Tala clinches $110 million for inclusive micro-lending and alt-credit scoring

  • The round was led by RPS Ventures, with backing from GGV Capital and prior investors IVP, Revolution Growth, Lowercase Capital, Data Collective VC, ThomVest Ventures and PayPal Ventures. 

Building credit with blockchain at the base of the economic pyramid

  • Crowdlending platform Kiva and the government of Sierra Leone on Wednesday launched Sierra Leone’s National Digital Identity Platform, which allows individuals to link their national identity numbers to digital transactions, including healthcare, social and financial services.