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Following UK expansion, Robinhood brings crypto trading to EU

Robinhood’s long-awaited international expansion is at full throttle. The consumer trading and investment app tailored to the younger generations is launching its crypto app to all eligible users in the European Union, the company said Thursday. The announcement comes on the heels of its foray into the U.K. just a week ago. While it’s taking …

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YC-backed fintech Bujeti raises $2M for its corporate cards and spend management platform

African corporate cards and spend management platform Bujeti has raised $2 million in seed funding. The startup, involved with how African businesses, including SMBs, startups and enterprises, manage and handle finances, received this capital from lead investor Y Combinator and other backers, including Entrée Capital, Voltron Capital, Unpopular VC, Kima Ventures, Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi, …

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After e-signatures, Tomorro believes e-contracts will be the next thing

You might not be familiar with the name Tomorro, but it is actually not a new startup. Tomorro is a French contract management platform that originally started as Leeway. And today, the company is announcing its new brand and an $11.9 million funding round (€11 million). The reason why Leeway is becoming Tomorro is that …

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Meta finally starts rolling out default end-to-end encryption for Messenger

After years of promises and limited tests, Meta has started rolling out default end-to-end encryption protection for Messenger. In an announcement, Mark Zuckerberg said that personal chats and calls will get default end-to-end encryption. However, encryption for group chats still remains an opt-in feature. End-to-end encryption is an important security layer as it doesn’t allow …

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India’s Paytm curbing low-value personal loans spells bad news for the industry

Indian financial services firm Paytm sent shockwaves through the industry on Wednesday after it disclosed that it plans to issue fewer personal loans under 50,000 Indian rupees ($600) in a move that has already started to rattle many fintech investors. Paytm’s move followed the RBI recently tightening norms for consumer loans and publicly expressing concerns …

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Commercial companies to collaborate for DARPA’s new lunar economy study

Establishing commercial markets on the moon is going to require thinking a little differently. That’s DARPA’s hunch, anyway. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is the U.S. Department of Defense’s R&D arm, which has just selected 14 companies to participate in a new study to develop technological frameworks for a lunar future. “The next decade …

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As Bitcoin reaches the $44,000 threshold, why the surge and what’s next?

Bitcoin’s rapid-fire ascent to $44,000 comes on the back of roughly 25% gains in the last week. The grandfather of all cryptocurrencies has had an even more lucrative 2023, rising 158% from its year-ago levels, according to CoinMarketCap data. Given how long the crypto world has been dealing with a downturn, what’s driving Bitcoin’s price …

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Your mobile password manager might be exposing your credentials

A number of popular mobile password managers are inadvertently spilling user credentials due to a vulnerability in the autofill functionality of Android apps. The vulnerability, dubbed “AutoSpill,” can expose users’ saved credentials from mobile password managers by circumventing Android’s secure autofill mechanism, according to university researchers at the IIIT Hyderabad, who discovered the vulnerability and …

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Ask Sophie: Does the H-1B visa require founders to give up equity and control?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Ask Sophie: What’s the fastest green …

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