merchants

Coinbase Commerce Integrates Dai Cryptocurrency for Merchant Payments

This is the first new cryptocurrency added by Coinbase Commerce since it added USDC in May 2019.

Bitcoin Usage Among Merchants Is Up, According to Data From Coinbase and BitPay

Although bitcoin adoption may move at a glacial pace, merchants are seeing sustained traction regardless of market dips.

Zap’s New Product Lets Merchants Take Dollars Over Lightning Network

"Merchants can accept bitcoin and lightning payments with the same infrastructure, except they never touch the asset," explained Zap founder Jack Mallers.

Bitcoin-Savvy Retailers to Experiment With Point-of-Sale Lightning App in 2020

Iterative Capital is working with Breez on a point-of-sale app for bitcoin lightning payments. Some retailers are already testing the beta version.
“The Indian government’s stand on data localisation is a bit of an overkill”

“The Indian government’s stand on data localisation is a bit of an overkill”

A multi-national approach is required for data protection.

Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

What really constitutes a "partnership" at the intersection of e-commerce and crypto?

PayPal’s Axing of Pornhub Model Payments May Boost Crypto Conversions

Pornhub may expand the range of cryptocurrencies it offers to pay adult performers for their work after PayPal abruptly cut off service.

This Crypto-Savvy Bank Is Building Bandwidth for Bitcoin Retail Payments

The German bank is set to help European retailers accept bitcoin payments in early 2020.

Bitcoin Shopping App Fold Raises $2.5 Million to Bring Lightning to Retailers

Competition among bitcoin retail apps is heating up, with the newly funded Fold App doubling down on lightning network experiments.

Abra to Add Cash-to-Crypto Outlets at All Philippines 7-Elevens

Investment app provider Abra is to sell cryptocurrency for cash at 6,000 outlets across the Philippines, including all 7-Eleven stores.

Largest Bitcoin ATM Network Coinme Raises New Funding from Ripple’s Xpring

Coinme, which provides kiosks and ATMs for digital currencies, raised $1.5 million in a Series A-1 financing round that included Ripple’s subsidiary Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund, the company

Winklevoss-Backed Flexa Expands Crypto Payments Service to Canada

Functioning like a pipeline for commercial transactions, SPEDN processes regular purchases in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin or ethereum.

Walmart Wants to Patent a Stablecoin That Looks a Lot Like Facebook Libra

Retail giant Walmart has applied for a cryptocurrency patent that bears some similarities to the Libra token proposed by Facebook in mid-June.

You Can Now Tip on Twitter With Brave’s Basic Attention Token

Twitter users can tip content using Brave's Basic Attention Token, adding to its micro-tipping services.

Fold App Adds Bitcoin ‘Kickbacks’ for Purchases at Target, Starbucks

Mobile shoppers can earn bitcoin for purchases from Amazon, Starbucks and Target, just to name a few.

Millions in Crypto Is Crossing the Russia-China Border Daily. There, Tether Is King

Tether has a real-world use case: Chinese importers of cheap goods in Russia use it to send millions home daily.

Tech Retailer Newegg Expands Bitcoin Payments to Another 73 Nations

Online electronics and software retail giant Newegg has expanded bitcoin payments to nearly all of its served countries in partnership with BitPay.

EU opens Amazon probe to see if it used merchant data to gain an advantage

On the same day that Amazon announced plans to overhaul its business terms for its third-party sellers, the European Commission (EC) has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the retailer,

Bitcoin Startup Lolli Looks to Global Expansion With Hotels.com Partnership

The bitcoin rewards app Lolli is going global in 2019, starting with the travel industry.