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.
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.
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.
“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.
Crypto wallet provider Coins.ph has partnered with U.S. financial service company Western Union to enhance cross-border transfers to the Philippines.
Breez has announced its mobile Lightning wallet is available in open beta, emphasizing ease of use.
The crypto payment platform Bitrefill has introduced Thor Turbo, an upgrade expected to speed up the process for users connecting to its Lightning node.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bitfury responds to critics of its Lightning Peach suite of tools who have raised questions about the privacy of user data.
The Islamic Extremist group Hamas has requested (and received) bitcoin funding for its operations through a Coinbase wallet address.
To ensure a secure shopping experience, Haven leverages the OpenBazaar software and InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a decentralized and distributed file storage system.
“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.
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.
Ledger just dropped news of its latest bitcoin hardware wallet, and it comes with an app for managing the wallet’s funds remotely.