virtual currency exchange Mt. Gox collapsed into bankruptcy in 2014 following the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of […]

Blood test can detect eight cancers in early stages which could save half a million lives every year

CancerSEEK is a blood test that detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the bloodstream from cancer cells. This […]

Spider silk startup Bolt Threads closes on $123 million in Series D funding

Bolt Threads, the  startup making spider silk from microbugs, has raised a giant $123 million Series D round of funding. As we reported in November, […]

Novogratz, others invest in CNET founder’s new blockchain venture

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former macro hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz is one of several investors in […]

How a Billionaire Crypto King Built the No. 1 Exchange in Just 8 Months

Even in a cryptocurrency industry teeming with overnight success stories, Zhao Changpeng stands out. In less than eight months, the […]

How Shyp Sunk: The Rise And Fall Of An On-Demand Startup

BY HARRY MCCRACKEN “It’s quite crazy, in my opinion, how a lot of these companies, they don’t really make money. And […]

Chinese facial recognition company becomes world’s most valuable AI start-up

The Chinese government’s plans for mass surveillance using facial recognition have received a boost from one of the country’s tech […]

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