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21, a Bitcoin startup with more than $110 million in VC funding and co-founded by former Andreessen Horowitz partner Balaji Srinivasan, has debuted a sort of marketplace that matches people with specific skills or interests, with companies or organizations looking to reach them.

Sounds familiar: Srinivasan was in the news in January when he was rumored as a potential nominee to the FDA. Many in Silicon Valley were enthusiastic about the prospect because it would have likely meant a shift in the agency's attitude to favor fewer rules.

How it works: 21's new Lists feature lets users apply to various lists (python programmers, Stanford students, etc.) to receive small requests for tasks such as surveys and product testing, and get paid for them. The company uses Bitcoin as the underlying payment infrastructure. Companies and organizations can use the lists to reach specific demographics for a fee. In February, 21 released an email service that requires senders to pay to send an email, presumably designed for high-profile users whose email inboxes get overloaded. And as with the email service, users on 21's lists can have their earnings donated to charity.

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President-elect Biden has an aggressive Day One immigration agenda that relies heavily on executive actions to undo President Trump's crackdown.

Why it matters: It's not that easy. Trump issued more than 400 executive actions on immigration. Advocates are fired up. The Supreme Court could threaten the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and experts warn there could be another surge at the border.

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  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucusColorado Governor and partner test positive.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday as crisis engulfs league, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.