• Bitfury and HadePay Partner to Promote Bitcoin Lightning Payments

    Bitfury has teamed up with HadePay, a business payments processor based in the U.S. on a project that would see the two companies take the bitcoin lightning network to more merchants in the United States, Canada, and the EU.  The initiative involves Bitfury integrating its peach Merchant API with the HadePay platform to allow businesses […]

  • Binance Launches New Cash-to-Bitcoin Service, Aiding Crypto Adoption in Australia

    Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched a platform in Australia that will let people buy bitcoin using cash.  The initiative is provided via Binance’s subsidiary Binance Lite Australia and will be available to verified clients. The platform allows users to place online orders for the crypto then complete the purchase at Newsagent store using Australian […]

  • Abra App Allows Users To Buy Apple and Facebook Shares Using Bitcoin

    Abra, a platform that seeks to make investing in crypto simple, has launched a new service that enables clients to invest in traditional assets such as top stocks, or in exchange-traded- funds ( ETFs), using bitcoin. The new Abra app offers its clients the opportunity to access 30 crypto investment options, with investors able to […]

  • Fortune 500 Firm Avnet Accepts Crypto Payments

      Avnet, a major distributor of electronics products and provider of technology solutions, has once again delivered a reminder that it is a leading adopter of emerging technology. The Arizona-based Fortune 500 firm has now partnered with cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay to accept crypto payments. Already providing services that help both customers and tech suppliers […]

  • Buy cappuccino and pay with Bitcoin

    An increasing number of merchants are warming up to crypto for payments, and one of the cryptocurrencies seeing the greatest interest is Bitcoin (BTC). A new project that says its goal is to make cryptocurrency accessible has launched a service in Europe that allows customers to buy coffee and pay with bitcoin. As the group […]

  • Spanish Hotel Chain Casual Hoteles Accepts Bitcoin Payments

    Spanish hotel chain Casual Hoteles recently launched a pilot project that would see it test the use of bitcoin for payments at its facilities in the country. With increased competition for customers affecting business, the hotel appears convinced that crypto payments could be the key to tapping into a new crop of clients. Casuals Hotelesruns […]

  • Survey: Only 30 Percent of Holders Use Crypto for Payments

    While the crypto industry continues to record increased usage in the payments area, a new survey revealed that most cryptocurrency owners don’t use them for making payments. According to the survey results, only 30 percent of owners said they use cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services, with 70 percent not content to do so. […]

  • Swiss Giant Digitec Galaxus Accepts Cryptocurrencies

    Major Swiss-based retailer Digitec Galaxus now accepts cryptocurrencies for purchases made on its online platform. Announcedon March 19, the move is intended to allow customers access a variety of payment options and attract a growing number of crypto holders in a country that is seen as among the most crypto-friendly in Europe. The online giant […]

  • Ukraine Policy to Legalize Cryptocurrency by 2021

    Ukraine has plans for a new government policy that should see the country legalize cryptocurrency and push for mass adoption of the underlying blockchain technology. In November 2018, the country’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade was said to have set in motion plans to come up with a regulatory framework to help achieve these […]

  • The World Bank sees Blockchain potential for Cross-Border payments

    A blog post written by Rodrigo Mejia-Ricart, research and public policy analyst at the United Nations;  Camilo Tellez, head of research and innovation at the Better than Cash Alliance; and Marco Nicoli, senior financial sector specialist at the World Bank said B2B transactions are at present “slow and opaque” as they rely on third parties to help […]