Binance Adds Merchant Features to Early Version of Payments Platform

Binance Pay now includes merchant functions, allowing businesses to process payments in crypto, online or in-person.

Business  ·  12 March 2021

CFTC Issues Guidance on Digital Currencies for Futures Commission Merchants

The CFTC wants futures commission merchants to take care when dealing with customer's funds.

News  ·  22 October 2020

Kraken Pledges $150K for Development of Open-Source BTCPay Server

Crypto exchange Kraken has donated $150,000 to the foundation managing BtcPay Server, an open-source tool for merchants accepting bitcoin payments.

Tech  ·  25 June 2020

The COVID-19 E-Commerce Boom Hasn’t Trickled Down to Bitcoin, Despite Advantages

Although a variety of e-commerce platforms are booming during COVID-19 lockdowns, bitcoin payments remain exceedingly niche.

Business  ·  25 June 2020

Samsung to Target EU Payments Sector With Blockchain-Based Solution for Banks

The platform will use blockchain to automatically input payments data into bank records.

Tech  ·  4 March 2020

OpenNode Finds Way for Retailers to Turn Fiat Payments Into Bitcoin (Using Apple Pay)

Bitcoin-loving retailers can now receive BTC from customers paying in fiat.

Business  ·  19 February 2020

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.

Business  ·  14 February 2020
Bitcoin Payments

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.

Business  ·  3 February 2020
Lightning Network

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.

Business  ·  30 January 2020

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.

Business  ·  16 December 2019

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

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

Business  ·  15 November 2019

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.

Business  ·  14 November 2019

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.

Business  ·  1 October 2019

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.

Business  ·  25 September 2019

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.

Business  ·  19 September 2019