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Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Crypto-currencies are killing people in a “fairly direct way”, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said. He was referring to the way digital currencies like Bitcoin are used to buy drugs like synthetic opioid fentanyl. In an “ask me anything” session on news website Reddit, he said that the anonymity of digital currencies meant they were linked to terrorist funding and ...

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Bill Gates pumps $100m into fight against Alzheimer’s

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment is not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be followed with another $50 million in a number of start-up ventures working ...

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Bill Gates to spend over $300m in Tanzania in 2017

Bill Gates has told Reuters his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programs. In an interview, the billionaire said aid was now being spent “in a smarter way” in some parts of the world. “Some countries have made good progress in the reduction of childhood deaths and reduction ...

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Bill Gates becomes Instagram’s newest member

Move over Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, you’re number two on Instagram. Well, only if we’re measuring bank accounts. Bill Gates joined Instagram on Saturday, making Jeff Bezos not only the second richest person in the world but also on the popular photo sharing platform. Gates, whose handle is thisisbillgates, joined IG from Tanzania. He shared a couple of pictures, presumably ...

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Bill Gates overtake Jeff Bezos to retain richest man tittle

Jeff Bezos, the owner of online retail giant, briefly held the top spot as the world’s richest person earlier on Thursday when his personal wealth surpassed $91 billion. Bezos briefly beat out Bill Gates, the 61-year-old co-founder of Microsoft Corp, who has held the top spot since May 2013, with $90 billion. But Bezos quickly slipped to second best when Amazon ...

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Trump’s son-in-law questioned over alleged Trump-Russia ties

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by a US committee investigating alleged ties between the Trump team and Moscow. Mr Kushner has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House said. It is examining Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s election. The US intelligence community believes alleged Russian hacking during the presidential ...

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