That year, an Iranian shoemaker with a bitcoin-only e-commerce shop called Persian Shoes reached out to the Bitcoin community. CEO Mor Roghani wrote on his website that he could not take other forms of payment to sell his products worldwide. He explained, “the problem is we operate in Iran and most payment systems either are not willing to serve us at all or impose a huge risk on our business.” While bitcoin has been helping him circumvent his payments problem, sanctions placed on the country by the US still make it illegal for US residents to purchase goods from the country.
We have a new partner!! Polish Tech Day 2017!
On June 16th, Google HQ in London is going to be the host of the next edition of Polish Tech Day. What will be the consequences of Brexit for the business relations between Poland and UK? What is the future of British financial sector and what can it learn from Polish pioneers of digital banking? How are the professional opportunities in CEE changing? You’ll learn the answers to these questions at Polish Tech Day in London, the largest event dedicated to Polish new technologies outside of Poland. Read more…
On July 4th, John Biggs will be holding a micro-meetup at Campus Warsaw. During the event, you will have 2 minutes to pitch in front of judges and then 2 minutes of questions. No slides, no props, needed.
The winner of the pitch-off will get a table at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2017 & the 2nd place winner will get two tickets to #DisruptSF.
The event is FREE but places are limited. make sure to RSVP here: https://micromeetup-pitchoff-wawa.eventbrite.com
You can sign up to pitch here (https://goo.gl/forms/
Started to read “Freakonomics”, totally recommend it (Buy at Amazon)
- Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
- What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?
- How much do parents really matter?
These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.
Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more.
Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.