Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

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This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides…

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

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Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, is building a privacy-focused cryptographic payments system, but says it’s not a cryptocurrency.

Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay for Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis

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Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money payment system. Also Read: Ivy and…

Iran Completes Development of Rial-Supported National Cryptocurrency

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Iran has finalized the development of its national cryptocurrency, which is backed by the local fiat unit, the rial. Once the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) approves its use, the yet-to-be-named digital currency will then be issued to banking institutions for testing in payments, internal and interbank settlements according to local media reports. Also Read: Bahamas…

The New Effort to Get Bitcoin's Lightning Network In Every Browser

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Devs are looking to make bitcoin’s layer-two lightning network compatible with a payment standard used by all major browsers – and so far, so good.

What China's Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

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China appears to have achieved the crypto community’s dream of a new internet of value, without blockchain. But there’s more than meets than eye here.

Ripple Event Reveal: 3 Companies Are Now Using XRP for Real Payments

Ripple Event Reveal: 3 Companies Are Now Using XRP for Real Payments

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During Ripple’s annual Swell conference, CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced three firms that will use XRP in commercial cross-border payments.

New POS Terminal by Pundix Allows Nigerians to Make Purchases in Bitcoin

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Indonesian cryptocurrency and payments company Pundix has introduced a point of sale terminal at a shop in Nigeria, allowing people in the West African country to make purchases using cryptocurrency, including bitcoin. The move is seen as key to scaling up cryptocurrency adoption and development in Africa’s biggest bitcoin market. Also read: Payments Platform Wirex Launches…

Crypto Wallet Abra Opens Door to More European Users

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Crypto wallet provider Abra is integrating SEPA payments, allowing European customers to directly deposit funds.