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Makers of Keep Protocol Raise $7.7M to Bring Trustless BTC to DeFi

With a forthcoming product that may entice more decentralized finance (DeFi) players to incorporate bitcoin-backed tokens, Thesis has closed a $7.7 million deal by selling its Keep tokens to some of crypto’s top investors. Announced Thursday, Thesis will shortly debut TBTC, a trustless platform for making bitcoin-backed tBTC tokens on Ethereum. The private keys guarding the […]

Merck looks for leg up on Bristol with Keytruda’s latest colorectal cancer win

Merck’s Keytruda went up against chemo in a head-to-head colorectal cancer battle—and won. The immuno-oncology star trumped various chemo regimens at keeping cancer from progressing in previously untreated patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) colorectal cancer that had either spread to other parts of the body or couldn’t be surgically removed, […]

“We Will Get through This”: A Physician and Venture Capitalist on Coronavirus

Andrew “Drew” Senyei, MD, is a medical doctor who has spent much of his life starting and growing biotechnology companies. He spent 25 years as managing director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital and was the founding investor in Nuvasive, a non-invasive orthopedic company. Currently, he serves as executive chair of NeoSeq, a company that focuses […]

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“We Will Get through This”: A Physician and Venture Capitalist on Coronavirus

Andrew “Drew” Senyei, MD, is a medical doctor who has spent much of his life starting and growing biotechnology companies. He spent 25 years as managing director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital and was the founding investor in Nuvasive, a non-invasive orthopedic company. Currently, he serves as executive chair of NeoSeq, a company that focuses […]

France’s Carrefour Joins Forces With Uber Eats For Home Delivery Service

French supermarket chain Carrefour SA (CRRFY) teamed up with Uber’s (UBER) Eats unit on Wednesday to launch a delivery service, to meet demand for groceries and essential products during the France’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Starting April 6, the delivery service will be available from 15 Carrefour stores in Paris and surroundings and will then be […]

Where to find and apply for COVID-19 financial relief

Increased federal benefits The federal government is automatically raising the amount of Canada child benefit (CBC) that is paid to every family by $300 per child per month. The payment increases will begin in May. The government will also make a one-time payment for families with modest incomes through the GST/HST credit. Individuals can expect […]

Dispelling the Misperceptions: Three Ways ETFs Benefit Financial Markets

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have increased market access for millions of investors, a development that most have cheered. Yet there are lingering concerns that ETFs have injected new risks into the system. These concerns are based on misperceptions. That is the conclusion of a growing body of evidence culled from actual market events and data collected […]

Pharmaceuticals, health and wellness

Merck looks for leg up on Bristol with Keytruda’s latest colorectal cancer win

Merck’s Keytruda went up against chemo in a head-to-head colorectal cancer battle—and won. The immuno-oncology star trumped various chemo regimens at keeping cancer from progressing in previously untreated patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) colorectal cancer that had either spread to other parts of the body or couldn’t be surgically removed, […]

Zantac, generics ordered off the market after FDA finds they’re a ticking time bomb

Sixteen years after it was approved, the FDA has ordered that heartburn drug Zantac and its generics be removed from the market, saying they have been exposing consumers to the risk of cancer.  The move comes six months after an independent lab warned the FDA of a potential carcinogen in ranitidine drugs and nearly three […]

Chinese APIs flowing but India ban hinders U.S. approval of hydroxychloroquine

The production of Chinese active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) slipped by 10% to 20% during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak in China but is quickly recovering. The bottleneck in the global supply chain for APIs is now shipping, particularly ocean freight.  This is the assessment of Chinese officials who held a press conference Tuesday. […]

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi gets FDA green light to challenge Roche in small-cell lung cancer

Move over, Roche. There’s a new small-cell lung cancer therapy on the scene, and it belongs to AstraZeneca. Monday, the FDA cleared the British drugmaker’s Imfinzi—in tandem with standard-of-care chemo—for use in previously untreated patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. About 15% of all lung cancer cases are small cell, a fast-growing form of […]

Blockchain

Makers of Keep Protocol Raise $7.7M to Bring Trustless BTC to DeFi

With a forthcoming product that may entice more decentralized finance (DeFi) players to incorporate bitcoin-backed tokens, Thesis has closed a $7.7 million deal by selling its Keep tokens to some of crypto’s top investors.  Announced Thursday, Thesis will shortly debut TBTC, a trustless platform for making bitcoin-backed tBTC tokens on Ethereum. The private keys guarding […]

Judge Denies Telegram’s Request to Issue Gram Tokens to Non-US Investors

A federal judge has denied Telegram’s request to issue its forthcoming gram tokens to non-U.S. investors. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, of the Southern District of New York, wrote on Wednesday that Telegram’s claim it could issue its tokens to investors but ensure these tokens did not end up in U.S. investors’ hands was […]

Ex-State Street Blockchain Team Drops DLT From New Data-Privacy Startup

A group of former State Street blockchain builders are now launching their own company – but with distributed ledgers playing only a minor role. “We could have retrofitted Hyperledger or any other blockchain project to do the management of consumers’ personally identifiable information, but it would have just added so much unnecessary burden on the […]

French Central Bank Puts Out Call for Digital Currency Experiments

France’s central bank wants to experiment with integrating digital currencies. France’s central bank wants to experiment with integrating digital currencies. On March 27, the Banque de France published a request for proposals for central bank digital currency “experiment” applications. These projects will help France’s central bank understand the risks and mechanisms of CBDCs and also […]

A directory listing for active private placement offerings

Greenway

Raising $5,000,000

Led by the team from DelFresco Pure, this cannabis company boasts an illustrious track-record of growing and distributing. Check out the pre-IPO opportunity before Greenway goes public.

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$0.50 per share

Frontier Wellness Management

Frontier Wellness Management is raising funds to finance an expansion into Spain’s watershed cannabinoid market. Investors now have the opportunity to purchase stock in Frontier Wellness Management before it’s listed on a public exchange.

Prime Meridian Resources

PMR is a resource mining company operating in Minnesota and Michigan. They became publicly traded in April, 2019, and are building value through rapid development.