Tag: strike

Nov 24 2021

OneRepublic Becomes First Major US Artist To Be Paid In Bitcoin For Show

Bitcoin payments app Strike enabled the band’s pioneering move, and its lead vocalist plans to do it again next month.OneRepublic became the first major U.S. band to be paid in bitcoin for a live gig.It was “the next logical step,” the group’s lead vocalist said.The band accepted BTC in full payment for an acoustic show in a historic theater outside...

Nov 17 2021

Bitcoin Lightning Network Capacity Strikes New All-Time High: Factors

The rise of The Lightning Network is one of the most important stories of the year. On its back, El Salvador could adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. Bitcoin Beach’s implementation of The Lightning Network served as a use case that showed that it could be used to transact in the country as a whole. Since then, the network keeps growing day after day,...

Oct 14 2021

Strike Launches Pay Me In Bitcoin Feature To Allow Income Conversion Into Bitcoin

“Today, anyone with a Strike account, no matter their employer, can get paid in bitcoin,” founder Jack Mallers said.Strike users can now enable direct deposit to their account and configure any amount of the incoming money to be instantly converted into bitcoin with no fees.“Pay Me In Bitcoin” allows users to seamlessly convert a portion of their income into BTC using...

Oct 04 2021

How To Implement Bitcoin At Your Business

Following these steps makes implementing bitcoin at your business easy as can be.Dear Business OwnersDon’t you love giving away 3% or more of every sale to Visa and Mastercard? And isn’t it even better when people whip out their Amex? Who doesn’t like those fees? Oh, that’s right. Business owners don’t.Would you offer your customers a payment method which eliminates...

Sep 26 2021

New Twitter Integration Will Drive The Bitcoin Price Above $300,000

By integrating direct bitcoin payments, Twitter is paving the way for the bitcoin price to surpass $300,000.Jack Dorsey’s social media platform Twitter has officially enabled third-party bitcoin tipping services for iOS users, giving them the ability to seamlessly pay one another across the globe,...

Aug 21 2021

Watch Jack Mallers Send “Free, Instant, Non-Reversible” $10 To Nigeria

We might be witnessing “monetary history,” as Jack Mallers claims. The Strike CEO connected with African app Bitnob and sent $10 to Nigeria. Since Bitnob is connected to the Nigerian banking system, the money was instantly available in Naria (NGN.) It’s worth noting that Strike and Bitnob have no commercial relationship, their apps are...

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.”

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