Jack Ma says he isn’t about to retire from Alibaba but is planning a gradual succession

Jack Ma says he isn’t about to retire from Alibaba but is planning a gradual succession

Reports of Jack Ma’s impending retirement are greatly exaggerated, it seems. Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, has pushed back on claims that he is on the cusp of leaving the $420 billion Chinese e-commerce firm….

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Stealthy Singapore VC firm Qualgro is raising a $100M fund

Stealthy Singapore VC firm Qualgro is raising a $100M fund

Founder Heang Chhor previously spent 26 years with McKinsey Jon Russell @ / 8 hours Southeast Asia’s venture capital space is booming right now. Openspace Ventures just announced the close of its newest $135 million fund,…

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

Sometimes smart contracts can be pretty dumb. All of the benefits of a cryptographically secured, publicly verified, anonymized transaction system can be erased by errant code, malicious actors or poorly defined parameters of an executable…

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