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Expert panel divided over best way to achieve diversity in crypto sector

While almost everyone agrees the blockchain industry needs to address the under representation of women in the sector, experts remain divided on the best way to achieve it. Should we take an interventionist approach or hope that as blockchain becomes more widespread it will hold more appeal outside of its core demographics? Recent data from …

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Facebook reportedly investigated over ‘systemic’ racism in hiring

Facebook has publicly committed to fighting racism, but there are concerns that isn’t translating to its recruitment practices. Reuters sources say the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is investigating possible “systemic” racism in Facebook’s hiring and job promotions. Facebook program manager Oscar Veneszee Jr. and four candidates have reportedly accused the social network of …

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NYT Reveals Claims of ‘Racist or Discriminatory’ Treatment of Employees at Coinbase

The New York Times has published a critique of Coinbase’s internal diversity policies, with several former employees complaining of “racist or discriminatory” treatment.  The report by journalist Nathaniel Popper, published Friday, is based on commentary from 23 current and former Coinbase employees. It paints the picture of a company that “has long struggled with its …

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Facebook’s AI team expands post-grad courses for Black and Latinx students

vchal via Getty Images Facebook says that it will expand an online course in deep learning to more students to help improve the diversity of its AI division. After a successful pilot program at Georgia Tech, the company will roll out this graduate-level course in deep learning to more colleges across 2021. The focus will …

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Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell launches a game studio

Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images It’s been a while since Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell left Facebook, and now it’s clear what he’s doing next. TechCrunch reports that Mitchell has launched a new game studio, Mountaintop, with the help of industry veterans who’ve worked at Double Fine, Fortnite creator Epic Games, Hidden Path, Respawn and The …

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Money Reimagined: Crypto’s Diversity Problem

A few years ago, when MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini was leading an interactive digital art project, she found the facial recognition technology it employed was far better at recognizing her lighter-skinned MIT colleagues.   The discovery sent Buolamwini on a mission. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League and started doing research that builds awareness …

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‘Satoshi Was a Black Woman’: Blockchain Entrepreneurs Talk Financial Inclusion on Juneteenth

Racial diversity and financial inclusion are good for cryptocurrency and blockchain – and the industry has work to do. That was the overarching conclusion of a virtual Juneteenth event put together by Cleve Mesidor, founder of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain.  Juneteenth is the celebration of June 19, 1865, when the …

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Google’s racial equity push includes $175 million for Black businesses

Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Google’s commitment to supporting the Black community will extend well beyond YouTube’s $100 million fund. Google and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai has unveiled a racial equity initiative that, among other things, will contribute a total of $175 million toward creating economic opportunities for Black businesses and workers. Most, $100 million, will go …

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