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Newsmaker: Patrick and John Collison

29th June, 2014
Patrick and John Collison.

Newsmaker: Patrick and John Collison

''Rare is how Reuters last week characterised the agreement between Stripe and Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alipay, an agreement that will allow Chinese buyers to pay for purchases on the US service created by a pair of brothers from Limerick. Alipay, with 300 million users, handles about half of all online transactions in China.

The thing is, ''rare applies to Stripe, and to the Collisons, in almost all respects. For a start,...

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