Category: Payments

Cyberghost Is a VPN Service You Can Pay For With Bitcoin Cash

Cyberghost Is a VPN Service You Can Pay For With Bitcoin CashPrivacy in the online space is quite compromised these days and anyone who would like to protect their own may consider using a VPN service. There are many platforms on the market and some are catering to the crypto community. Cyberghost VPN is one of them and it takes bitcoin cash (BCH). Also read: Vaulty […]

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How to Accept Bitcoin Cash Payments With Coingate

How to Accept Bitcoin Cash Payments With CoingateReceiving cryptocurrency payments is an option many companies have explored and implemented in the past few years. Online merchants can use a growing number of platforms to process orders paid with digital coins and Coingate is one such established service in this niche. Also read: This App Teaches You How to Become a Bitcoin Cash […]

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5 Major Indian Laws That Apply to Cryptocurrency

5 Major Indian Laws That Apply to CryptocurrencyIndia has a number of laws that currently apply to cryptocurrency. A new Cambridge University report explains some of these laws. News.Bitcoin.com talked to one of the authors of the report to uncover more details. Meanwhile, the Indian government is currently finalizing regulations specific to crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case […]

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BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store

BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto PaymentsCryptocurrency gives companies another payment option to offer their customers that yields a host of benefits. In the case of bitcoin cash, crypto payments are an easy, fast and cheap option, thanks to ultra-low onchain fees. BCH Merchant is a Point of Sale app that allows businesses to accept bitcoin cash. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Banking […]

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

CBDCs Take on Major Importance at IMF Spring MeetingsCentral bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions also focused on how money and payments are taking on new forms throughout the world. There […]

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Online Bank Mistertango Offers Crypto Companies Multiple Accounts and Ibans

Try Mistertango If You Need a Crypto-Friendly Online BankMistertango is a platform that provides crypto users and businesses with access to traditional finances. Its services are open for exchanges, investors and others involved in the industry. The crypto-friendly payment processor offers both personal and business accounts that come with the option to create multiple Ibans. Also read: Cryptoradar Finds Best Prices Across Exchanges […]

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How to Install a Crypto Widget on Your Website

How to Install Crypto Widgets on Your WebsiteFor many businesses, startups in particular, the introduction of cryptocurrency features into their online platforms can bring tangible benefits. Integrating cryptocurrency payment options and providing market information about digital coins has the potential to attract customers from a community that favors fast and inexpensive electronic payments. Also read: Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend […]

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PR: Bitcoin.com Partners With Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association to Spread BCH Adoption

Bitcoin.com Partners With Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association to Spread BCH AdoptionRoger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com has agreed to help the Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association grow the BCH ecosystem.

On March 25th, Roger Ver agreed to collaborate with the Jeju Blockchain Smarcity Association in Korea. The Association’s blockchain and BCH friendly environment is built on three pillars: free market efficiency, job creation, and international leadership. Since time is of the essence, the association plans to launch the Korean Blockchain Smarcity Challenge, to find and incentivize startups to help develop the BCH ecosystem. The goal of the competition is to develop innovative solutions that resolve existing urban issues in transport, energy, environmental sustainability, safety, payments and many more. The Korean Blockchain Smartcity Challenge will also showcase the ways in which blockchain technology is used by companies, the federal government, and the local government in Jeju Smartcity.

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Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend BCH

Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend BCHAn application called Bitcoinmap.cash lists locations where decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin cash can be spent directly. It provides information about hundreds of restaurants, bars, hotels, and stores around the world that accept electronic cash without intermediaries. Also read: New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading Promoting Direct Payments With Bitcoin Cash The Bitcoinmap.cash […]

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Spain’s 2gether Unveils Crypto Debit Card, as Polispay Is Forced to Cancel Its Mastercard

Spain's 2gether Unveils Crypto Debit Card, as Polispay Cancels Theirs2gether, a Spanish banking platform, has announced the launch of its prepaid Visa debit card that allows holders to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrency. Customers can use the card to make payment in euros or via bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, ethereum, EOS, litecoin and stellar. Also read: Cboe Discontinues Bitcoin Futures for […]

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Survey: 70% of Cryptocurrency Owners Rarely Use Crypto for Payments

A recent survey has found that the majority of cryptocurrency owners rarely use it for making payments. One somewhat unexpected reason postulated for this is that some people are still nervous about making cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding Only 30% Use Crypto as Currency The Foundation […]

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In the Daily: Huobi AML Measures, New OTC Desk, Bank Card Deposits

In the Daily: Huobi AML Measures, New OTC Desk, Bank Card DepositsIn The Daily this Monday, we feature several developments cryptocurrency traders may want to know more about. The Korean subsidiary of global digital asset exchange Huobi is enhancing its anti-money laundering measures and a new over-the-counter trading desk will offer services to crypto investors. Also, Liquid and Simplex are now working together to provide customers […]

