Temasek throws lavish party in New York, announces plan to dabble in bitcoin


Coindesk, 27 Jun 2014
Temasek Holdings has a $172bn portfolio and had a net income of $12.1bn in 2013. According to the news report, the firm launched its first office in New York City yesterday, throwing a lavish party and promising that it will “seize opportunities in the entire American continent”.
The most surprising part of the launch came in Chairman Lim Boon Heng’s speech, in which he said the company had recently conducted a company-wide “bitcoin experiment”, with all staff at the company – from drivers to board members – taking part.
The experiment involved everyone getting their own bitcoin wallet and practicing by using it to donate to charity, Mr. Lim said. Full story
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