Google and Cryptocurrencies, Electric Cars, Stephen Hawking: CEO Daily for March 14, 2018  3/14/2018 10:53:31 AM 

Iran Deal

The replacement of Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo suggests the U.S. may soon pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump told reporters that disagreements with his secretary of state over Iran showed how Tillerson had a “different mindset” to the president. “When you look at the Iran deal, I think it’s terrible. I guess he thought it was okay…. So we were not really thinking the same,” Trump said. So what now? Wait for May 12, when the White House makes a decision on whether to re-impose sanctions that the deal saw lifted. Foreign Policy

IMF on Bitcoin

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says authorities around the world need to ensure that cryptocurrencies are under control if they want to avoid a “potentially major new vehicle for money laundering and the financing of terrorism.” However, she said the underlying blockchain technology could actually help fix the problem, helping exchanges share information more quickly with regulators. IMF

Conor Lamb

Democrat Conor Lamb has claimed victory in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, although absentee ballots were still to be counted and the race still seems too close to call. With the district having been firmly Republican for the last 15 years, a Lamb victory would be a bloody nose for the party and President Trump, even if the winner will have to stand for re-election later this year. TIME

Hawking’s Predictions

Stephen Hawking made his name hypothesizing about the universe’s past, but he had many things to say about our future. In short, we have a century at most to start spreading ourselves off this planet and into space, thanks to a variety of threats ranging from climate change and excessive population growth to nuclear or biological war. Fortune

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