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Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

 An engineer for BitGo, Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter about upcoming changes in the protocol. “They shut down most of my neighborhood,”…

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Magic Leap vets raise $3.5M for new virtual reality prototyping platform Torch

Torch 3D helps users design 3D prototypes in virtual and augmented reality. Photo via Torch 3D. Designing 3D concepts for virtual and augmented reality apps and programs can be a time-consuming process. Now two former Magic Leap engineers have come up with a way to help. Paul Reynolds. Photo via Torch 3D. Portland-based Torch 3D…

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Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI

 Feedzai is announcing a $50 million Series C this morning led by an unnamed VC with additional capital from Sapphire Ventures. The six year old startup builds machine learning tools to help banks and merchants spot payment fraud. In today’s rapidly maturing world of fintech, Feedzai is trying to thread the needle between turnkey solution…

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Donkey Republic lands in Helsingborg

The bike rental company Donkey Republic recently extended their service to Helsingborg. The idea of renting bikes appeared in 2012 in Copenhagen as a smart solution for people who need to use a bike for a while. The Danish company allocates 13 bikes to be stationed mainly at the Stortorget in Helsingborg , in collaboration with Travelshop ….

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Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts

 When you walk upstairs at the Strava offices over on Third Street in San Francisco, you’ll find boards as tall as your typical human. They’re covered with images — screenshots of Instagram posts, comments and a whole lot of paper cutouts of other social networks printed onto little sheets — and they served as the…

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Jon Hauksson from Storytel invests in Elobina

Jon Hauksson, co-founder of Storytel,  decides to step down from operational work in Storytel and now focuses on a career as an angel investor in different startups. Besides, he works on founding a new Malmö-based company in the field of artificial intelligence. Jon Hauksson founded Storytel 2005, jointly with the current CEO Jonas Tellander. The business then moved to Stockholm…

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Spotahome raises €13.6M to let you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online

 Spotahome, a Madrid-based startup that lets you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online, has closed €13.6 million in Series A backing. This brings the total raised to €20.7 million since the ‘proptech’ company was founded in 2014. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumping problem

Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBike fished 42 bikes out of Melbourne’s Yarra River in one day. Suffice it to say, something has to be done about the high instances of bike-share dumping — and slowly but surely, local councils around the world are taking the lead. SEE ALSO: Humans ruined bike-sharing in Singapore so now…