• This new startup wants to be the ‘Netscape for crypto,' and some investors think it has a shot

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Three-month-old Elph wants to make it easier for you to find and use blockchain-based apps. How? Through a portal that's promising to enable users to click through to see how their crypto holdings are faring, to buy and sell CryptoKitties, or to find and use other decentralized apps. Its cofounder and CEO, Ritik Malhotra, says it will eventually be the “Netscape for crypto.”
    If it sounds outlandish, that's mostly because there are still so few blockchain apps from which to choose. Malhotra and team trust that this will change over time, however, and investors seem to trust them, including...
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  • Safety app Watch Out acquires paywall startup BitWall

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    BitWall , a Bitcoin-focused startup promising to help online publishers make money, has been acquired.
    Its new owner is WatchOut , the company behind an app that sends alerts about things like product and food recalls and weather-realted emergencies. It's not the most obvious acquirer, but the companies say BitWall can help Watch Out improve its data, payments and loyalty systems.
    “We are excited to bring BitWall into the Watch Out! ecosystem,” said Watch Out CEO Michael Lucas in the acquisition announcement. “Our mission is to provide a secure consumer-protection platform while delivering...
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