Payments

The Crypto Enthusiast’s Dream: Top Countries That Tick All the Boxes

For crypto enthusiasts, choosing a location to live in that supports an ideal lifestyle extends beyond searching for a city with a high number of shops and retail outlets that accept crypto.  Sure, any crypto enthusiast will benefit from living in an area with easy access to crypto-related amenities. However, as the world of crypto …

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Bitpay Has ‘No Current Plans’ to Support Liquid or the Lightning Network

According to Bitpay’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Zielke, onchain bitcoin payments still rule the roost as far as payments are concerned. Zielke detailed that at least in the near future, Bitpay won’t be supporting the Lightning Network or Blockstream’s Liquid project. Liquid or the Lightning Network Not on the Roadmap The top cryptocurrency payment processor …

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Travala.com’s AVA Token Added to Crypto Payment Service CoinGate

Travala.com’s proprietary token (AVA) joined the list of crypto assets accepted by cryptocurrency payment processor, CoinGate. According to an exclusive announcement sent to Cointelegraph on May 21, CoinGate has integrated Travala.com’s native AVA token into its payment system — reportedly used by over 5,000 merchants. CoinGate users will now also be able to buy AVA …

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Binance-Backed Crypto Travel Firms Travala.com and TravelByBit Merge

Hotel booking service Travala.com and flight booking website TravelByBit — both of which accept cryptocurrencies as payment — announced a merger of their platforms. According to an announcement on May 20, Travala.com and TravelByBit will merge to become a platform allowing users to book from over 2 million hotels and 600 airlines. An initiative backed …

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Coil Creators Can Now Receive Payouts Using Uphold Wallets

Digital payment platform Uphold has announced a partnership that allows Coil creators to be able to select the platform as their wallet provider to receive payments in over 50 currencies. Coil is a service that provides alternative methods for content producers to monetize their work online. “The ability to pay for [their] app subscriptions, news …

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Cambodia’s New DLT Payments Network Aims to Undermine US Dollar

Cambodia’s central bank will launch a distributed ledger technology (DLT) network to enable greater interoperability in the country’s payments sector and to take on the almighty greenback. Consumers will be able to make near instant payments via the platform, using a mobile app and QR codes. During Consensus: Distributed on May 11, the assistant governor …

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Samsung will introduce an ‘innovative’ debit card this summer

Sponsored Links David Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images Samsung wants to do more with payments than offer a virtual prepaid card. The company plans to grow Samsung Pay this summer by introducing a new “experience” that includes an “innovative” debit card supported by a cash management account. Details are only slated to arrive …

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