Millennials Say 'Venmo Me' To Fuel Mobile-Payment Surge
The Ebay Inc. Venmo application (app) is arranged for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5s in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. After downloading the Venmo mobile-payment app onto a smartphone, users can connect them to bank and credit-card accounts, and then link up with friends to send and receive money on-the-go. Venmo, based in New York, alone handled $314 million in mobile payments in the first quarter of this year, up 62 percent from the prior quarter. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Bloomberg—Getty Images

Here's Why People Say Mobile-Payment App Venmo Went Down Right After the Super Bowl

Feb 08, 2016

Minutes after Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos bested the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Venmo, the hugely popular mobile-payment app, suddenly went down — or at least got very slow — for many users. The site acknowledged the glitches on Twitter, and appeared to be back up and running as usual about two hours later.

Several Twitter users, however, have a theory for why the outage may not have been a mere coincidence.

There isn't any proof that the Broncos' ups and Venmo's downs were connected, but if the Twitterfolk are right then hundreds of Panthers supporters may have lost more than just a football game.

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