Blockchain Startup Hires Away Google’s Messaging Tech Leader

Blockchain technology startup Ripple Labs confirmed to Reuters on Friday that it hired Amir Sarhangi, who had been leading Google’s rollout of a new wireless messaging system, as vice president of products. San Francisco-based Ripple, which... Read more »

Line Messaging App to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Called ‘Link’

Japan’s Line said on Friday it will launch a cryptocurrency in September, as the company tries to build up a wide range of businesses using its popular messaging app as a platform. The company said the... Read more »

Google Helps Messaging Startup Symphony Raise $100Million

Symphony, a financial industry messaging startup, announced Monday that it has raised $100 million (roughly Rs. 649 crores) in a new round of funding from backers that included Google. An encrypted messaging... Read more »