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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch

Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. …

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Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus – TechCrunch

Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus – TechCrunch Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant is working with …

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Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China – TechCrunch

Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China – TechCrunch Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pursuit of “personal fame and gain.” Investigators have completed preliminary steps …

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Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch

Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for Bukalapak, a billion-dollar company helping street stall traders to tap the internet, so …

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Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports – TechCrunch

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports – TechCrunch The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei …

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Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion – TechCrunch

Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion – TechCrunch Ride-hailing startup Go-Jek’s expansion into the Philippines ran into problems earlier this month over its ownership structure, but that isn’t deterring the Indonesian company from investing into the market. Today, Go-Jek announced that it has acquired local fintech …

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Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus – TechCrunch

Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus – TechCrunch Fintech in Southeast Asia continues to pique the attention of global investors. Alibaba, Tencent and others have jumped into the region and deployed hundreds of millions of dollars, and now Warburg Pincus is joining them. …

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Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak raises $50M – TechCrunch

Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak raises $50M – TechCrunch The chances are you may be familiar with Tokopedia, especially after it commanded a $7 billion valuation last November when it raised $1.1 billion from investors like Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but fewer people outside of Indonesia are aware of another …

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