Alt-Finance

Stories exploring the world of alt-currencies like Bitcoin, alt-banking, invoice-discounting and more

Funding Circle passes $5B global mark

Funding Circle passes $5B global mark

Small business lending platform Funding Circle today announced investors have lent more than $5 billion globally to small businesses through the Funding Circle platform. This has supported a network of 40,000 businesses across the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands ...

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Credible raises $50M from Australian IPO

Credible raises $50M from Australian IPO

Consumer finance marketplace Credible has raised $50 million (A$67 million) in an initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The offering, the largest tech IPO on the ASX this year, will allow Credible to accelerate development of the ...

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Six payment trends and strategies for small business owners

Six payment trends and strategies for small business owners

Unlike larger businesses, the payment processing landscape for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be bewildering and expensive. Small businesses often find it tough to manage issues such as fraud protection, payment integration, omnichannel payments, and calculating processing fees. Fortunately, ...

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Climb Credit launches loan product

Climb Credit launches loan product

Climb Credit, a student lending company increasing access to education for the new economy, today announced the launch of a loan product that allows higher education schools to provide a financing option to all students – regardless of their FICO ...

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Adyen launches WeChat Pay app in china

Adyen launches WeChat Pay app in china

Payments platform Adyen today rolled out WeChat Pay, one of the most popular mobile payment apps in China, a move that allows Adyen merchants to offer WeChat Pay on their point-of-sale terminals worldwide. This is a key addition to Adyen’s ...

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block.one releases Testnet

block.one releases Testnet

block.one, a developer of blockchain software solutions, today released the  EOS.IO Single-Threaded Application Testnet (EOS STAT). EOS STAT will be a publicly available testing environment for the EOS.IO blockchain software created and maintained byblock.one for the developer community. The release timing places the EOS.IO development ahead ...

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