Electrum Wallet Is Adding Support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

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The popular wallet service Electrum is soon to add official support for bitcoin’s lightning network, its founder has told CoinDesk.

How to Accept Bitcoin Cash Payments With Coingate

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Receiving cryptocurrency payments is an option many companies have explored and implemented in the past few years. Online merchants can use a growing number of platforms to process orders paid with digital coins and Coingate is one such established service in this niche. Also read: This App Teaches You How to Become a Bitcoin Cash…

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

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Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions also focused on how money and payments are taking on new forms throughout the world. There…

How to Install a Crypto Widget on Your Website

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For many businesses, startups in particular, the introduction of cryptocurrency features into their online platforms can bring tangible benefits. Integrating cryptocurrency payment options and providing market information about digital coins has the potential to attract customers from a community that favors fast and inexpensive electronic payments. Also read: Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend…

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…