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4 Things You Need to Know Today

Today's business news, curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your venture succeed.

1. Satoshi Spectacle

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man identified by Newsweek as the creator of Bitcoin, has issued a formal statement denying any involvement with the crypto-currency, saying "I have no knowledge of nor have I ever worked on cryptography, peer-to-peer systems, or alternative currencies."--TechCrunch

2. Moral Imperatives

Silicon Valley VC Marc Andreessen took to Twitter over the weekend to address a problem he sees brewing in the startup community--the development of social sites that encourage anonymous voyeurism and negative behavior. "I think as designers, investors, commentators, we need to seriously ask ourselves whether some of these systems are legitimate and worthy…from an ethical and moral point of view."--Re/Code

3. EU Sanctions

The European Union will freeze the assets of and impose travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine--a response to Crimea's declaration of independence and application to join Russia following a referendum vote there this weekend. --Reuters

4. Bracket Buzz

With Selection Sunday over, the NCAA Tournament bracket is now set--and patiently awaiting your employees' attention this week. Let the March Madness distractions commence!--ESPN

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