John and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. Their digital currency will, unlike bitcoin, support traditional currencies such as dollars, sterling and the euro.

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John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. The pair turned to Silicon Valley when they could not get funding in Ireland.

Amid the laudatory media coverage that greeted the disclosure last month that start-up Stripe had been valued at $1.75 billion (€1.28 billion) (...)

Patrick Collison, chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe. The US based start-up is aiming to make its service available throughout the world. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Stripe, the billion dollar online payments company established by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has today expanded the range of (...)

A humanoid robot at a trade fair in Hanover, Germany. “Technology insiders, who are largely optimistic about the impact of innovation, point out that if you’re in a middle-class profession – an office clerk, a bank teller or a pharmacist – then you’re in for an uncomfortable future.” Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

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John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe.

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John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California

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Twitter is said to be considering a deal with payments firm Stripe to allow users to pay for goods and services through Twitter.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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