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Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

 This isn’t a game of bingo, the company called Blockchain is maintaining the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet. And starting today, Blockchain users will also be able to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers. Blockchain isn’t a centralized exchange like Coinbase or Kraken. It is simply a wallet so that you can safely story all…

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B2B platform Releaf helps African businesses by taking the guesswork out of networking

 Releaf is a new B2B marketplace that wants to help African businesses prosper by helping them find partners they can trust. The startup, which is currently taking part in Y Combinator, has signed up about 1,000 businesses since its public launch in Nigeria on August 3. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Coup launches new electric scooter service in Paris and faces off with Cityscoot

 Coup is launching its second city for its electronic scooter-sharing service. You can now find hundreds of Coup scooters in Paris. The company is going to compete with Cityscoot, a similar service that has been around for a while. While the city’s bike-sharing service has been around for a decade in Paris, scooter-sharing is something…

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Mark Cuban-backed Unikrn to launch cryptocurrency for esports betting

Ethereum-based initial coin offerings (ICOs) are popping up every day, but everyone is still waiting for that killer service that really proves to the world that blockchain-based businesses are the future.  An upcoming token by esports betting platform Unikrn may not be the ultimate answer to that question, but it is one of the most…

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Mark Cuban-backed Esports betting platform Unikrn looks to sell $100M in cryptocurrency

Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood. Photo via Unikrn. Seattle-based Esports betting startup Unikrn today announced that it will look to sell $100 million in cryptocurrency “tokens” as part of an initial coin offering, or ICO. On Sept. 22, the company will sell virtual tokens called UnikoinGold that can be used on its platform to bet on Esports…

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Ripcord’s $40 million Series B will pay for more file digitizing robots and human jobs

 Bay Area startup Ripcord just scored a $40 million Series B, following its successful launch earlier this year. By all accounts, the company has apparently hit the ground running with its decidedly unsexy goal of using robots to digitize paper records for large corporations and organizations. According to CEO Alex Fielding, Ripcord already has a…

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Business media startup Cheddar adds radio to its growing TV operation

Have cheese, will travel. Media startup Cheddar has signed a deal to bring its business-focused live content to national radio, adding to the growing distribution of its content beyond its Facebook Live origins. SEE ALSO: Internet TV could be about to get a lot cheaper—and scarier for cable companies Cheddar will work with iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,…

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Codacy, a platform that helps developers check the quality of their code, raises $5.1M

 Codacy, a startup based in Lisbon, Portugal that offers what it calls an “automated code review platform,” has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding. EQT Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors Faber, Caixa Capital, Join Capital, and Seedcamp. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com