Farewell to @sweden; venturing into cryptocurrency

By On September 04, 2018

Farewell to @sweden; venturing into cryptocurrency

  • Stockholm's Riddarholmen district — viewed here from City Hall — is tourable by bike. Photo: Cameron Hewitt / Rick Steves' Europe Stockholm's Riddarholmen district — viewed here from City Hall — is tourable by bike. Stockholm's Riddarholmen district — viewed here from City Hall — is tourable by bike.

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After almost seven years of confusion, controversy and comedy, @sweden, the first national Twitter account to be handed to a different citizen each week, will tweet its last at the end of the month, the Guardian reported. Begun in 2011 to boost interest in Sweden (Stockholm's bikeable Riddarholmen district is shown at right), the project won awards and attracted nearly 150,000 followers. While some curators stirred up controversy (Sara Persson on what three things make Sweden unique: “We don’t believe in God. We trust state more than family. We eat sweet jam together with meat.”), others drew kudos. When Donald Trump told a rally last year that Sweden was “having problems like they never thought possible” after taking in so many refugees, 22-year-old Max Karlsson tweeted: “Hey Don, this is @Sweden speaking! It’s nice of you to care, really, but don’t fall for the hype. Facts: We’re ok!”

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$200 million

That’s how much Tribe Capital, the venture capital firm formed by three former Social Capital partners, is reportedly raising for its first fund, TechCrunch reported. Arjun Sethi , Jonathan Hsu and Ted Maidenber created Tribe, which is said to be focusing on cryptocurrency and blockchain startups. The three are among a number of partners who have recently abandoned Social Capital, founded by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya â€" so many that it has has removed the page on its website that listed its team.

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Source: Google News Sweden | Netizen 24 Sweden

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