payments

Expedia Partners Crypto Service Travala.com for Crypto Bookings

For Crypto Bookings, Expedia Partners Crypto Service Travala.com. And now allows more than 700,000 crypto-currency accommodations to be booked through the Travala.com. The company added more than 700,000 accommodations to its crypto-powered travel platform. Which already has more than 2 million options available in 230 countries. According to a July 6 announcement shared with Cointelegraph […]

New Partnership Adds Crypto Payment Routes to Shopify

New Partnership Adds Crypto Payment Routes to Shopify

CoinPayments Crypto Payment Processor Partnership means enhanced compatibility for Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify digital asset payments. “Shopify is a natural fit for us,” Jason Butcher, CEO of CoinPayments, told Cointelegraph via email, adding: “As they look to bring new features to their merchant base and CoinPayments works to drive cryptocurrency adoption globally, it makes sense […]

Ripple Joins the ISO Global Standards Body for Cross-Border Payments

Ripple has become a member of the ISO 20022 standards body which is pushing a new payment and data communications technology system between global financial institutions. The company claims to be the group’s first centered distribute ledger technology (DLT). And that involves a range of international commercial and central banks alongside payment processing organizations such as SWIFT and […]

Square Users Can Route Payouts to BTC-Friendly Cash App

Square Users Can Route Payouts to BTC-Friendly Cash App

Square’s Cash App helps U.S. citizens and people who typically don’t file a tax return to direct potential government stimulus payments to the mobile payment app. The step comes after the firm struggled to convince the U.S. Treasury to allow it to allocate the stimulus funds to U.S. population segments. Cash App users can apply […]

Sweden's central bank digital currencies

Sweden’s Central Bank Wants to Host Innovation Hub for Digital Currencies

The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank that started testing its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) in February, wants to host the digital currency innovation hub by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Officially announcing the news on March 6, the Riksbank noted that in order for the hub to be located in Sweden, the bank […]

Opera Browser enables Apple Pay and Debit Card Crypto Purchases in US

Opera Browser Enables Apple Pay & Debit Card Crypto Purchases in US

Opera’s mobile and desktop browsers are expanding cryptocurrency purchases to U.S. users, as the Norwegian company looks to continue building its Web 3.0 credentials. Through a partnership with Wyre, a U.S. licensed money transmitter in the cryptocurrency sector, Opera will enable U.S. based customers to buy Bitcoin and Ether directly from the browser’s crypto wallet. […]

Bakkt announces new direct payment integration with starbucks

Bakkt Announces New Direct Payment Integration with Starbucks

A major digital asset platform, Bakkt, is making it even easier to order that double espresso with an extra shot. Starbucks mobile app users will soon have the option to pay for their drinks with “Bakkt Cash”. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the Bitcoin derivatives provider had declared back in August 2018 that […]

defi leader makerdao partners with simplex

DeFi Giant MakerDAO Partners with Simplex to Build a DAI Fiat On-Ramp

Major decentralized finance (DeFi) player MakerDAO (MKR) partnered with payment processor Simplex to create a fiat on-ramp for its DAI decentralized stablecoin. According to the 3rd March’s announcement, the partnership makes it possible to buy DAI with the credit and debit cards of Simplex’s partner firms. Maker’s business development representative in Europe, Gustav Arentoft, said: […]

Uphold's new debit card lets you pay with bitcoin, xrp, and gold

Uphold’s New Debit Card Lets You Pay with Bitcoin, XRP and Gold

Digital payment platform Uphold has announced a new debit card, allowing users to pay with converted crypto, commodities, and cash. Uphold’s new multi-asset debit card allows United States-based participants to spend assets held in their Uphold accounts at any Mastercard compatible location, a representative from Uphold told the media in an interview. “Anywhere globally where […]

BitFinex completes another $100M repayment to Tether

BitFinex Completes Another $100M Loan Facility Repayment to Tether

Hours after experiencing a major denial of service attacks (DDoS) attack, Bitfinex has announced it repaid another part of the loan facility to Tether. In a Feb 28 blog post, BitFinex revealed that the cryptocurrency exchange repaid $100 million of outstanding loan facility to major stablecoin operator Tether (USDT). Similarly to a previous repayment in […]