Monday, July 16th, 2018

The MLB Gets into Crypto
Yahoo Finance: MLB Crypto 
Yahoo Finance: MLB Attendance Numbers
MLB Crypto Website

Yahoo Finance reported on Friday that the Major League Baseball organization is working with a blockchain-gaming company called Lucid Sight in a licensing deal that will allow users to buy and sell unique digital items.

Users will have to use ether, a cryptocurrency on the Ethereum blockchain, to trade the digital goods.

Yahoo reported in April that MLB game attendance numbers have dropped this season. The move into crypto may be an attempt to attract a younger audience.

The game’s launch date has not been disclosed.

McDonald’s Halts the Sale of Salads from its Menu
The Washington Post
Illinois Department of Health

The Washington Post reported on Friday that McDonald’s has pulled salads from its menu at approximately 3,000 locations in 14 states.

The move follows the outbreak of an intestinal parasite called cyclosporiasis in the Midwest.

Public health officials in Illinois and Iowa reported approximately 100 cases where the parasite was linked to restaurant’s salad.

LendingTree Acquires a Student Loan Management Company
Company Press Release

The company announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Student Loan Hero, a company that helps student loan borrowers manage their student debt.

Student Loan Hero offers current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.

The $60-million all-cash deal is expected to close before September of this year.

It’s Going to Cost You at Least $200,000 for a Ride into Space

Reuters reports that Blue Origin, a company founded by Jeff Bezos, looks to charge its initial passengers between $200,000 to $300,000 for a flight into space.

The space vehicle is designed for 6 passengers. Passengers will be able to see the earth’s curvature from 62 miles above the planet.

Tickets are expected to go on sale in 2019.