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Travel Guide: Mumbai, India

Where to Eat<p>Ideal Corner<p>Housed in an art deco building, this charming, family-run motorcycle-garage-turned-café serves up traditional Parsi food. …

Mumbai madness: A layover worth experiencing

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but it's no match for Mumbai. Honestly, it's not even close. With a population of more than 20 million—and urban density that tops 29,000 people per square kilometre—this city's bustle is matched only by its hustle. And as India's economy continues to …

PayPal executive Mike Liberatore leaves for mobile payments startup Clinkle

<b>Updated at 2:40 PM pacific with an emailed comment from Clinkle CFO Mike Liberatore</b><p>Clinkle, the stealthy payments startup with a giant seed round in its coffers, is bringing on a payments veteran as its new chief financial officer.<p>The company today announced the arrival of Mike Liberatore, who …

Clinkle Execs Explain What The Mysterious Payment App That Raised $30 Million Actually Does: 'It's Venmo'

It's a question the tech world has been asking for a few years. Lucas Duplan founded the payment startup when he was a student at Stanford. Last year, he raised ~ $30 million from big names like Richard Branson and Andreessen Horowitz.<p>Yesterday, the app finally launched on select college campuses …

Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App

Mobile-payment company Clinkle officially launched its app this week, following months of scrutiny and well-documented upheaval. And it is a bit underwhelming.<p>The San Francisco-based startup was founded three years ago by its now 23-year-old CEO Lucas Duplan, a Stanford University grad who raised …

Silicon Valley

A New App Will Let You Pay Your Rent With A Credit Card (But It Will Cost You)

Apartment rental app RadPad rolled out a new pay service that offers the convenience of paying your rent on your debit or credit card even if your landlord isn't signed up.<p>When Jonathan Eppers, Tyler Galpin, and Tim Watson founded and launched RadPad in Los Angeles last January, they wanted to …

New Challengers Seek Election to UK Digital Currency Group Board

A non-profit organisation in the UK that counts some of the country's more prominent cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and advocates will soon hold its …

Taboola

Digital tip jar coming to a coffee shop near you

The tip jar at coffee shops is often an embarrassment for the kind of people who pay for everything with their credit cards and rarely have small change on hand.<p>The electronic DipJar, a device that accepts credit and debit cards for $1 tips, is here to help the cashless.<p>DipJar, a startup based in …

PayPal Galactic isn’t grounded in reality, but it’s the ultimate fantasy of digital money purveyors

Maybe it’s a just because Elon Musk used to work there, but PayPal is kicking off a space payments program that’s half stunt, half serious.<p>The plan is to start putting in place the tools needed to deal with payments problems that might arise, say, five years from now when you take one of Musk’s …

Aliens

Bitcoin’s Biggest Impact Could Be Changing How Others Build Products, Say Digital Money Firms

What do digital payments companies make of Bitcoin? Here at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, a digital money panel featuring PayPal, Stripe and Gumroad gave its thoughts on the currency that has VCs emptying their bank accounts to invest afresh.<p>Stripe’s John Collison said what stands out most to him about …

Why mobile money has failed to take off in India

As we report this week, in much of the developing world, mobile money is evolving. Initially just a means of making payments, it’s now becoming a platform for an entire financial-services industry. But one of the world’s biggest and poorest countries has remained immune to the attractions of mobile …

Apps, TV and games: how the digital world can connect kids and money

Counting coins in the classroom is a far step from helping kids to understand the function of money in an increasingly digital, indebted and cashless society. In education, finances have traditionally been relegated to mathematics lessons, with little emphasis on economics, citizenship and …

How Digital Cash Is Changing Lives

Poor people lead incredibly complex financial lives. Cut off from even the most basic banking services, they are trapped in cash-based systems that are risky, expensive, and inefficient – systems that prevent them from insuring against risk and investing in their futures.<p>While living in Africa, I …

How A Bitcoin Money Minting Machine Works

KnC Miner sells machines that help the Bitcoin network work. The reward, if a miner is lucky, is a cut of the digital money.

Bitcoin

Back to School With a Little Digital Lunch Money

Maybe you are smarter than a third grader? But who is fastest with that i-pad or new smart phone app in your house? Chances are if your home is like most, the younger the faster.<p>And if you think you are starting to feel like you're getting left in the digital dust now, just wait. When your first …

Square Cash now supports peer-to-peer payments sent via text message

When [company]Square[/company] launched its Cash peer-to-peer payments service last year, it made transferring funds as simple as sending an email. …

Square Cash 2.0 Adds Free Money Transfer By Text Message, Payment Notes And More

Square has a new update out for its Cash app that lets users send cash by text, greatly improving the versatility of the mobile payment app. The update also improves the user interface for sending, reducing steps and increasing speed, and offers a host of new features like putting notes on payments …

How Is Square Cash Doing?

<i>Answer by Brian Roemmele, Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, on Quora,</i><p><b>Square Released A Good Hint About How Square Cash Is Performing*.</b><p>Much can be said according to data publicly presented by Square in an image that presents a map of the US showing the location of transactions, but most importantly, …

Here are all the countries that don’t have a currency of their own

As Scotland prepares to vote on independence on Sept. 18, the future of its currency has taken center stage.<p>For the moment, Scotland prints its own notes and uses the British pound, which is controlled by the Bank of England. (Follow?) In the event of independence, Scotland wants to continue to use …

El Salvador

An Independent Scotland Would Have 3 Options For Its Currency And They're All Terrible

The question of what currency to use would undoubtedly be the new nation's most pressing problem. Two possibilities already seem out of the question. The first, which would be the simplest for Scotland, would be to continue using the pound and remain subject to the Bank of England's monetary …

What Are Smart Contracts? Cryptocurrency’s Killer App

By Jay Cassano10 minute Read<p>What if you could cut your mortgage rate, make it easier to update your will, and ensure that your buddy was never able …