Shaq Takes Seat at Papa John’s Board Table; Stock Picks Up on the News

Shaquille O’Neal has single-handedly put the down-and-out pizza franchise Papa John’s on a better road to success. He and Papa John’s execs announced a bevy of partnerships on Friday, including O’Neal taking a seat on its board. Shaq’s moves show he’s as savvy a businessman as he is a champion NBA player. Few saw this coming, except execs at Papa John’s, whose stock has been under considerable pressure for years due to myriad factors. We’ll see over the long run if Shaq can help it regain better financial footing, but in the meantime, it’s going to be fun to watch.

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Germany’s Tourism Board Accepts Bitcoin Payments (news.bitcoin.com)

The German National Tourism Board has announced that it accepts cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for its services. The organization promotes German travel destinations with offices in 32 countries around the world. GNTB also intends to implement blockchain technologies in its finances. “We want to be a global innovation driver in the tourism industry,” its chairperson recently stated.  
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