Aether Biomedical | Disrupt Berlin 2019

Aether Biomedical is a robotics company currently focused on building bionic limbs for amputees. The TC Top Picks program showcases outstanding early-stage startups across these categories: AI/Machine Learning, Biotech/Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy/Security, Retail/E-commerce, Robotics/IoT/Hardware, SaaS and Social Impact & Education. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new … Read more Aether Biomedical | Disrupt Berlin 2019

Big tech goes to Congress remotely

This week, the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon were called before the House’s Antitrust Subcommittee to defend the vast empires they’ve built. Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg faced questions about how their business practices propelled them into the market-dominant giants they are today. They lead four of top six … Read more Big tech goes to Congress remotely

mettleAI | Disrupt Berlin 2019

mettleAI is a digital therapy platform for patients going through outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e

Bitcoin Hack Latest in a History of Twitter Security Breaches

Some of the highest-profile Twitter accounts, including former President Barack Obama and Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, were subject to a breathtaking hack on Wednesday involving a Bitcoin-related scam. Twitter Inc. temporarily blocked all verified accounts from posting or even changing their passwords while it investigated and sought to resolve the issue. The … Read more Bitcoin Hack Latest in a History of Twitter Security Breaches

Blink.AI uses AI software to enhance imaging for stills, video and sensing

The startup’s machine learning algorithms were employed for everything from minimizing snowfall in a video to improving conditions for self-driving vehicles. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e

Bitleague | Disrupt Berlin 2019

Bitleague is a commission-free banking service for digital currencies. The TC Top Picks program showcases outstanding early-stage startups across these categories: AI/Machine Learning, Biotech/Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy/Security, Retail/E-commerce, Robotics/IoT/Hardware, SaaS and Social Impact & Education. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech … Read more Bitleague | Disrupt Berlin 2019

Can the US stop Huawei’s expansion? | Inside Story

The United States says it’s willing to finance other countries’ 5G networks, so long as Huawei is not involved. President Donald Trump accuses Beijing of using its influence over Chinese companies to spy on other countries. In the UK, Huawei has been given permission to build a new research facility. That’s while the country’s cyber … Read more Can the US stop Huawei’s expansion? | Inside Story

Brian Brooks: Token Securities Framework and Launching a Network

The final week of a16z’s Crypto Startup School kicks off with former Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Brian Brooks discussing “Token Securities Frameworks and Launching a Network.” Brooks starts off calling crypto the “most perfect intersection of tech and finance,” but he cautions that crypto builders must navigate traditional financial-services regulatory structures. This takes on special … Read more Brian Brooks: Token Securities Framework and Launching a Network

Jesse Walden: Fundraising and Deal Structure

former a16z partner and Mediachain cofounder Jesse Walden discusses “Fundraising and Deal Structure” for crypto startups. During early product development, crypto startups can raise traditional venture capital through equity, which allows for the most alignment between founders and investors. Then, unlike a traditional startup, a crypto startup can invite its user base to participate in … Read more Jesse Walden: Fundraising and Deal Structure

Nitya Subramanian: Products and Protocol

Nitya Subramanian, product manager at Celo, discusses “Protocols and Products,” focusing on how building products is different in blockchain vs. more traditional centralized products. The key question for builders: What is the need I’m meeting, and who are the users? For projects seeking control over the end-user experience, such as with cryptocurrency wallets, typically the … Read more Nitya Subramanian: Products and Protocol

Jutta Steiner: Secure Smart Contract Development

Jutta Steiner, the CEO and co-founder of Parity Technologies, discusses “The Evolution of Blockchain Security.” Steiner, who joined the Ethereum team in 2014 as chief of security, says the advent of that open ecosystem of interdependent “smart contracts,” or self-executing design programs, opened a whole new attack surface that requires successful organizations to prioritize a … Read more Jutta Steiner: Secure Smart Contract Development