Tag: payments

Oct 21 2020

PayPal Introduces Ability To Buy, Sell And Hold Bitcoin

Major online payments company PayPal today announced the launch of a service that will allow its customers to buy, sell and hold bitcoin, along with other select cryptocurrencies, directly from their PayPal accounts. This could create a brand new on-ramp to BTC for a huge new consumer base with interest in digital payments, as the service has some 300 million users. PayPal will...

Oct 09 2020

New Ripple service enables XRP payments on credit for SMBs

Oct 09 2020 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  payments technology

Blockchain payments provider Ripple launched its “Line of Credit” service yesterday to cater to customers using On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) to source capital on-demand to initiate cross-border...

Sep 30 2020

Four Lies About The Bitcoin Circular Economy

A Bitcoin circular economy is a closed-loop system that designs out all of the corruption and headache of dealing with central bank-issued money. As savings technology is still the largely dominant story for Bitcoin, it’s helpful to take a closer look at a few lies about a topic that’s growing in popularity: the Bitcoin circular economy. A Bitcoin circular economy requires ways to...

Sep 28 2020

CoinFlip Launches Bitcoin-Enabled Gift Card Marketplace

This is a promoted article provided by CoinFlip. Despite the progress that Bitcoin has made since its inception in filling the cavernous gaps in the financial system and providing relief to the world’s underbanked, there are some areas where more growth is still desperately needed. But now, with a new service in addition to its legacy offerings, CoinFlip is addressing those areas of...

Sep 04 2020

The Top 5 Products That Every Bitcoiner Needs

In 2012, Bitcoin Black Friday was launched as a way for Bitcoiners to hack the mainstream consumerism holiday and promote their favorite technology as a killer tool for payments and encourage merchant adoption. Thousands of merchants have participated by offering discounts for customers who pay in BTC, but the celebration fizzled in 2017 as the Bitcoin community became embroiled in debates over block...

Aug 20 2020

Strike Announces Cash Back, Letting Merchants Pass On Lighting Network’s No-Fee Benefits

Strike, the application from Zap that lets users transact through the Lightning Network using their debit card or bank account, is now offering cash back rewards, according to an announcement that founder Jack Mallers shared with Bitcoin Magazine. “Today, we are releasing Cashback by Strike, our first Strike Rewards program,” Mallers...

Aug 04 2020

Bitcoin Black Friday 2020 Will Host Major Discounts For BTC Payments

Before Bitcoin was a movement, it was a digital currency. While the store-of- value aspect of Bitcoin gets highlighted often, the permissionless payments side often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. In 2012, Jon Holmquist embraced the Black Friday holiday in order to help Bitcoiners showcase the advantages of their favorite technology, launching BitcoinBlackFriday.com and hacking a mainstream cultural moment...

Jul 16 2020

Zap Announces $3.5 Million Seed Round

Jul 16 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  jack mallers payments strike visa zap

Lightning wallet provider Zap today formally announced a $3.5 million seed round fundraise from investors including Morgan Creek Digital and CMT Digital. The announcement follows recent news that Zap opened its Strike application to public beta and that it had joined Visa’s Fast Track Program to create a debit card, expected to launch by the end of 2020. “I am beyond excited...

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