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Lawyering up
Lawyering up
Valérie de Senneville

PARIS — Technology is changing the way people secure legal services, turning clients into "consumers" by allowing them to bypass traditional law firms. Need help drafting that shareholders agreement? There's an app for that — at just a fraction of the normal cost!

The past few years have seen a boom, in France, of "legal tech startups," companies that like to think of themselves as the "Airbnb of legal services" or the "TripAdvisor of lawyers." And as their numbers grow, so too does the scope of the services they offer.

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Agrotokens Let Farmers Turn Surplus Grain Into Tangible Cryptocurrency

Digital currencies may be volatile, but one company in Argentina has found a way to allow farmers to purchase goods and services online using surplus grain.

Argentine farmers harvested a record of 20.3 million tons of wheat crops from 2021 to 2022.

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BUENOS AIRES — Amid a boom in the price of farming products, an Argentine firm has devised a way for local farmers to turn surplus grain into digital credits that can be used to purchase goods with a debit card.

In partnership with Visa, Agrotoken, a firm founded by Eduardo Novillo Astrada and Ariel Scaliter, has created a card accepted by 80 million shops and businesses associated with its tokenized grains program. The firm is effectively linking Argentine farmers and exporters who have surplus grains with a global business network.

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