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Gateways to the rescue!

If you ask who's been the most innovative company of the last 5 years in the payments space, many will answer with Stripe. As a payment gateway, Stripe has essentially improved upon what PayPal started 15 years ago - making it easier for businesses to accept payments on the internet. They do this by handling


We live in an increasingly connected chatty world. Exchanging information has gotten easy and that's important. Yet, we haven't gone much beyond it. Perhaps the most frustrating is why we still can't easily transact value. Even in relatively "free" parts of the world where exchange of information across borders is cheap and convenient, sending value, aka money, is not. As the saying goes: how come I can put money in