Weekend Links October 22nd 2021

  1. Parker Conrad founded Zenefits (a software HR company) and resigned as CEO. He then started Rippling, which does very much the same thing and is now worth more than Zenefits. An overview here.
  2. Bitcoin ETFs should not exist, by Robert Armstrong. It’s true that buying Bitcoin via an ETF defeats the purpose of it’s decentralisation. Armstrong makes some other good points too.
  3. How frequently is crypto used to finance terrorism? A scratch the surface article from Coinbase here.
  4. Zillow runs into trouble flipping houses itself.
  5. MIT MechE alums building a big industrial separation technology business, Shreya/Brent at Via Separations.