“A $101m bank heist unseats the governor of Bangladesh’s central bank”
by The Economist
It was as audacious as any heist, and yet unlikely material for a Hollywood blockbuster. Hackers masquerading as officials from Bangladesh’s central bank asked the New York branch of the Federal Reserve to transfer nearly $1 billion to private bank accounts in Sri Lanka and the Philippines. By the time authorities cottoned on, $101m had been nicked. On March 15th Atiur Rahman, the governor of Bangladesh’s central bank, took the blame and resigned.
“The Art of Marketing Marijuana”
by Vauhini Vara (The Atlantic)
Not long ago, I visited a Denver company called Dixie Brands, whose answer to the commoditization dilemma has been to sell goods that are derived from cannabis rather than selling the bud itself — sort of like selling salsa instead of tomatoes. It now makes pot-infused chocolates, mints, beverages, and balms.