Insurance start-up Marshmallow becomes first UK Black-owned unicorn

Marshmallow co-founders Alexander and Oliver Kent-Braham. Marshmallow LONDON — Billion-dollar start-ups are hardly a rarity anymore, with data firm CB Insights listing more than 800 privately-held tech firms worldwide with a valuation of $1 billion or more. But Marshmallow, a London-based digital insurance platform, is as rare as they come. Founded in 2017 by mixed-race […]

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Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny’s Lawyer Ivan Pavlov Says He Has Fled Russia Amid Crackdown

Ivan Pavlov is the latest high-profile, opposition-linked figure to leave Russia amid crackdown. (File) Moscow: A prominent Russian human rights lawyer, who represented organisations founded by jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny, said Tuesday he had fled the country under pressure from the authorities. Ivan Pavlov, 50, is the latest high-profile, opposition-linked figure to leave Russia, […]


El Salvador World-first Adoption Of Bitcoin Endures Bumpy First Day

SAN SALVADOR:El Salvador’s historic adoption of bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday was beset by teething problems, as an angry protest by mistrustful citizens, technological glitches and a dip in the cryptocurrency clouded the rollout. The bold experiment got off to a bumpy start when shortly after midnight, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele complained the […]