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Raising $20 Million And Hacking – Is Change For Online Payments

Irish brothers John and Patrick Collison, the cofounders of, have been building what appears to be the easiest way for developers to embed and take payments from customers online without having to set up a merchant bank account or store credit card information.   This means that requirements for data protection and guards against fraud will no longer be part of the tedious steps needed to monetize. It’s a more...

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Why The Future of Stripe Looks So Bright

Stripe is the the new kid on the online payment processing block, a block already full of much larger kids poised to pick a fight, (I’m looking at you Paypal). Started in early 2010 by three entrepreneurial-spirited brothers, Stripe was built from the ground up to cater to the hardworking developer, an affront to the traditionally complicated and finance-driven construction of its peers.     Simplicity is feature one,...

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