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One of the natural applications of the technology behind digital currencies, the payments space has blossomed into a leading sector for development. Our articles aim to bring these developments to light.

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda has launched a service designed to provide a quick way of paying bills and transferring funds to bank accounts.
Payments

Bitpanda Launches Quick Payment Service for Fiat Settlement

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda has launched a service designed to provide a quick way of paying bills and transferring funds to bank accounts.

Oct 17, 2019
Cartoon: Retail Blues
Payments

Cartoon: Retail Blues

Despite the promises that bitcoin will be used for everyday purchases, many businesses that were initially bullish have stopped accepting cryptocurrencies.

Oct 17, 2019
Even though Ohio has suspended its groundbreaking program, the idea of using bitcoin for tax payments isn’t going anywhere.
Payments

Despite Setback in Ohio, Tax Payments in Bitcoin a Viable Trend

Even though Ohio has suspended its groundbreaking program, the idea of using bitcoin for tax payments isn’t going anywhere.

Oct 15, 2019
Hong Kong Free Press Gives BitPay the Boot, Brings BTCPay Onboard
Payments

Hong Kong Free Press Gives BitPay the Boot, Brings BTCPay Onboard

Frustrated Hong Kong Free Press has changed its payment processor from BitPay to BTCPay in order to receive its donation payments.

Oct 11, 2019
DropBit is updating its app to allow users to send bitcoin via the Lightning Network.
Payments

DropBit Adds Lightning Network Support

DropBit is updating its app to allow users to send bitcoin via the Lightning Network.

Oct 10, 2019
With the potential of the Lightning Network and the growth of bitcoin rewards programs, the age of bitcoin-powered discounts may be here.
Op Ed

Op Ed: Is the Age of Bitcoin-Powered Discounts Finally Upon Us?

With the potential of the Lightning Network and the growth of bitcoin rewards programs, the age of bitcoin-powered discounts may be here.

Oct 10, 2019
In an exclusive video interview, Bitrefill CEO Sergej Kotliar discusses gift cards, privacy, the circular economy and the Lightning Network.
Payments

Video Interview: Bitrefill CEO Sergej Kotliar on Gift Cards, Privacy and the Lightning Network

In an exclusive video interview, Bitrefill CEO Sergej Kotliar discusses gift cards, privacy, the circular economy and the Lightning Network.

Sep 27, 2019
Venezuela’s Central Bank is considering adding bitcoin to its balance sheets, giving state institutions the ability to settle payments in cryptocurrencies.
Payments

Venezuelan Central Bank Considers Adding Bitcoin to Balance Sheets

Venezuela’s Central Bank is considering adding bitcoin to its balance sheets, giving state institutions the ability to settle payments in cryptocurrencies.

Sep 26, 2019
Fold’s new app allows users to spend fiat via a credit debit card and earn bitcoin back on purchases with select retailers.
Payments

Fold Launches New App to Provide Sats Back for Fiat Purchases

Fold’s new app allows users to spend fiat via a credit debit card and earn bitcoin back on purchases with select retailers.

Sep 25, 2019
Retail software provider Global P.O.S. declared that more than 25,000 points of sale in France will be able to accept bitcoin payments beginning in 2020.
Adoption & community

25,000 Points of Sale in France to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Retail software provider Global P.O.S. declared that more than 25,000 points of sale in France will be able to accept bitcoin payments beginning in 2020.

Sep 24, 2019
Bottle Pay facilitates Lightning Network micropayments through social media and chat services and is growing along with the technology it’s built on.
Payments

Bottle Pay Raises $2M to Expand Lightning Network Tips Across the Web

Bottle Pay facilitates Lightning Network micropayments through social media and chat services and is growing along with the technology it’s built on.

Sep 23, 2019
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review
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Bitcoin Magazine Week in Review

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week.

Sep 21, 2019
Zap wallet will soon let you buy bitcoin in the app and deposit the sats directly into your Lightning wallet after each purchase.
Payments

Zap’s Olympus Features Fiat-to-Lightning On-Ramp With Direct Wallet Deposits

Zap wallet will soon let you buy bitcoin in the app and deposit the sats directly into your Lightning wallet after each purchase.

Sep 19, 2019
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review
Adoption & community

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

Sep 7, 2019
PWC’s Luxembourg branch will accept bitcoin payments in response to “growing demand from the market.”
Payments

PwC Luxembourg to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments

PWC’s Luxembourg branch will accept bitcoin payments in response to “growing demand from the market.”

Sep 3, 2019
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review
Payments

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Bitcoin in Focus

This week in bitcoin news saw another twist in the Craig Wright saga, LocalBitcoins move away from anonymous trading with new KYC/AML requirements and more.

Aug 31, 2019
Shopify Merchants Can Now Accept Lightning Network Payments With OpenNode
Adoption & community

Shopify Merchants Can Now Accept Lightning Network Payments With OpenNode

The e-commerce platform Shopify has partnered with OpenNode to enable Lightning Network payments for its more than 500,000 merchants.

Aug 28, 2019
Presented in a radio news format no more than 20 minutes long
Payments

Coffee, Crypto and the Hodling Merchant’s Perspective

Denet Lewis helps paint a picture of the pros and cons of accepting bitcoin as a small business owner.

Aug 14, 2019
Presented in a radio news format no more than 20 minutes long
Payments

Alex Gladstein and the Moral Case for Lightning

This episode features Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation discussing his recent essay “The Moral Case for Lightning.”

Aug 7, 2019
Layer 2 protocols like the Lightning Network and the Liquid sidechain can make it easier for those who leverage bitcoin for remittances. 
Op Ed

Op Ed: How Layer 2 Protocols Can Improve Bitcoin for Remittances

Layer 2 protocols like the Lightning Network and the Liquid sidechain can make it easier for those who leverage bitcoin for remittances.

Aug 7, 2019
The payment startup, which runs Cash App, generated $2 million in gross profits which it attributed to the bitcoin price rally.
Payments

Square Doubles Bitcoin Revenue in Q2 2019

The payment startup, which runs Cash App, generated $2 million in gross profits which it attributed to the bitcoin price rally.

Aug 2, 2019