Tag: strike

Jul 14 2021

NFL Running Back Saquon Barkley To Receive All Marketing Revenue In Bitcoin Through Strike

NFL running back Saquon Barkley will convert all of his marketing income into bitcoin using Lightning Network platform Strike.NFL running back Saquon Barkley has announced that he intends to receive all of his marketing income through bitcoin, using Lightning Network payments platform Strike.Barkley made the announcement live on an episode of “The...

NFL Player Saquon Barkley Is Now Taking 100% Of His Endorsement Money In BTC

ESPN just released their 2021 running back rankings, and New York Giants back Saquon Barkley came in at a strong #6 on the list. The star back is only entering his third year in the NFL, and he's already locked in a Pro Bowl appearance and Offensive...

Jul 01 2021

Strike Adds Bitcoin Buying Tab In App

Lightning Network payments platform Strike has added a bitcoin buying tab to its app, emphasizing minimal fees for these purchases.Lightning Network payments platform Strike, which recently made headlines as the primary partner in El Salvador’s decision to declare bitcoin as legal tender, has announced it is adding a...

Visit El Salvador’s Bitcoin Beach Through VICE’s Mini-Documentary

It’s all about El Zonte. A beach town that took part in an economic experiment, became Bitcoin Beach and changed its country. Also, if everything goes right, it will change the world. For the best. As Bitcoinist reported, “...

Jun 22 2021

With Bitcoin Clarity, El Salvador Allows Strike To Abandon USDT

How Lightning Network startup Strike went from using USDT in El Salvador to helping the country build financial infrastructure with Bitcoin.When El Salvador passed a law making bitcoin legal tender in the country, it did not just set itself on a path to add the payment option to existing infrastructure. It provided regulatory clarity that allowed an existing Bitcoin-forward platform to better...

Jun 19 2021

El Salvador And Bitcoin: Jack Mallers Reveals The Inside Scoop

It might be the biggest story of 2021. Since El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender, all eyes are on the Central American nation. Strike’s Jack Mallers was the person that delivered this world-shattering news. The exclusive...

Jun 06 2021

Jun 05 2021

El Salvador To Declare Bitcoin As Legal Tender

The government of El Salvador will declare bitcoin as legal tender, according to an announcement from its president.In a recorded announcement played today at the Bitcoin 2021 conference, the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced that the country’s government would declare bitcoin as legal tender."Next week I will send to congress a bill that will make bitcoin a legal tender,”...

May 28 2021

R0ckstarDev On Lightning Network And Bitcoin 2021

Bitcoin developer and BTCPay Server, Strike contributor R0ckstarDev discussed the upcoming Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami on June 4 and 5.R0ckstarDev will be speaking during the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Make sure that you set a reminder for the...

May 14 2021

Why an Elon Tweet Sent Bitcoin Below $50k

PLUS: Vitalik thinks UNI should become a price oracle. The biggest news of the week came from the likeliest of places: Elon Musk’s Twitter account, where he tweeted out an announcement putting a halt on BTC purchases for Tesla vehicles due to the environmental concerns associated with Bitcoin’s proof-of-work consensus algorithm. Outside of Elon, Tesla, and Bitcoin, a few other big names made...

May 12 2021

Ed Carpenter Racing Will Run A Bitcoin Car In The Indianapolis 500, Raising Money For Development With Strike

A black-and-orange, bitcoin-adorned Chevrolet will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500, with a mission to raise funds for development.Millions of viewers will see a Bitcoin car compete for first place in this year’s Indianapolis 500.IndyCar Series team Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) has announced that it will enter the No. 21 Bitcoin Chevrolet, a black-and-orange race car adorned thoroughly with the Bitcoin...

Mar 31 2021

Strike Launches In El Salvador

Lightning Network payments app Strike is now available to users in El Salvador, giving them access to a next-gen remittances system.Lightning Network payments app Strike is now available on the App Store and Google Play Store to customers based in El Salvador, according to a release shared with Bitcoin Magazine.“Launching in El Salvador as our first non-U.S. market was a...

Jan 06 2021

Strike Is Bringing The Lightning Network To More Than 200 Countries

Today, Strike announced a global initiative to bring its Lightning Network payments application worldwide. After a successful U.S. launch in 2020 and the announcement of its payday solution last week, Strike is rolling out its services to 200-plus countries....

Bitcoin Lightning Startup Zap Goes Global, Adding Multiple Fiat Pairs, Stablecoins

Visa partner Strike is adding support for multiple fiat currency pairs plus stablecoins as part of its journey to become a “Bitcoin neo-bank.”

Dec 29 2020

Okung’s “Pay me in Bitcoin” Becomes a Reality with Strike

On Tuesday, NFL Tackle Russel Okung and Strike announced a partnership that will pay a sizable portion of Okung’s $13MM NFL in bitcoin. Last May, Okung lobbied his former and current NFL teams to pay him in bitcoin. After reaching out to Strike founder Jack Mallers and working with the...

Panthers’ Russell Okung Becomes First NFL Player to Be Paid in Bitcoin

Okung’s $13 million salary is being split fifty-fifty between bitcoin and fiat by way of Zap’s Strike product.

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...

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...

Jul 02 2020

Zap’s Strike Moves to Public Beta

Today, Zap, the Lightning wallet lead by developer Jack Mallers, has announced that their Strike product is now in public beta. Previously, Strike had only been available through a closed, private beta program. In the private beta, Mallers claims that they have “already seen $100,000 in payments”. Strike is...

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