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Korean lending startup PeopleFund raises $11M led by chat app Kakao’s payment unit – TechCrunch

Korean lending startup PeopleFund raises $11M led by chat app Kakao’s payment unit – TechCrunch South Korean peer-to-peer lending startup PeopleFund is in the money itself after it raised an $11 million Series B funding round that was led by Kakao Pay, the fintech division of Kakao, Korea’s top messaging firm. …

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What the Bolsonaro victory means for Brazil’s startup ecosystme – TechCrunch

What the Bolsonaro victory means for Brazil’s startup ecosystme – TechCrunch Pedro H. Ramos Contributor Pedro H. Ramos is a partner at Baptista Luz Advogados. Pedro has been representing clients in the technology sector since 2009. He is an advisor to the Interministerial Committee for Digital Transformation, a board member …

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The first hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, …

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With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion – TechCrunch

With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Oviosu to speak at Disrupt SF Offering a white-labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises $13 million Nigerian digital payments startup Paga is gearing up for …

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Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch

Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has detailed further safety measures incoming to its platform following a second murder of a female passenger last month. The 20-year-old woman had been using Didi’s Hitch carpooling service in Zhejiang, a …

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Coinbase’s Wallet Service Now Lists Ink Protocol’s New Payments Dapp

Coinbase’s Wallet Service Now Lists Ink Protocol’s New Payments Dapp Ink Protocol, a decentralized platform for peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, announced Tuesday that its decentralized application (dapp), Ink Pay, is now available on Coinbase’s Wallet app. According to a news release, the new dapp enables buyers to evaluate a seller’s reputation …

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The dramatic rise and fall of online P2P lending in China – TechCrunch

The dramatic rise and fall of online P2P lending in China – TechCrunch Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. When Emily Zhang was interning with a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending firm in the Summer of 2016, her main task was to …

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ICOs are becoming funds – TechCrunch

ICOs are becoming funds – TechCrunch 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 far more interesting as ICOs and cryptocurrencies transform from purely product-oriented …

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Not just another decentralized web whitepaper? – TechCrunch

Not just another decentralized web whitepaper? – TechCrunch 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 another whitepaper does not immediately set off an attention klaxon. …

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Green Power Exchange enables peer-to-peer energy sharing – TechCrunch

Green Power Exchange enables peer-to-peer energy sharing – TechCrunch 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 bit simpler. Green Power Exchange or GPX is …

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