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Daily Crunch: Kurtosis raises $20M Series A to give web3 developers ‘a place to play around’

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Apple enters the BNPL market as regulation, competition intensify

During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced a bevy of changes and updates to its hardware and software. In the mix were anticipated improvements to its various operating systems and computers […]




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Affirm and Klarna ramp up competing efforts to attract US consumers

Welcome to The Interchange, a take on this week’s fintech news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Buy now, pay later has become nearly ubiquitous here […]




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Namibian B2B e-commerce retail platform JABU raises $15M led by Tiger Global

More venture capital keeps trooping into Africa’s B2B e-commerce retail, a space where startups are digitizing informal trade to get thousands of merchants to operate more efficiently. This time, it’s […]




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Affirm’s CTO talks transparency and the tech that makes BNPL possible

BNPL is not a new concept; it’s just taken off in recent years and become far more mainstream. Buy now, pay later lets people do exactly what its name suggests […]




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Fraud as a service: Scammers are using encrypted messaging to undercut BNPL revenue

Brittany Allen Contributor As Sift’s Trust and Safety Architect, Brittany Allen has more than a decade of experience combating e-commerce marketplace fraud at companies such as Etsy, Airbnb, 1stDibs and […]




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TechCrunch+ roundup: Box unfolds a surprise, robotics pitch tips, BNPL growing pains

Swedish fintech giant Klarna was doing well before the pandemic, but today, it’s a mega-unicorn: In June 2021, it reached a $45.6 billion valuation after raising $639 million. Much of […]