Google is supercharging its Tez payment service in India ahead of global expansion
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Google is supercharging its Tez payment service in India ahead of global expansion

Google launched its Tez paymen app in India a year ago, and now the company is giving the service major push into retail as it…

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions
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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

Sometimes smart contracts can be pretty dumb. All of the benefits of a cryptographically secured, publicly verified, anonymized transaction system can be erased by errant…

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

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)…

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The quantum meltdown of encryption
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The quantum meltdown of encryption

Shlomi Dolev Contributor Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the…

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Naspers is in talks to invest in Southeast Asia’s Carousell
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Naspers is in talks to invest in Southeast Asia’s Carousell

Naspers, the South Africa-based firm that famously backed Chinese giant Tencent in its infancy, is in talks to invest in Singapore-based startup Carousell, according to…

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

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…

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