Telegram would change the cryptocurrency world

Private messaging app Telegram is planning to gatecrash the cryptocurrency world with a blockbuster ten-figure initial coin offering.

The company, which reaches more than 170 million monthly users, is looking to raise at least $1.2 billion from a token sale which would include a private sale set for February 2018 and public sale in March, as Business Insider reported.

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Bitcoin: Square is testing App payments for digital currency

Square is testing cryptocurrency support in their Cash app, according to TechCrunch reader Zach Miles on Twitter and confirmed by the company. The trial, which seems to only be available right now to a small number of users, lets you buy and sell bitcoin directly in the app.

The interface is very basic. Users who have access to the beta can swipe right from the Cash Card page to access bitcoin functionality. Once there users will see a balance in USD and BTC, a graph showing performance over the last day, month or year and buy / sell buttons.

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Fintech start-up Revolut applies for European banking license

British financial technology firm Revolut said on Wednesday it has applied for a European banking license, as it bids to join a growing number of digital-only banks looking to win away customers from larger, traditional lenders.

Founded in 2015 by Nikolay Storonsky and Vlad Yatsenko in 2015, Revolut is an app-based banking alternative with a multi-currency card and mobile app. An account can be created in seconds, enabling users to instantly send free money transfers in 26 currencies to banks around the globe; spend fee-free in 120 currencies with a contactless Revolut card; and exchange currencies at interbank rates in the app. It also offers peer-to-peer payments.

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GADGETS: Philanthropy advisor: a concrete help to invest in charity

The problem was already felt 2400 years ago: Aristotle, one of the fathers of Western philosophy, had already imagined how difficult it was to engage in philanthropy by investing for others: "Giving money away is a fairly simple action, but for the gesture to be virtuous, the donor must give to the right person, for the right reasons, in the right measure, the right way, and at the right time”.

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Technology meets Finance. Introducing the new OpenFunds App

OpenFunds launches its new App in the Apple and Google stores.
The OpenFunds App is a very user-friendly tool, on mobile access. You can find all the information regarding the funds such as legal documents, monthly factsheets with performance updates, publications, newsletters, events, live surveys and an overview of the fund managers’ meetings. All this ready to be downloaded, printed or shared directly with your mobile device.

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