BBC News – Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal. Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 44% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger.
Financial Times – Big Four accountancy firms plan for a forced break-up. UK chairman of KPMG says it is ‘undeniable’ that the audit market is an ‘oligopoly’.
CNBC – London Metal Exchange takes aim at booming electric car market with new contracts for battery metals. The London Metal Exchange will begin offering contracts in metals used in batteries within 18 months.
Bloomberg – The World’s Dominant Crypto-Mining Company Wants to Own AI . In a rare interview, Bitmain’s Jihan Wu talks about his plans to take on Nvidia, Intel, and AMD.
Coindesk – NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Crypto Exchange Genesis Global Trading. Genesis Global Trading has obtained a BitLicense from the state Department of Financial Services (DFS).