Alibaba going to buy out Retail Ele.Me Stocks

The large e-commerce Chinese company, Alibaba, is to buy out the remaining stocks of food delivery platform Ele.me
02 April 2018   643

This transaction will let the restaurant take out and the local services app to be valued in 9.5 billion US dollar. The above mentioned bargain is the biggest one to be kept among the China's trade giants. It will provide Alibaba the access to Ele.me`s horde of above 3 million delivery staff, spanning the nation. Also the e-commerce giant would be able to quickly send meals, groceries and an increasing wider array of goods of items as it gradually bets down on a 'new retail' strategy.

Approximately 57 % of Ele.me outstanding shares from earlier investors (supermarket chain Hualian Group and Jd.com) will be bought by Alibaba. Mostly these companies were aimed to capitalize on China's retail revolution. This can be explained by the changes in consumer market which make shopping to become a jointless connection of online and offline channels, varied by specialized design, experience and social media friendly marketing techniques. All they are kept in place by a highly efficient delivery system.

Ele.me is known as a platform that was founded out of a college hostel about 10 years ago and today it has 26 million users. The representatives of the platform  declared they had chosen to join into the Alibaba business sphere despite the investors were ready to go on funding the cash-burning company.

Money is not everything in this current phase of on-demand services sector. The trend is a complementary relationship between new retail and food delivery, which is why we choose to partner with Alibaba, who has the strongest position in new retail.
 

Zhang Xuhao

Founder, Ele.me

In order to put a head start in the inspicient sector, Alibaba has made a number of forays, privatizing large supermarket chains and picking up smaller fresh food delivery contenders, launching a number of Hema supermarkets under its new retail policy.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1011

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.