Stripe starts selling globally in 130 currencies, begins looking beyond the credit card

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Online and mobile payments startup Stripe is adding international currencies to its seller’s toolkit. The mobile developers and online retailers that rely on Stripe to process their payments can now sell their wares in 130 local currencies around the world – from the Chinese yuan to the Turkish lira.

That doesn’t mean Stripe is setting up its payments operation in 130 different countries – though given the startup’s rapid growth and recent $80 million funding round, that’s not outside the realm of possibility. It’s still only offering its transactions platform to companies in North America and Europe, but according to Stripe co-founder and president John Collison, many of those companies are doing a lot of business outside of their home countries’ borders.

Stripe's young co-founders, Patrick and John Collison. Stripe’s young co-founders, Patrick and John Collison.

The new currency program not only lets sellers list their services and goods in their buyers’ native currencies, but…

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