Payments

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.

Lightning Labs announced a $10 million Series A funding round and released its Lightning Loop service in beta.
Lightning Labs Announces $10 Million Raise As Lightning Loop Enters Beta

Lightning Labs announced a $10 million Series A funding round and released its Lightning Loop service in beta.

StormX CEO Simon Yu wants to provide thousands of bitcoin in sats-back rewards through the StormShop app and expand to Europe and Asia in 2020.
Video: StormX CEO Simon Yu on Micro Rewards and Sats Back in Bitcoin

StormX CEO Simon Yu wants to provide thousands of bitcoin in sats-back rewards through the StormShop app and expand to Europe and Asia in 2020.

Open-source payment processor BTCPay Server has emerged as one of the most inspiring projects in Bitcoin.
BTCPay Server Is Bitcoin’s Open-Source Unicorn

Inside one of Bitcoin’s most inspiring projects

Leveraging Lightning, Bitfinex Users Can Now Shop at Bitrefill
Leveraging Lightning, Bitfinex Users Can Now Shop at Bitrefill

Bitfinex users can now shop at Bitrefill straight from their trading environment on bitfinex.com, and the two have established a Lightning channel.

With YouTube poised to penalize a broad array of videos, content creators can use these five steps to monetize their work with bitcoin.
YouTube Demonetizing Your Content? Bitcoin Fixes This

With YouTube poised to penalize a broad array of videos, content creators can use these five steps to monetize their work with bitcoin.

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

Cartoon: Retail Blues
Cartoon: Retail Blues

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

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

Hong Kong BTCPay BitPay
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.

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

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

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: 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.

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

Venezuela
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.

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

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.
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.

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

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine Week in Review – September 21st, 2019

9/21/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week.

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

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review – September 7th, 2019

9/7/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

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

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

Bitcoin News Week in Review
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.

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

Let's talk bitcoin - Introducing the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast
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.

Let's talk bitcoin - Introducing the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast
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.”