Mercado Libre Launches Its Own Cryptocurrency in Brazil

Mercado Libre announced the launch of Mercado Coin, its first cryptocurrency, in Brazil. It was developed on the Ethereum blockchain and will be used through Mercado Libre and Mercado Pago in that country for US$0.10. The company also plans to expand its digital currency to the rest of Latin America in the future so that it can be used even outside its platforms.

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Tiger Global, YC back Rebill’s subscription payment platform for Latin America

August 25, 2022

Rebill, an Argentina-based startup, raised $3.6 million to continue building automated payment collection and subscription management tools for Latin America. The company automates the collection process and integrates payment gateways and invoicing tools so that customers don’t have to create their own. Currently, Rebill has clients in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay and collects payments in 15 currencies.

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Medallia Closes Purchase of Callback Scheduling Vendor Mindful

August 24, 2022

The simplest description of Medallia is “listening platform”, but that sounds creepier than what they actually do, which is to analyze and react to customer and employee conversations.  They were bought by software investor Thoma Bravo last October and have made at least four acquisitions since then, including the Thunderhead journey orchestration engine.  They just closed their deal for callback scheduling vendor Mindful, which was announced in July.

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