Bill Gates commits $750M to help Oxford vaccinate the world against COVID-19

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed $750 million towards the manufacturing and distribution a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University. The funds come as part of a deal with British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, who’s joined forces with organisations fighting to protect the world against infectious diseases like COVID-19: the Serum Institute of…

Fintech and Blockchain: Use Cases and Value

Blockchain and fintech are inextricably linked. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been around for a long time, but blockchain was created in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto to serve as the infrastructure for the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Blockchain’s security, immutable transaction record, and near instant transaction speeds are all vast improvements on previous DLT technology. Because of…