Tags : Payments

Regulation

Ripple CTO slams regulators as Barclays blocks Binance payments

Barclays UK customers have been blocked from transferring funds to Binance as the bank prohibited all credit and debit card payments to the exchange. Ripple’s (XRP) CTO David Schwartz turned to Twitter, calling for freedom of choice as the repercussions of the recent announcement made by the country’s financial watchdog keep unraveling. Pointing out the […]Read More

Bitcoin

University in Paraguay will take tuition payments in Bitcoin and

The Universidad Americana in Paraguay’s capital Asunción announced it will accept tuition payments in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), starting August 1. The university’s statement to take an “important step towards innovation” comes after congressman Carlitos Antonio Rejala Helman announced that on July 14 he will present the bill for the approval of Bitcoin and […]Read More

Bitcoin

NHL team San Jose Sharks to accept payments via Bitcoin,

Famous NHL’s San Jose Sharks has joined a list of very few sports teams globally that accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum for transactions, according to an announcement made by the club’s President, Jonathan Becher. The team will be partnering with crypto payments Bitpay to make the move possible. Crypto for the sharks According to […]Read More

Bitcoin

Tesla invests $1.5 billion into Bitcoin, plans to accept BTC

Tesla, a tech company led by well-known crypto enthusiast Elon Musk, has bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin and plans to add support for BTC as a form of payment in the near future, according to its filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published today. “Thereafter, we invested an aggregate $1.50 billion […]Read More

Market

Could Scalable Bitcoin Payments Undermine the Asset’s Value?

With the wild journey that is bitcoin price swings so far this year, you might have missed the accelerating rhythm of companies announcing services to support bitcoin for payments. We’re not talking about small idealistic startups, either. A week ago, on Visa’s Q1 earnings call, CEO Al Kelly said the company may add cryptocurrencies to […]Read More

Market

Credit Card Companies Should Offer Stablecoin Payments or Be Left

Centralized payment companies such as Visa, Mastercard and PayPal will need to adapt if they are to survive the potential demand for blockchain-based stablecoin payments, according to research firm Gartner. In a Thursday blog post, Gartner notes that, while new bitcoin offerings from such firms are helping to prepare the transition to a future payment […]Read More