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ICOs are becoming funds

What does a startup do with $48 million? $130 million? $1.7 billion? This question – one integral in the whole ICO craze – hasn’t quite been answered yet but it’s going to be f

Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season

Forty-seven and a half million dollars is a big commitment to African technology companies -- even with the recent uptick in VC investment on the continent.

Not just another decentralized web whitepaper?

Given all the hype and noise swirling around crypto and decentralized network projects, which runs the full gamut from scams and stupidity, to very clever and inspired ideas, the release of yet anothe

Green Power Exchange enables peer-to-peer energy sharing

True friends share everything, from purses to lawnmowers to the limitless energy they pull from the sun, wind, and deep underground. Green Power Exchange aims to make one of those sharing scenarios a

Android Pay now used for international P2P transfers, courtesy of WorldRemit

AndroidPay, Google’s wallet for Android devices, is getting a boost in its global profile and functionality today: WorldRemit, the $500 million remittance startup connected to around 120 million

P2P car marketplace Shift pauses DC operations, lays off 10% of staff

After Beepi shut down its service and transferred its operations to stealth Fair.com, its closest competitor Shift is facing some downsizing, too — a measure of the challenges of the peer-to-p

Zelle p2p payments push to compete with Venmo now has 19 US FI backers

The US finance industry might finally be getting its ducks in order to compete with the likes of PayPal-owned social payments platform Venmo. Today bank network operator Early Warning announced it has

Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”

Google today is stepping up its battle with Venmo, Square Cash and other person-to-person payment applications with an update to its Google Wallet mobile app, which now allows for automatic transfers

Lending Robot makes Lending Club investing easy as setting screen brightness

Thanks to Lending Robot, even those who took their finance lessons from Margot Robbie and Anthony Bourdain in “The Big Short” can invest in loans via primary and secondary markets. Users will be

FireChat Alerts could help spread vital information in offline and disaster-stricken areas

Decentralized chat app FireChat is adding a new feature that could help disseminate critical info like storm warnings, health advisories and so on when the normal communications grid is down. Truth be

BitTorrent Supersizes Sync, With An Enterprise App Built By Onehub And An Expanded API

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer networking company, is today taking the wraps off two big updates to Sync, a file-sharing app that BitTorrent presents as server-less alternative to cloud-based storage an

The Future Of Finance Is In Real Time

In a world of decreasing size and rapidly increasing technological development, the financial sector needs to keep up at the same pace. While physical supply chains have improved to keep track of the

They’re All P2P Employment Agencies

Instagram is big. But Upwork and YouTube are bigger. Twitter is big. But Uber and Airbnb are bigger. Your startup idea is big. But your startup idea that pays people is bigger. What do YouTube, Airbnb

Nowy Friends Is A P2P Social Radar App That Does Not Log Your Location

This Swiss startup has built a social radar app with a pro-privacy twist: instead of tracking users via GPS, or other location triangulating technologies, it's opted to use peer-to-peer proximity to p

Ventoura App Combines P2P Guiding And Traveler Matching

Meet Ventoura: the latest startup seeking its fortune by building a peer-to-peer platform. This one is playing in the travel space, and has just launched an app where travelers can connect with others

Sharing Is Everything But Caring In The Sharing Economy

One of the hot topics so far this year is what will become of P2P services and the sharing economy. Last year Airbnb became the largest hotel chain in the world, Uber expanded abroad with large protes

Backed By A16Z, London-Based Money Transfer Startup TransferWise Finally Launches In The U.S.

TransferWise, the London-based “P2P” money transfer startup that recently raised a further $58 million led by Andreessen Horowitz has made good on its promise to cross the pond with a full

BitTorrent Opens Alpha For Maelstrom, Its New, Distributed, Torrent-Based Web Browser

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing company, is today opening an alpha test for its latest stab at disrupting -- or at least getting people to rethink -- how users interact with each other and w

Sync, BitTorrent’s Dropbox Rival, Now Lets You Share With Links, Hits 10M Installs

Sync, a free file-sharing and synchronising service from P2P company BitTorrent that works like a server-less, cloudless Dropbox, has amassed 10 million user installs and 80 petabytes of data transfe

Flashnotes, A Peer-To-Peer Marketplace For College Study Materials, Picks Up Another $3.6M

Amid the rush of attention that online education is getting from the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/01/22/teachers-from-facebook-and-salesforce-fill-udacitys-new-data-science-program/">tech
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