Businesses in the US appear to be moving beyond merely learning about blockchain and are now increasingly interested in piloting projects using the technology.
Thugs, bombs, slave labour claims, high ticket prices and wary sponsors are some of the clouds looming over Russia's big sporting year.
May saw Russia’s investors pile into abundant Eurobond issues, which doubled m/m, expanding their portfolios by 7% over the monthly average. Equity was more mixed, but retail was the big winner.
The ruble has been very strong this year, increasing in value by about 10% by mid-May, making it one of the world's best performing currencies. But the outlook is poor and many economists expect it to weaken in the summer.
The Black Sea fertiliser plant is billed as the jewel in the crown of Ukraine's privatisation drive but is seen as a potential giant money pit by many investors.
Muscovites are seething again, not about corruption or vote rigging, but over machinations much closer to home.