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💰 $36M funding: Facebook’s financial products unit, Novi, is hemorrhaging staff. Four of its alumni joined forces to found Mysten Labs, a crypto and blockchain infrastructure technology start-up, which has just raised $36M in a funding round led by Andressen Horowitz. CNBC →
🗑️ Half a billion in Bitcoin thrashed: Stories abound of people who have accidentally thrown money away; some are true, others are urban myths. This tragic tale concerns a Welshman who managed to throw half a billion dollars in Bitcoin in the trash — and has never given up hope of being reunited with his fortune. New Yorker →
👓 VR in the health sector: Not everyone is a fan of virtual reality, but there are some applications that no one could take issue with. This brain injury patient, whose movements are severely restricted, has been able to manage her pain and experience environments she could only dream of. BBC →
💡 Ask why, save time: Being more productive means working smarter, not longer. But how? Use the ‘5 Whys technique’, developed by the founder of Toyota in the 1930s, to get to the root of the issue, and create more space in your life for family, friends, and the things you really enjoy. Blog →
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