When services scale in China, they go big. Beijing-based credit-scoring platform Wecash recently counted more than 35 million users. Not too shabby, and even better considering that little more than a year ago, it had just eight million. Its most recent boost came from the Hong Kong-based accelerator Supercharger. Wecash took partRead More
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It seems like Circle has cryptocurrency all figured out. The point of Bitcoin isn’t just to use Bitcoin, despite what anarchists might think — it’s about using the digital currency to enable smoother, easier financial transactions. Circle has always gotten this, and that’s why it is moving from success to success inRead More
Messaging apps are eating the world — and in the case of WeChat, even the payments world. Texting plans in China are quite expensive, so messaging apps play a more important role there in simply communicating than elsewhere. WeChat, developed by the corporation Tencent, numbers more than 650 million usersRead More
Messaging apps are huge in payments — or rather, they may be someday. Facebook Messenger has confirmed that it is pursuing peer-to-peer payments and e-commerce, a path blazed by China’s WeChat, which has 650 million users and features multiple payment functions. That despite the fact that trust in mobile P2P money transfer is stillRead More
Which are the greatest iPhone apps of all time? Even asking the question seems daunting. But that’s exactly the question Mashable posed — in truth, it upped the ante on that question. Specifically, it aimed to identify the 100 greatest iPhone apps of all time. It pursued this question withRead More
Looking for the latest and greatest in mobile payments? Try China. Companies from the world’s most populous country have made some bold moves recently to bring digital payments into the mainstream not just in China, but around the globe, and innovators in the US and Europe should be paying closeRead More