Tag: strike

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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