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Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoken to TechCrunch, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON) will be a new, ‘third generation’ blockchain with superior capabilities, after Bitcoin and, later, Ethereum paved the way. The launch will be funded with an enormous Initial Coin Offering, with forthcoming private pre-sales ranging into the hundreds of millions, potentially making it one of the largest ICOs to date. Demand is driven by the…

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Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick

Benchmark sues former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Facebook buys computer vision startup focused on adding objects to video Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito hamzeEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but…

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Crunch Report | Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash

Coinbase says it will support Bitcoin Cash after all but it isnt committed to trading yet Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Mitch EasonEdited by: Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention…

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Crunch Report | SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch Planned for November

Smallest spacecraft ever launched make it to low-earth orbit Stitch Fix has confidentially filed for an IPO Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Veanne Cao Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it…

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Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology Y Combinator is reportedly raising a $1 billion fund Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito HamzeEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the…

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Crunch Report | Fastest Drone Ever World Record Set

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one Vertu is dead Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Veanne Cao Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but…

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Crunch Report | Comma.ai Launches Panda

Comma.ai launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda Tesla will build worlds largest battery storage facility for Australian wind farm Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in…

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Crunch Report | Amazon Bids to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon is gobbling Whole Foods for $13.7 billion Chinas Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito HamzeEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode…

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Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

Alphabets Waymo is also exploring self-driving trucking Venture investors blast US decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito hamzeFilmed by:Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but…

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Oscar Healths CEO believes the U.S. has a moral obligation to provide healthcare to its citizens

Health insurance in the US is broken. That much seems to be regarded as a universal truth. penned a post about the ACA, which expressed something of a mixed rating of a system aimed at addressing some of health cares biggest problems. Mario Schlosser (Oscar Health) at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Mario Schlosser (Oscar Health) at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Mario Schlosser (Oscar Health) at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Mario Schlosser (Oscar Health) at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Mario Schlosser (Oscar Health) at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Mario Schlosser (Oscar…

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Crunch Report | Waymo v. Uber is going to trial

Gorilla Glass maker Corning gets $200 million from Apples US manufacturing investment fund Xiaomi puts the focus on India with plans to open 100 retail stores

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Crunch Report | Rumors: Amazons New Echo Device

U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Ubers controversial Greyball program Facebook shutters Oculus Story Studio original VR content division Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted & Filmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by:Chris GatesTeleprompter:Tito Hamze Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the…

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Crunch Report | Elon Musks Tunnel Vision Gets Rendered

Watch how Elon Musks Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster Cloudera and Carvana, techs next two IPOs, both price at $15 per share Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesEdited & Hosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed:Joe ZolnoskiTeleprompter:Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the…

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