• Ohanian/Colbert
    Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    Reddit co-founder’s cryptocurrency explanation stuns Colbert audience

    Alexis Ohanian talks crypto on The Late Show

    Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian stepped down from his role at “the front page of the internet” earlier this year to focus on his venture fund, Initialized Capital. Changing gears from social media (of which he is generally skeptical) to investment and business development, Ohanian appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week to sound off on everything from blockchain technology to his marriage to tennis superstar Serena Williams. Ohanian co-founded Initialized Capital in 2012, and the fund notably counts Coinbase and Instacart as some of its highest-profile investments. After Colbert made his way through fluffy pop culture interview fodder with the 34-year-old entrepreneur, he asked him about cryptocurrency.…

  • Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert announces Ripple’s $29 million donation to fund school classroom projects

    Biggest donation in the nonprofit’s history has the host giddy, but that doesn’t mean he wants you to explain blockchain again

    On Tuesday, late night television host Stephen Colbert announced that Ripple and its executives donated over $29 million to fund every single teacher request on the school crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. “Please don’t explain blockchain to me,” the comedian joked as he broke the big news taping CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The announcement took place to a cheering crowd in place of one of Colbert’s signature charity-plugs. Only this time, instead of asking people to donated funds, he asked them to join him in celebrating the milestone for DonorsChoose.org. The website is a platform where teachers can present a project for their classroom and ask for supplies, pens,…