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Square is rebranding itself as ‘Block’ | Engadget

Square is rebranding itself as ‘Block’ | Engadget Igor Bonifacic Payments firm Square plans to change its name to Block as cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies become a bigger part of its business. On Wednesday, the company announced it will move forward with the rebranding on December 10th. “The name has many associated meanings for…

Meta allows more cryptocurrency ads | Engadget

Meta allows more cryptocurrency ads | Engadget Jon Fingas Meta is backing away from its longstanding (if not absolute) ban on cryptocurrency ads. As CNBC reports, Meta has greatly loosened its ban by expanding the number of regulatory licenses it accepts from three to 27. The crypto landscape has “matured and stabilized” enough to justify…

Six state treasurers want Activision Blizzard to address its toxic workplace culture | Engadget

Six state treasurers want Activision Blizzard to address its toxic workplace culture | Engadget Igor Bonifacic Following scrutiny from state and federal regulators, Activision Blizzard and its CEO Bobby Kotick now face pressure from an unexpected source. Per Axios, state treasurers from California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, Delaware and Nevada recently contacted the company’s board of…