The Daily Dig for Tuesday, January 26

Financial inclusion of unbanked is achievable

Societal views of poverty have changed for the better over the past few years, thanks to pushes from the World Bank, United Nations and others. Many efforts are being made to help the global unbanked, Biagio Bossone and Abdourahmane Sarr report.

Iron Dome creator conducting raise on OurCrowd

mPrest, developers of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense technology, is conducting their current raise on OurCrowd. David Shamah reports.

Kickstarter launches Android app

The move is a latest step in an international expansion and will allow Kickstarter to capitalize on higher Android use in Europe. James Vincent reports.

Next downturn will be P2P’s biggest test

So far the peer-to-peer lending industry has had an easy ride. That will change once the next downturn hits and defaults rise. Simon Hunter reports.

Lending Club names Kabam’s Swasey to senior communications post

Lending Club has hired former Kabam Senior Vice President Steve Swasey as its Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications. Diana Bradley reports.

Bitcoin investment ignoring the third world

Despite being lauded as a tool for enabling financial inclusion, Bitcoin investment is shunning the third world. Rupert Hackett reports.