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    Coinbase Commerce eclipses $50 million in transactions

    Coinbase Commerce eclipses $50 million in transactions

    Coinbase Commerce, the exchange’s online retail service, announced today it has facilitated $50 million in transactions since launching last year. With 10,000 monthly users, the platform is on a growth trajectory, homing in on early adopters with plans to innovate, according to Justin O’Brien, the product lead for the platform.

    24 MAY 2019

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    Venezuela to ditch Visa & Mastercard by early 2020

    Venezuela to ditch Visa & Mastercard by early 2020

    The central bank of Venezuela will develop an independent national payment system to get rid of international giants Visa and Mastercard in response to US sanctions, according to local media citing the regulator.

    21 MAY 2019

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    Pyrofex Launches Cryptocurrency Payments Solution

    Pyrofex Launches Cryptocurrency Payments Solution

    Currently in beta mode, Numifex allows merchants to accept payments in ethereum, with plans to add bitcoin.

    17 MAY 2019

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    Payments Startup Uphold to Use Ledger Vault

    Payments Startup Uphold to Use Ledger Vault

    French crypto hardware firm Ledger will provide its technology to American payments startup Uphold to improve security, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 13.

    14 MAY 2019

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    Why bitcoin isn't a big focus yet at PayPal

    Why bitcoin isn't a big focus yet at PayPal

    PayPal isn’t yet entirely sold on bitcoin being the future of payments.

    13 MAY 2019

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    Ripple Partners With One of the World’s Largest Money Transfer Providers

    Ripple Partners With One of the World’s Largest Money Transfer Providers

    Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide and one of the largest money transfer businesses in the world, has joined RippleNet. Ria will leverage xCurrent to connect and transact with Ripple’s global blockchain payments network of 200+ financial institutions.

    3 MAY 2019

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    McAfee Says His Bitcoin Debit Card’s Coming Soon. Can We Believe Him?

    McAfee Says His Bitcoin Debit Card’s Coming Soon. Can We Believe Him?

    John McAfee just tweeted out from somewhere in the Bahamas a teaser image for a new crypto debit card. The dotcom, anti-virus-millionaire promises the Visa-branded bitcoin card will be coming soon.

    28 APRIL 2019

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    You Can Now Shop With Bitcoin on Amazon Using Lightning

    You Can Now Shop With Bitcoin on Amazon Using Lightning

    Bitcoin spenders can now use the lightning network to shop at e-commerce sites like Amazon.

    23 APRIL 2019

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    Weiss Ratings CEO Interview: Crypto Ratings are Needed to Cut Through Hype and Fear

    Weiss Ratings CEO Interview: Crypto Ratings are Needed to Cut Through Hype and Fear

    Weiss Ratings, an investment rating agency, published their first list of cryptocurrency ratings in Jan. 2018. A little over a year later, CryptoSlate interviewed Dr. Martin Weiss, founder and chairman of Weiss Group, on the importance of a rating system for cryptocurrencies, as well as the future of payments, cryptocurrency adoption, and the challenges currently faced by the blockchain industry.

    15 APRIL 2019

    Interview

    Pay in Bitcoin for a Luxury Weekend

    Pay in Bitcoin for a Luxury Weekend

    A new smartphone application developed in the Swiss «crypto valley» will make payments cryptocurrencies simpler. Two firms active in the luxury industry have already committed themselves to the solution.

    28 MARCH 2019

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    Bitcoin Insider Says Western Union Is the Real Competitor of the World’s Largest Crypto

    Bitcoin Insider Says Western Union Is the Real Competitor of the World’s Largest Crypto

    Speaking on a panel at the 2019 MIT Bitcoin Expo, Bitcoin Core developer and applied cryptography consultant Peter Todd says Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, is really competing against Western Union – not Visa or Mastercard.

    27 MARCH 2019

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    U.S. Weighs Curbs on Venezuela Transaction Processing

    U.S. Weighs Curbs on Venezuela Transaction Processing

    The U.S. is considering sanctions that would effectively prohibit Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and other financial institutions from processing transactions in Venezuela, an administration official said, a step aimed at cutting off funds to Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

    17 MARCH 2019

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    Samsung Pay Will Integrate Cryptocurrencies for 10 Million Users: Report

    Samsung Pay Will Integrate Cryptocurrencies for 10 Million Users: Report

    Even before the official announcement of Samsung Electronics on the launch of the Samsung Blockchain Wallet, local publications speculated that Samsung Pay could be behind the high-profile crypto integration for the Galaxy S10.

    11 MARCH 2019

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    Tippin.me Takes Off at Lightning Speed With More Than 14,000 New Users

    Tippin.me Takes Off at Lightning Speed With More Than 14,000 New Users

    As the new Lightning network (LN) protocol continues to take the Crypto-Twitterverse by storm, it’s taking at least one new app with it, as the tipping and micropayment app Tippin.me catches on like wildfire. Founder Sergio Abril told Bitcoin Magazine he is “overwhelmed” by the interest and support he is receiving from around the world.

    10 MARCH 2019

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    Cryptocurrency Could Soon Open New Revenue Streams, Disrupt Payments System, Per Analyst

    Cryptocurrency Could Soon Open New Revenue Streams, Disrupt Payments System, Per Analyst

    One of the longtime fears that the traditional financial world seems to have about cryptocurrency is its potential for overtaking payment systems. People who are comfortable with the archaic system do not want to see a broader market, which is partially due to the lack of faith that they have in cryptocurrency.

    1 MARCH 2019

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    Aave Pay allows crypto bill & tax payments through bank transfer in 6 fiat currencies

    Aave Pay allows crypto bill & tax payments through bank transfer in 6 fiat currencies

    Mainstream adoption for cryptocurrencies is still a problem that is in continues need of attention from the crypto sphere and Aave Pay is doing just that for its users. The application launched by the Estonia based tech company Aave allows cryptocurrency users to make payments in six different fiat currencies using the international bank account details of the receiving party.

    28 FEBRUARY 2019

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    Fintech Unicorn Brex Launches New Credit Card For E-Commerce Merchants

    Fintech Unicorn Brex Launches New Credit Card For E-Commerce Merchants

    Brex, a San Francisco credit card startup that reached a valuation of $1.1 billion late last year, 22 months after its founding, is launching its second product, a physical credit card for e-commerce companies. Its first card, targeted to venture-backed tech startups, has attracted more than 3,000 customers by providing higher spending limits and simplifying the application process.

    27 FEBRUARY 2019

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    EU weighs new payment rules in challenge to U.S. companies

    EU weighs new payment rules in challenge to U.S. companies

    The European Commission is considering new rules to speed up adaptation of an instant-payment system the European Central Bank introduced last year, challenging card companies and tech giants such as Visa and PayPal, officials said.

    26 FEBRUARY 2019

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    Amazon Rival Rakuten Set To Integrate BTC In March

    The Japanese e-commerce site that is Rakuten has outlined their plans to implement the leading cryptocurrency with their online platform. In the e-commerce space, there isn’t much competition with big platforms like Amazon dominating the industry but with this new move from Rakuten, that could change.

    25 FEBRUARY 2019

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    Mercury FX Plans Opening 10 Payment Corridors Supporting Ripple’s XRP

    Mercury FX, an international currency exchange provider, is planning to open 10 new corridors that would use the xRapid solution. With this implementation, it will be possible for the company to use the XRP virtual currency. The information was released by the CEO of the company, Alastair Constance, at Ripple Regionals 2019 in London.

    25 FEBRUARY 2019

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