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In Billionaire Space Race, Sir Richard Branson Takes the Lead

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By CCN Markets: Who would have thought that the newfangled space race would be funded by nerdy billionaires, one of whom has been knighted? That’s exactly what’s happening and now the countdown has begun to see which will be the first to actually send humans into space on one of their creations. In the running is Elon Musk, who shot a Tesla into space last year. There's also Jeff Bezos, who wants...

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic IPO Ups the Ante for Musk and Bezos

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At last, investors can soon buy shares in a space-travel company. Richard Branson is the first-mover. The billionaire is opening up Virgin Galactic to outside investment in an upcoming IPO. The deal is expected to happen before year-end, keeping the IPO ball rolling in 2019. It is a boon for all of private-sector space travel – not only Richard Branson's company – as it thrusts other players...

Billionaire Richard Branson Puts His Money Where Elon Musk's Mouth Is

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk loves to talk about going to space. Fellow starstruck billionaire Sir Richard Branson plans to actually travel there. Next month. He'll ride aboard one of his own Virgin Galactic rocket ships. The Daily Beast reports Branson's virgin space flight will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin...

Interview: Power Ledger's Jemma Green on Using Blockchain to 'Power the World'

Power Ledger, whose mission is to deliver peer-to-peer electricity to people through the blockchain, has been knocking it out of the park this year in terms of global recognition. The Australia-based company has thrust the blockchain into the spotlight, scoring a recent win in Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) on Necker Island. In addition, the company unveiled a new regulated...

Aussie Blockchain Startup Wins Billionaire Branson's Tech Challenge

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Power Ledger, a blockchain startup based in Australia, won business magnate Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2018, as reported by Australian news channel Nine News. The challenge, whose previous finalists include Doctor on Demand and Vantage Robotics, aims to provide entrepreneurs with the right tools to help them build their tech products. Power Ledger received endorsements...

Bitcoin Scams Impersonating Me a ‘Worrying’ Trend, Says Billionaire Richard Branson

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says that he is concerned over the growing number of bitcoin scams that use his likeness to promote fraudulent products and investment schemes. Writing on Virgin’s official blog, Branson wrote that although he has often lauded bitcoin and its potential to disrupt the financial system, it’s “worrying” that so many bitcoin scams claim that he has endorsed their...

easyJet Partners with Founders Factory to Disrupt Travel With Fintech

The airline easyJet has teamed up with the London-based Founders Factory as the incubator attempts to create 200 successful startups within the next five years, reports City A.M. The accelerator and incubator, Founders Factory, created by the developers of Lastminute.com, Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, has set itself a mammoth task: develop 200 startups over the next five years across six...

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