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Stripe’s valuation soars to $95 Bn, becomes America’s most valued startup
Payment startup Stripe has raised $600 Mn in a latest funding round from Sequoia Capital and other high profile investors. The latest funding round has soared the valuation of the payment startup to eye-popping $95 Bn, making it the most valued American startup. The startup basically provides payment software to its clients and handles the complete payment cycle. Some of its high-profile clients include big names like Amazon, Salesforce and Zoom. The startup will use the latest funding infusion for ramping up its operations across Europe.
Telegram to launch ClubHouse like audio chatroom feature to its platform
After Twitter, instant messaging giant Telegram has joined the suit of launching audio chatroom like features on its platform. According to reports, Telegram had launched clubhouse like feature in December itself but now the WhatsApp rival is planning to take this new feature to the next level. Over the past few months, Clubhouse has literally become a rage with the platform attracting high profile names like Elon Musk and Bill Gates.
Indian government is planning a law that imposes ban on Cryptocurrency trading
In a big setup to Cryptocurrency startups in India, the Indian government is planning to introduce one of the strictest laws that will criminalize cryptocurrency trading in the country. In fact, according to reports, this proposed law will be so strict that it will deem even the possession of cryptocurrency as a criminal act. If the law becomes a reality then it will dampen the revival efforts that had picked up the pace in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court ruling that lifted the ban on cryptocurrency trading.
Last year, Techpluto had spoken to BuyCoin’s CEO Shivam Thakral to know more about the future cryptocurrency trading in India. To read the complete interview, please click here.
Facebook report pins the blame on small number of users for Vaccine Misinformation
Facebook’s mission to keep vaccine misinformation out of its platform is being dented by a small group of users, Facebook’s latest research has found. The social media giant has revealed in its report that these small set of users may sow doubts over the efficiency of the COVID-19 vaccine.