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In the Daily: Token Delistings, Paybear Is Savvy, Revolut and Hackers

In the Daily: Token Delistings, Paybear is Savvy, Revolut and HackersIn this edition of The Daily, crypto exchange Upbit is preparing to delist four tokens, while several projects have accused Kucoin of suggesting market making services to pump their volume and avoid delisting. Also, crypto payment processor Paybear has rebranded to Savvy, and British online bank Revolut is hiring hackers to test its systems. Also […]

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State Treasurer: Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC

Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC, Says State TreasurerTreasurer in the U.S. state of Ohio Robert Sprague has revealed that at least two companies have paid their taxes using bitcoin since the state launched its cryptocurrency payment platform in December. Sprague did not disclose details pertaining to the amount or companies involved, citing confidentiality. Also read: Liechtenstein Bank Creates Cryptocurrency Trading Platform for […]

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Report: Indian Government Concerned Cryptocurrencies Could Undermine the Rupee

Report: Indian Government Concerned Cryptocurrencies Could Undermine the RupeeThe Indian government panel tasked with drafting crypto regulation is reportedly worried that cryptocurrencies could destabilize the rupee if they are accepted as payments. Its concern came to light despite evidence that cryptocurrencies do not currently pose a threat to financial stability. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Impact on […]

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Mastercard Fined $650M by EU for ‘Artificially’ Raising Fees

Mastercard Fined $650 Million by E.U. for ‘Artificially’ Raising FeesThe European Union’s competition commission has handed Mastercard a €570 million euro ($648 million) fine for artificially raising payment processing fees in breach of antitrust laws, according to an online statement published on Jan. 22. Mastercard forced merchants to pay exchange fees in their countries of residence, forestalling their access to banks with lower fees […]

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Crypto Cards Are Legal in Russia, According to the Finance Ministry

Crypto Cards Are Legal in Russia, According to the Finance MinistryUsing cryptocurrency debit cards to pay for goods and services does not contradict Russian law, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev was quoted as saying by local media. He believes these transactions are legal as the seller receives the money in Russian rubles.   Also read: No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says Buying […]

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The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts Crypto

The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts CryptoIn this edition of The Daily, crypto wallet Lite.im, which is integrated with popular messengers, has added support for BTC. Also, the online store selling Fortnite merchandise now accepts monero and esports company Unikrn has launched a crypto betting platform using technology from Bittrex.   Also read: Best Selling Authors Introduce Bitcoin to Followers Crypto […]

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Skeptical Payoneer CEO Dismisses Idea of Single Currency Like Bitcoin as Unrealistic

Skeptical Payoneer CEO Dismisses Idea of Single Currency Like Bitcoin as UnrealisticPayoneer chief executive officer Scott Galit has dismissed the idea of a single global currency like bitcoin as unrealistic. Galit argued that he doesn’t believe countries like the U.S. will ever allow citizens to pay taxes in bitcoin because of too much volatility in the price of the cryptocurrency. Also read: Former Mt. Gox CEO Says […]

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Brazilian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Payment in Bitcoin

Brazilian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Payment in BitcoinA Rio de Janeiro supermarket chain, Oásis Supermercados, is now accepting payment in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash and litecoin. It joins a growing number of Brazilian businesses in construction, ecommerce, hospitality and transport, already taking payment in cryptocurrency. Also read: Pan-African Bitcoin Exchange Kubitx Goes Live, Launches OTC Wallet Shopping the Cryptocurrency Way Beginning Dec. 18, […]

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Study Finds Less Than 40% of BTC Addresses Are Economically Relevant

Study Finds Less Than 40% of BTC Addresses Are Economically RelevantThe number of unique addresses on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network is constantly growing but only 37 percent of them are “economically relevant,” according to a recent study by Chainalysis. The vast majority of them – 86 percent – are controlled by service providers and the rest are used by private investors. Another key finding […]

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British Lawmaker Proposes Tax and Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin

U.K. lawmaker Eddie Hughes has proposed that taxpayers should have the option to pay council tax and utility bills in cryptocurrencies such as BTC. The 50 year-old conservative legislator for the Walsall North constituency said the move would place the country at the forefront of digital currency adoption in Europe. Also read: Gibraltar Exchange Obtains Insurance […]

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Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

Op-Ed: 8 Reasons to use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides […]

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US State of Ohio Accepts Bitcoin for 23 Types of Taxes

US State of Ohio Accepts Bitcoin for 23 Types of TaxesThe U.S. state of Ohio has set up a cryptocurrency payment portal and reportedly starts accepting payments in bitcoin for 23 types of taxes this week. “Ohio has become the first state in the United States, and one of the first governments in the world, to accept cryptocurrency,” the Treasurer’s Office wrote. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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