Peer-to-peer

Facebook Messenger now supports 4K photos

Facebook Messenger has become an important way for people to communicate with each other, and it’s not only by text-based means. More than 17 billion photos are shared by the 1.3 billion monthly active users worldwide every month. To improve upon that experience, Facebook has added support for …

Business

Square’s on a Tear, but One Analyst Is Showing Caution

Can anything dent Square’s rally?<p>Shares of the payment processor are up 230% this year, which includes a 40% rise in the last month alone. That came …

Markets

Cryptocurrencies May Never Go Mainstream

Most of us are familiar with using digital currencies. Ever since IBM released their 3651 controller and 3663 checkout terminals in 1973, the role of …

Personal Finance

In China, Unsecured Short-Term Lending Now a Trillion-Yuan Industry

The risks of unsecured short-term loans in China are ballooning along with their size, despite government curbs to rein in online lending.<p>These loans …

News (China)

Amex Takes the Dive into Blockchain, Who's Next?

This marks one of the first major uses of blockchain though many critics still believe that the technology is years away from use in prime time<p>Last week, it was announced that Amex has launched a blockchain-based business payment network using Ripple, a fintech start-up. The system is intended to …

Bitcoin

Litecoin And Bitcoin Are Finally Implemented With SegWit

Segregated Witness, or SegWit, is bringing a plethora of excitement because it brings exciting features for Bitcoin, which this new implementation …

Bitcoin

PayPal’s new Facebook Messenger extension helps sellers invoice buyers and receive payment

PayPal has announced a new integration with Facebook Messenger that’s designed to make it easier for small-scale sellers at garage sales, on Craigslist, or even on Facebook Marketplace to request and receive payments.<p>PayPal has for some time supported Facebook’s Messenger app across a number of …

Business

How AI Can Enhance Your Content Marketing Strategy

<i>An interview with Alexavier Guzman, senior full stack developer at Forbes, who is</i> <i>responsible for developing BrandVoice special features and internal tools and solutions to support various departments across the organization.</i><p><b>Artificial intelligence is driving market gains</b>, revolutionizing industry – …

Artificial Intelligence

Square Cash enables ATM access

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Earlier this year, Square Cash, Square's mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) payment offering, launched the Cash Card, a physical prepaid product that customers can use to spend their …

Banking

Xunlei Could Be In For Significant Regulatory Trouble: Avoid

Xunlei's share price has quadrupled over the last month with the launch of OneCloud devices which produce OneCoins.<p>According to XNET management, …

Business

An Easy Way To Shop Small Businesses This Black Friday

Etsy supports 1.9 million small businesses.<p>Think outside of big-box retailers this Black Friday.<p>This year, Etsy launched its first-ever Cyber Week Sale. Kicking off Nov. 20, the sale features price drops on all kinds of handmade, one-of-a-kind goods on everything from home decor, jewelry and …

Shopping

Airbnb-style platform drives at car rental service

Irish entrepreneur Maurice Sheehy came up with the concept of an Airbnb-style platform for car rental after a terrible experience on<p>holiday.<p>It was …

News (Ireland)

Peer-To-Peer Lending with Cryptocurrencies

As a financial company, we see many benefits in embracing the blockchain technology. First, there’s the opportunity to improve the financial sphere …

FinTech

Aussie Platform Camplify Is Like the Airbnb for Campervans

The peer-to-peer renting platform lets you hire someone else's van or RV for that weekend camping trip.<p>The peer-to-peer renting platform lets you …

Camping

Why to Use Fundraising Site? What to Look For?

Online fundraising is an innovative way to raise funds for different causes. Whether for personal purposes like medical bills, school fees, etc. or …

Web Design

Facebook's Messenger payments looms over Australia's big banks

Facebook's challenge to Australia's big banks is coming as early as next year, when the social media giant is expected to introduce peer-to-peer …

Banking

Behind-The-Scenes: Reasons Why Crypto Market Cap Hitting $1 Trillion in 2018 Is No Joke

Since its birth in 2009, bitcoin has evolved from a far-fetched invention to the next big innovation that is poised to disrupt the fintech industry. …

Bitcoin

Blockchain and Big Data: When Two Super Technologies Meet, What Happens?

Bitcoins, or digital currencies like it, come with a certain level of anonymity that is, suffice it to say, the point of the whole technology. Credit …

Bitcoin

Why Cleveland Fed should retract its online lending study

The Marketplace Lending Association is calling upon the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to temporarily retract and revise its report on online …

FinTech

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, four days after releasing the third iOS 11.2 beta, more than two weeks after releasing the first major iOS 11 update, iOS 11.1, and a little over week after the iOS 11.1.1 update.<p>Registered developers can download the …

Apple

Crypto Startups: Managing ICOs And Fundraising On The Blockchain

According to data provider Coinschedule, $3.3 billion has been raised in more than 200 ICOs (initial coin offerings) over the past 12 months alone, and the popularity of this innovative form of crowdfunding shows no signs of relenting.<p>At the same time that the popularity of ICOs is reaching new …

Bitcoin

An unstoppable rise to collaborative economy

I’m frequently asked to define the Sharing Economy to my home country especially after having series of discussion with Dr Cai Li I decided it was …

Sharing Economy

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 4.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.2 update to developers for testing purposes, four days after seeding the third watchOS 4.2 beta and over two weeks after releasing the watchOS 4.1 update.<p>Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer …

Smartwatches

Square, Up 200%, Gains Yet Another Fan

What do you do with a stock that’s up 200% on the year? Upgrade it to Outperform, apparently.<p>That’s what Evercore analyst Rayna Kumar did with Square …

Banking

How Blockchain Technology Can Serve the Have-nots

<i>Can the blockchain, a distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as the Bitcoin, be used to help millions of poor people gain</i> …

Bitcoin

Is Peer To Peer Renting The Future Of Photography?

Peer to peer services have become very common these days with companies like Uber, Airbnb, and even eBay demonstrating how popular and huge those …

Photography

Amazon hasn’t cracked China’s cloud market. This blockchain startup thinks it can.

For foreign cloud providers, entering China’s market is often more trouble than it’s worth. Not only are overseas firms required to form joint …

Bitcoin

Global Peer-to-peer Lending Market Trend to 2022 Profiling – CircleBack Lending, Lending Club, Peerform, Prosper, Upstart, Borrowers First, Daric and More

<b>Market Overview of Global</b> <b>Peer-to-peer Lending</b> <b>Industry:</b><br>This report studies the <b>Peer-to-peer Lending</b> market status and outlook of Global and major …

FinTech

Another Win for PayPal

Investors have found one more reason to be excited about PayPal, after the company announced Thursday that Synchrony Financial would be buying its …

Banking

Selfwealth's $7.5 million float to hit ASX by early December

Peer to peer share-trading platform Selfwealth is on track to hit the ASX by the first week of December after adding 300 new shareholders since …

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