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BitSIM turns any SIM card into a Bitcoin Wallet

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Circle raises $50m on a $200m valuation in Series C round

The round was led by Goldman Sachs Group and IDG Capital partners, an early investor in Chinese Internet giants Tencent and Baidu.

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BitLicense and its implications for bitcoin businesses

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Overstock's "Project Medici" Comes One Step Closer to Realization

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Financial services and their tech disruptors

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Jimubox has raised an $84m Series C Round led by Investec Bank

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Uber and Capital One announce partnership

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Putting Robo Advisers to the Test

Startups and established firms alike are creating low-cost ways to offer wealth management advice using rules-based algorithms.

Assets managed by Internet-age advisers are a tiny but fast-growing piece of the $18 trillion wealth-management market, which encompasses...…

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Interactive Brokers buys Covestor

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The Great Unbundling

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White-label vs full-stack fintech startups

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China opens up bank card clearing market to foreign firms

China will open up its market for bank card clearing transactions to foreign players.

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VCs pour money into cybersecurity startups

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Square moves from payments to business financing

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Wonga hit in the pocket by tighter lending rules

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Twitter Begins Selling Sports Tickets

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RSA Conference 2015: A Sneak Peek

A good synopsis of what most of us are missing out in SFO this week:

New tracks dedicated to the Internet of Things and securing the...

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Bitcoin vs. Wall Street: A love-hate story

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Node package manager raise $8M

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Etsy's IPO success is great news for New York City startups

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Tax filings a headache for legalized cannabis firms

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Uber-for-weed startup raises $10m Series A

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Ex-NYSE CEO joins a Bitcoin company

Tera Group, which operates the first regulated U.S. Bitcoin derivatives exchange, announced the appointment of former NYSE CEO Duncan...

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Billtrust raises $25m in new funding

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When to Rob A Bank by Freakonomics Authors

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Lendio acquires Business Bounce in NYC

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Acorns raises $23m in third round of financing

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Alphaworks on Regulation A+ part 4

Alphaworks steps up their rhetoric on Reg A+ and promotes Title III as a good alternative. Alphaworks outlines how their own...

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Will Etsy be New York (Brooklyn's) biggest VC backed tech IPO?

As $1.78 billion will this be NYC (really Brooklyn's) largest VC backed tech IPO/.. Lets wait and see

The company says it will use the proceeds from the IPO "for working capital and general corporate purposes, including continued...…

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AlphaWork's multipart right-up on Reg A+

Reg A+ doesn't provide enough for incentive for start-ups to turn away from private funding, and embrace the "mini IPO." Checkout Parts

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SEC: startups can now raise $50M in 'mini IPO'

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Silicon Valley is coming' warns JPMorgan CEO

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Reorg Research opens London office

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Why New York City is the best choice for European startups

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Students fret over Venmo payments to alleged drug dealer

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Former CIO of Nike joins a bitcoin startup

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BNY Mellon explores bitcoin's potential

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PEW Report on U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

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How to up your small business's cash flow

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D+H to Buy Payments Firm Fundtech for $1.25 Billion

Chicago private-equity firm GCTR has sold NYC based Fundtech to D+H for $1.25B.

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Overstock invests in Peernova

Overstock investing has recently shifted its gaze, focusing now more deliberately on blockchain technologies that support existing...

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