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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.


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.

Feb 5, 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.

Dec 20, 2019

BTCPay Server Is Bitcoin’s Open-Source Unicorn

Inside one of Bitcoin’s most inspiring projects

Dec 16, 2019

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.

Dec 4, 2019

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.

Nov 25, 2019

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

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

Oct 17, 2019

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

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 Adds Lightning Network Support

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

Oct 10, 2019
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

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

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 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
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 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
Adoption & Community

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.

Sep 21, 2019

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
Adoption & Community

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.

Sep 7, 2019

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: 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