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.
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 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.
Yesterday, an auction was held by cryptocurrency and blockchain artist @cryptograffiti for a piece titled “black swan.” And it sold to the lowest bidder.
Stranded Iranian students in the United Kingdom have turned to Bitcoin as a tool to circumvent the economic sanctions placed on their country, according to a Guardian report
Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode has announced a seed investment round of $1.25 million with venture capitalist Tim Draper and early-stage investment firm Draper Associates.
The new service for Canadians connects to a user’s bank credit and debit card, rounds up every purchase made to the nearest dollar and uses the resulting change to purchase bitcoins automatically.
Decentralized payment processor BTCPayServer now offers wallet support for c-lightning users.
A new program to set up Lightning Network micropayments, tippin.me, has recently entered beta testing.
It seems likely that the recent movement of a large number of bitcoins was just part of a scheduled Coinbase platform maintenance.
R3 has unveiled a new app on their international blockchain, a global payment platform that uses Ripple’s XRP as its initial base currency.
The Bitfury Group has recently announced a partnership with crypto payment processing system Paytomat, working to bring the Lightning Network to Paytomat’s participating merchants.