Rappi raises $200M as Latin American tech investment reaches new highs
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Rappi raises $200M as Latin American tech investment reaches new highs

Rappi, the Colombian on-demand delivery startup, has brought in a new round of funding at a valuation north of $1 billion, as first reported by…

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DFINITY raises $102M from a16z and Polychain for a decentralised ‘Internet Computer’ to rival AWS
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DFINITY raises $102M from a16z and Polychain for a decentralised ‘Internet Computer’ to rival AWS

Since blockchain technology appeared, there has been a persistent problem in its development: how to make it scale to billions of users. Bitcoin was famously…

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech
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Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech

Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing….

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Magic Leap One AR headset for devs costs more than 2x the iPhone X
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Magic Leap One AR headset for devs costs more than 2x the iPhone X

It’s been a long and trip-filled wait but mixed reality headgear maker Magic Leap will finally, finally be shipping its first piece of hardware this…

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Andreessen-funded dYdX plans ‘short Ethereum’ token for haters
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Andreessen-funded dYdX plans ‘short Ethereum’ token for haters

Crypto skeptics rejoice! A new way to short the cryptocurrency market is coming from dYdX, a decentralized financial derivatives startup. In two months it will…

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