Coinbase Files Patent for Direct Bitcoin Payments System

Crypto exchange Coinbase recently filed for a patent detailing a new system to enable online users to make Bitcoin payments more securely. The patent, filed on August 14, will allow users to make payments directly from their Bitcoin wallet. The patent cites the issue of customers being required to compromise on the security of their

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Playboy Sues Cryptocurrency Company for Breach of Contract

Playboy Enterprises, the parent company of Playboy Magazine, is suing cryptocurrency company Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT) on allegations of fraud and breach of contract, according to a report from L.A. Times. The company had announced a partnership with GBT earlier in March, upon revealing that it was developing an online payment wallet with cryptocurrency support

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5,000 Merchants Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments in Chile

Chilean cryptocurrency exchange Crypto MKT has recently announced that the country’s citizens can now buy products and services with cryptocurrency from over 5,000 merchants through a new integration with a crypto payment processor. According to the announcement, a partnership between Crypto MKT and online payments platform Flow.cl allowed the merchants to add cryptocurrency payment options

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Satellite TV Giant DISH Network Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin cash has been confirmed as the second cryptocurrency payment option by subscription model pay-TV provider, DISH. As announced on the company’s website, in addition to bitcoin which was adopted in 2014 as a payment system, subscribers can now pay for services using bitcoin cash. Since 1980, DISH Network Corporation has played a significant role

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There Are Now More Than 3,500 Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide

While not as widely used as those made for fiat currency, cryptocurrency ATMs remain a popular medium for buying and selling cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. Today marks a milestone, as there are now over 3,500 bitcoin ATMs installed and operational around the world. ATM Count Breaks the 3,500 Mark The latest data from Coinatmradar — a

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Starbucks Clarifies ‘Coffee for Bitcoin’ Media Reports

Contrary to reports in mainstream media, Starbucks has clarified that it will not be accepting direct bitcoin payments at coffee retail outlets. As reported by CCN on Friday, Starbucks is part of a new cryptocurrency venture with Microsoft and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) dubbed “Bakkt”, a regulated Wall Street platform that could fundamentally bring cryptocurrencies

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Coinbase Brings Crypto Payment Option to Millions of Online Merchants

Coinbase Commerce, a cryptocurrency payment provider, has announced a series of initiatives to support crypto commerce, including a WooCommerce plugin to give millions of merchants the option to accept cryptocurrencies, the ability to send bitcoin and litecoin directly, and other new capabilities. Coinbase believes the improved access will support adoption of cryptocurrency and a more

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‘Bitcoin Boost’: Australian State Government Invests in Crypto Startup for Tourism

The government of Queensland, Australia’s second largest and third-most populous state, is backing a local crypto payments startup that officials believe will help boost tourism in the state. In an announcement on its official website on Wednesday, the Queensland government revealed details of an AUD$8.3 million grant given to 70 domestic companies looking to innovate

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Thailand’s Largest Movie Theater Chain Will Accept Cryptocurrency

Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest movie theater operator, is integrating cryptocurrency payments to allow movie-goers to buy everything from tickets to popcorn with bitcoin and other digital currencies. The endeavor follows a partnership with Swiss fintech developer RapidzPay wherein the multiplex operator will deploy a digital payment ecosystem built by the latter firm to ingrate cryptocurrency

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London Remittance Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Trading Service, Says Crypto’s ‘Here to Stay’

TransferGo, a London-based remittance service, has become the first remittance provider to offer a cryptocurrency trading service, and will offer bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, litecoin and XRP, in response to a strong demand for cryptocurrency, according to Bloomberg. Daumantas Dvilinskas, founder and CEO of TransferGo, expanded on what he called a strong demand for cryptocurrencies in

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