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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.

Payments

Cashaa Now Accepts Debit, Credit Cards for Crypto Purchases

Online banking platform Cashaa is set to allow users to purchase bitcoin, ether and Cashaa’s own token, CAS, using major credit and debit cards.

Apr 23, 2019
Payments

Moon Enables Lightning Network Payments on Amazon

Crypto payment startup Moon has announced an online web browser extension that allows crypto users to make purchases on e-commerce sites like Amazon.com with Lightning Network payments.

Apr 22, 2019
Payments

Coinbase Introduces Debit Card Linked to Cryptocurrency Balances for U.K. Customers

“Coinbase Card supports all crypto assets available to buy and sell on the Coinbase platform, meaning they can pay for a meal with bitcoin, or use ethereum to fund their train ticket home,” the platform says.

Apr 11, 2019
Payments

Western Union Partners With Crypto Wallet for Cross-Border Transfers

Crypto wallet provider Coins.ph has partnered with U.S. financial service company Western Union to enhance cross-border transfers to the Philippines.

Apr 9, 2019
Payments

Breez Wants to Make the Lightning Network More User Friendly

Breez has announced its mobile Lightning wallet is available in open beta, emphasizing ease of use.

Apr 8, 2019
Payments

Bitrefill Adds Thor Turbo to Speed Lightning Connections

The crypto payment platform Bitrefill has introduced Thor Turbo, an upgrade expected to speed up the process for users connecting to its Lightning node.

Apr 5, 2019
Payments

Study Predicts Bitcoin Could Become Leading Payment System Within Decade

The software firm DataLight has predicted that Bitcoin will become the world’s top payment system within the next decade if it maintains its current growth rate.

Apr 4, 2019
Payments

Zebpay Integrates Bitcoin Lightning Payments on Its Mobile App

“Making Bitcoin technology widely accessible is a key component of our roadmap. Today, with the integration of the Lightning Network, we have taken yet another step in this direction,” said Zebpay’s CEO Ajeet Khurana.

Mar 29, 2019
Payments

Lightning Loop Lets Users Empty Lightning Channels Without Closing Them

Lightning Labs just released the alpha version of a new protocol called Lightning Loop, designed to give users the ability to deposit and withdraw bitcoin from their payment channels without closing these channels entirely.

Mar 21, 2019
Payments

Bitcoin Accepted as Payment Option by Major US Electronics Company

Founded in 1921, Avnet is one of the oldest major American electronics companies. On March 19, 2019, it announced that customers will be able to pay for goods and services using bitcoin and bitcoin cash via BitPay.

Mar 19, 2019
Payments

Blockstream’s Satellite Messaging API Is Now Available on Mainnet

Blockstream has launched its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) on mainnet. Essentially, this means users can now broadcast data via the company’s satellite network and pay with Lightning payments.

Mar 13, 2019
Payments

Revolut Launches Auto-Exchange Feature for Select Crypto and Fiat Currencies

Revolut users can automatically exchange “fiat currencies, such as the US dollar (USD) to ether (ETH) or bitcoin (BTC), to XRP,” and vice versa, based on a predetermined target rate.

Mar 8, 2019
Payments

Tippin.me Takes Off at Lightning Speed With More Than 14,000 New Users

Struck by the potential success of the new Lightning network protocol, Abril created Tippin.me three months ago as a way to enable bitcoin Lightning micropayments without a user having to set up node.

Mar 6, 2019
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Decentralized Payment Processor BTCPay Adds New Invoicing Options

Decentralized payment processing service BTCPay Server announced a new service available through their platform: a way to request payments by simply sharing a URL, thereby streamlining many of the model’s existing hangups.

Feb 26, 2019
Payments

Freelancers on Traditional Platforms Can Now Invoice in Bitcoin Via Bitwage

Bitwage has introduced a freelance marketplace, allowing people to create multiple bank accounts to more smoothly process payments for freelancing and to accept crypto assets.

Feb 14, 2019
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Can I Trust Bitfury’s Peach Lightning With My Data? Maybe

Bitfury responds to critics of its Lightning Peach suite of tools who have raised questions about the privacy of user data.

Feb 8, 2019
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Palestinian Fundamentalist Group Hamas Receives Funding via Bitcoin

The Islamic Extremist group Hamas has requested (and received) bitcoin funding for its operations through a Coinbase wallet address.

Feb 4, 2019
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Haven, a New App From OB1, Lets Users Chat, Shop and Send Crypto Privately

To ensure a secure shopping experience, Haven leverages the OpenBazaar software and InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a decentralized and distributed file storage system.

Jan 18, 2019
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BitPay Sets New Company Records, in Spite of Crypto Bear Markets

“To process over a $1 Billion for a second year in a row despite Bitcoin’s large price drop shows that Bitcoin is being used to solve real pain points around the world,” says CEO Stephen Pair.

Jan 17, 2019
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Bitrefill Channel-Opening Service Makes Accepting Lightning Payments Easy

Thor will connect to Bitrefill’s node on the Lightning Network, allowing users to receive Lightning payments whether they have bitcoin loaded into their Lightning wallets or not.

Jan 11, 2019
Payments

Ledger Releases New Wallet With More Memory, App for Mobile Management

Ledger just dropped news of its latest bitcoin hardware wallet, and it comes with an app for managing the wallet’s funds remotely.

Jan 7, 2019