Peer-to-peer

The amount of ether staked on Augur, a peer-to-peer protocol to create prediction markets from user-posed questions, grew to ~$1M and first bets paid out $20K

Blockchain

Collapse of Chinese peer-to-peer lenders sparks panic | Financial Times

A wave of defaults is sweeping across China’s Rmb1.3tn ($190bn) peer-to-peer lending industry, causing investors to withdraw funds and platforms to …

Investing

Eight in ten savers missing out on bank interest

Eight in ten savers are missing out on the best savings rates by keeping their money in the wrong type of account, a report has found.<p>According to Savings Champion around eighty per cent of savings funds held in banks and building societies are now in so-called "easy access" accounts, which tend to …

Finance

Snapchat's payment feature is shutting down August 30

Snapchat introduced 'Snapcash' in 2014, as a way for users to send each other money. The feature wasn't a great idea from the start, especially when …

Apple Pay

Social Impact 360 Announced 1st Service Corps for Business for Good to Transform the Future of Corporate Social Responsibility – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

NEW YORK, Apr. 23 /CSRwire/ - At the height of the youth uprising, a second youth movement is poised to solve social issues.<p>On April 21st, 2018,</b> …

CSR

Erie Insurance offers new coverage for homeowners cashing in on the sharing economy | Seeking Alpha

PR Newswire<p>ERIE, Pa., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 7.7 million U.S. adults participated in the lodging sharing economy in 2014 and that …

Home Ownership

Melania’s Sad Response To Michael Cohen’s ‘Trump Tapes’ On Paying Off Playboy Mistress, Here’s What She Said

First lady Melania Trump has finally responded to the existence of Michael Cohen’s “Trump tapes,” which exploded into the public news arena …

Donald Trump

Lightning network now has over 10,000 channels and will soon reach a capacity of 100 bitcoins.

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Bitcoin

Chinese Investors Hurt as Internet Lenders Close

BEIJING—A string of Chinese internet lenders have shut their doors in recent weeks, stranding investors as the economy slows and regulators tighten controls over an unruly side of the fintech sector.<p>Across China, more than 200 internet-based fund managers since late June have either shut down, …

Investing

Venmo’s Public Feed Is Bad And They Should End It

E! Television / Venmo<p>If you can come up with a reason for Venmo to still have a public feed of users’ transactions — other than “Ummm, they had this …

FinTech

Melania Trump Thought It Was A Good Idea To Ask Teens For Internet Civility Tips

Back in May, Melania Trump rolled out her initiative as first lady: the "Be Best" campaign, to promote children's welfare. The campaign's three …

Social Media

Here is How Nano (NANO) is Silently Making Major Strides

Unbeknownst to many outside the Nano (NANO) crypto community, the project is silently making strides as the rest of the world focuses on the …

Cryptocurrency

Here's What Leads Baby Boomers to Try P2P Payments

While mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps may have first found popularity with millennials as a way to split joint utility bills and bar tabs, …

Baby Boomers

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Petitions Today but RBI Ban Stays

Regulation<p><b>India’s Supreme Court heard the petitions against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today. After hearing some</b> …

Central Banks

Chromebooks to use fingerprints, four wireless proximity ranges for Easy Unlock in “Better Together”

Last month, we saw details of a Chrome OS feature called “Better Together.” That may be the front-facing name for it but behind the scenes, it’s …

Android Phones

Parity’s Jutta Steiner: Web 3.0 Will Evolve as Interoperability and Usability Improve

<i>This interview has been edited and condensed.</i><p>Cointelegraph spoke recently with Dr. Jutta Steiner, the co-founder and CEO of Parity Technologies, …

Web 3.0

Samsung Stores in the Baltic States Now Accept Cryptocurrencies

News<p><b>On Friday, Samsung stores in the Baltic States have announced they will be accepting seven different cryptocurrencies for merchandise. Through a</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Google AI guesses what you're drawing in a mini app released for WeChat in China

(Credit: Google/Alphabet)<p>With the Google Play Store banned in China, it's not easy for the company to get its apps in front of users in that country. However, the WeChat texting app is China's de facto communications platform, and it has its own app store. So this week, Google launched Caihua …

Apps

China's Peer-to-Peer Lenders Are Falling Like Dominoes as Panic Spreads

The shakeout in China’s $192 billion peer-to-peer lending industry is accelerating at a rapid clip.<p>At least 118 platforms have failed this month …

Investing

Why Is Dogecoin Rising? Cryptocurrency Parody Soars After Robinhood Support

Much coin. Very surge.<p>Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency that touts a five-year-old meme of a Shiba Inu dog as its logo, is soaring. The coin jumped six …

Cryptocurrency

‘We’re breaking down the barriers around what skin care should be’: Overheard at the Glossy Forum

At the Glossy Forum in Manhattan on Thursday, legacy brands and independent upstarts, and executives across a wide range of beauty categories and …

Skin Care

Location-Aware Distribution: Configuring servers at scale

Facebook’s infrastructure consists of many geo-distributed data centers that host millions of servers. These servers run a number of systems, ranging …

Databases

Why You Should Read a Book With a Stranger

This week I read a book over the phone with a stranger, and it was shockingly not awkward. Now, I have some experience reading aloud, as my wife and …

Lifehacks

A twist on exhibitionism: iPhone users receiving nude photos anonymously on Montreal Metro

Diana Stepner, a recent McGill graduate, was stepping off the Metro last August when she received a notification on her iPhone that she had just been …

Transit

$20K in Crypto: The First Bets on Prediction Market Augur Just Paid Out

Augur, a decentralized platform for creating predictions markets, just hit a major milestone.<p>"The first markets have successfully resolved," the …

Cryptocurrency

Square stock rises after Credit Suisse turns bullish

Shares of Square Inc. SQ, +0.13% are up 1.2% in premarket trading after Credit Suisse analyst Paul Condra upgraded the stock to outperform from …

Credit Suisse

Assistance Agreement Definition | Investopedia

What is an 'Assistance Agreement'<p>An Assistance Agreement is a contracted agreement between a borrower and a lender outlining the terms and conditions …

International Monetary Fund

Turo’s peer-to-peer car marketplace showing no signs of slowing down | Amazon Web Services

Founded in 2009, Turo arrived on the scene right at the beginning of what would be dubbed the “sharing economy”. The company’s premise seemed a bit …

Amazon Web Services

The Finnish Bar Association’s supervisory board has reprimanded Joni Hatanmaa of Hedman Partners for failing to comply with the copyright act in requesting subscriber details from the Market Court.

The Finnish Bar Association’s supervisory board issued the reprimand after determining that Hatanmaa and Hedman Partners violated sections of the …

Finland

Lenders close shop amid crackdown

Dozens of peer-to-peer lending companies have closed down recently amid a cleanup campaign launched by mainland regulators on lenders which failed to …

News (Hong Kong)