BitPay Says It Processed Over $1 Billion in Crypto Payments Last Year

U.S.-based crypto payments processor BitPay says it processed over $1 billion-worth of transactions last year. Announcing the news on Wednesday, the firm said this is the second consecutive time it’s reached the billion-dollar mark in its over seven years of existence. “To process over a $1 billion for a second year in a row despite bitcoin’s […]

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in […]

Bitwage Now Lets Firms Pay Salaried Staff in Crypto

Bitwage is partnering with a payroll company to give more firms the ability to pay their workers in cryptocurrency. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Bitwage CEO Jonathan Chester says the partnership will let more U.S. employers fund payroll, payroll taxes and benefits with bitcoin or ether. “This is a lifeline for companies to pay their people […]

Pakistani Bank Teams With Alipay for Blockchain Remittances

Pakistan-based Telenor Microfinance Bank, a subsidiary of Norwegian telecoms multinational Telenor Group, has launched cross-border payments using blockchain technology from payments firm Alipay. Claiming it as Pakistan’s first blockchain-based international remittance service, the bank announced Tuesday that the product is a joint effort between Telenor Group’s Malaysian fintech subsidiary Valyou and its Pakistani mobile banking arm […]

Bitcoin Payments Aren’t Dead, They’ve Just Gone Niche

When Frank and Nikki McKeever founded their small art retailer in Florida in 2012, they never could have imagined that cryptocurrency would become an integral part of their business. In September 2017 – a period of surging cryptocurrency prices and publicity – the Lynx Art Collection began offering crypto-themed artworks with litecoin, monero, ether, and […]

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

The Daily In 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 […]

McCaleb’s Quiet Comeback: Breakups, Breakdowns and Stellar’s Big Break-Out

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– You might know Jed McCaleb as the creator of Stellar, the world’s sixth most valuable cryptocurrency, and if you do, it can’t be exaggerated just how big of a miracle that is. In the pantheon of early cryptocurrency evangelists, there might be no one whose name has been run through as much mud as […]