• Gemini's Tyler Winklevoss informs Bill Gates that actually he can short bitcoin

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    While plenty of the scathing criticism aimed at the cryptocurrency world is well-deserved, sometimes a jab fails to land. In the midst of the mostly grossly worded slew of insults that the institutionally rich lobbed at the bitcoin crowd over the weekend, Bill Gates may have landed the furthest from the mark.
    “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are kind of a pure ‘greater fool theory' type of investment,” Gates told CNBC on Monday. “I would short it if there was an easy way to do it.”
    It wasn't clear if Gates was aware that there is indeed a way to short bitcoin and that he finds it...
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  • The author of Bill Gates' favorite book suggests 9 big reasons the world is getting better

    The author of Bill Gates' favorite book suggests 9 big reasons the world is getting better

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    In a new TED talk, Harvard professor and science writer Steven Pinker says that the world is better now than ever before. His latest book, "Enlightenment Now," makes a similar argument.
    Bill Gates has said he reads 50 books a year , and "Enlightenment Now" is his favorite one yet.
    Pinker defines progress as problem-solving, and says humanity should think of climate change and nuclear war as problems to be solved, not "apocalypses in waiting."
    Other writers have criticized Pinker for being overly optimistic about the state of the world.
    Every day, we read news articles about war , shootings...
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