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SMS Loans Let People Skip Banks in the Developing World

SMS Loans Let People Skip Banks in the Developing World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Zidisha connects lenders with entrepreneurs in places where access to capital doesn't come easy.
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Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks American democracy is dead - Washington Post (blog)

Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks American democracy is dead - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, in how Silicon Valley misunderstands how Washington works.
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You can now pay your friends through Facebook Messenger

You can now pay your friends through Facebook Messenger | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook's long-awaited payments feature is finally here.
On Tuesday, the social network announced a new feature for Messenger that lets users send and receive money to one another. The feature will roll out to Facebook users in the U.S.
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Digital Wallets of the Future - Guardian Liberty Voice

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The new multi-platform digital wallet of the future is expanding privacy and convenience. It is an encrypted multi-use wallet that is altering the way people shop and manage their lives.
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Mobbr Launches World's First Crowd Payment Platform - CryptoCoinsNews

Mobbr Launches World's First Crowd Payment Platform - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Crowd payment solutions provider Mobbr announced the launch of a crows payment platform known as Mobbr Crowd Payments, which also has Bitcoin as one of its currencies.
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How BitPesa Plans to Reduce Friction in the Remittances Market

How BitPesa Plans to Reduce Friction in the Remittances Market | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The socially-focused bitcoin startup aims to "cut through" the inefficiencies in international remittances and underdeveloped banking systems.
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Uber Denies Plans to Accept Bitcoin Payments - CoinDesk - CoinDesk


The text of the message suggested that Uber was "currently making bitcoin work" for the service, but offered few supporting details.

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Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free

Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Amazon has been working hard to build up the popularity of its Android-based Appstore with consumers and developers — borrowing from the well-thumbed Amazon playbook of deep discounts to drive usage.
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Bitcoin Powers New Worldwide Cellphone Top-Up Service

Bitcoin Powers New Worldwide Cellphone Top-Up Service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mobile payments pioneer mHITs has entered the bitcoin space with a platform it claims is the "easiest way" to send phone credit across borders.
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Bitcoin Crowdfunding for Ebola Research

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Pay walls are a particular problem with the recent outbreak of Ebolavirus. Ebola researchers need more free and open access to data in the race for a cure.
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Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya

Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Try to imagine what your life would be like if you had no bank account, no credit or debit cards, and no cash, and on top of that, you lived in a country where poverty, crime, and corruption were rampant. I’ve never been there, but by many reports Kenya is just such a place. How do people cope?

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