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How I Almost Missed The Best Investment Of My Career

Finance
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Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Science
The UK government and Cornwall Council are prepared to invest up to £20m into Newquay airport (Spaceport Cornwall) to make it a base for Virgin Orbit.Orbit is the satellite launch system currently being developed in the US by Sir Richard Branson.This system intends to despatch rockets to space from under the wing of a converted Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet.The investment offer is dependent on Spaceport Cornwall and Virgin Orbit putting together the business case.If everything comes together, however, it could see the jet, called Cosmic Girl, operating out of Newquay in the early 2020s."We're eager to fly from lots of places, to have hubs and gateways to key orbits," explained Will Pomerantz, vice president for special projects at th
Wirecard shares jump 7% on a $1 billion investment from SoftBank

Wirecard shares jump 7% on a $1 billion investment from SoftBank

Finance
SoftBank will invest 900 million euros ($ 1 billion) into German fintech firm Wirecard, as part of a strategic partnership on digital payments. Wirecard said Wednesday that it will raise the capital by issuing convertible bonds with a maturity of five years, selling them exclusively to SoftBank. The notes will convert to an almost 6% stake in the firm. The deal is still subject to the approval of Wirecard shareholders. Shares of Wirecard jumped 7% on the news. It's part of a tie-up between th...
Blockchain's potential will continue to spur public and private investment

Blockchain's potential will continue to spur public and private investment

Finance
The many big companies disrupted by blockchain have now made it a priority to harness this technology. As is typically the case when faced with disruption, large companies are seeking to defend their territory by adopting the very tool that threatens them. With blockchain there's a lot at stake. The global market for blockchain-related products and services is about $ 700 million and is projected to exceed $ 60 billion annually in 2024, according to Wintergreen Research. Among the big corporate blockchain players are Accenture, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft. ...