Beyond Ethereum: The battle to own blockchain’s ‘layer two’

GUEST: Ethereum  —  as the current incumbent among general-purpose permissionless blockchains  —  has to date offered the best resources, tooling, and incentives for developers to build on top of its protocol. These “layer-two” projects combine off-chain software with some number of smart contracts (which may include a native ERC20 toke…Read More

Warren Buffett’s new stake in truck stops adds another layer to his big bet on the US economy

Reuters/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway purchased a stake in Pilot Travel Centers, which owns the Pilot Flying J chain of truck stops.The billionaire investor’s conglomerate said it will acquire 38.6% of Pilot Flying J, and plans to become its biggest shareholder over six years, it said in a release on Tuesday. The stake adds to Berkshire […]

Tradeshift Launches New AI Layer on Platform, Creating Simplified Commerce

PRESS RELEASE: New intelligence layer, Tradeshift Ada, allows for native and third-party development using artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for over 1.5 million businesses SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 25, 2017– Tradeshift, the world’s largest business commerce platform, today announced the release of Tradeshift Ada, the world’s first smart interface for B2B commerce that offers new automation capabilities […]