Visa, Mastercard Plan To Increase Transaction Fees; Cryptocurrencies Don’t

Visa and Mastercard are planning to increase transaction fees for US merchants who accept card payments, Reuters reports. The hikes, which come into effect in April 2019, are likely to further damage already the fragile relationship between payment providers and merchants. Fees-Us Christ According to sources, the increases will firstly affect interchange fees, which merchants pay their banks when accepting a […]

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Top Bitcoin Lightning Apps You Can Use Today (Part 2)

So we continue our journey into the wonderful (and sometimes weird) world of Lightning Apps (LApps). And as a testament to how far the market has come, my quick ‘listicle’ has morphed into a two-part behemoth. If you haven’t already, then check out Part 1, covering wallets, marketplaces, content monetization, and tip jars. If you […]

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On the Brink of…College? ‘Bitcoin Baby’ Receives BTC From Ad in The Times

A rather interesting listing has popped up in The Times of parents seeking to raise money for their newborn baby via Bitcoin donations.  ‘Bitcoin Baby’ Asks for College Donations Little Izabella Anna Bowles was born on January 6th, 2019. Her parents, however, have decided to waste absolutely no time in saving up for her college fund. Unlike […]

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Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’ Bitcoinist: In August 2017, you posted one of the most […]

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Gab Says Bitcoin is The Clear Solution as ‘Free Speech Money’

Censorship-free social media platform, Gab, took to Twitter to proclaim the gospel according to Bitcoin. Describing the grandaddy of cryptocurrency as “free speech money,” it pledged to educate its near million-strong community. The Next Evolution Of Online Payments In recent tweets, Gab calls for the next evolution of online payments, in the form of un-censorable […]

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To The Moon! Bitcoin Space Travel Gets Closer As Virgin Galactic Takes Flight

Billionaire Richard Branson appeared to cry tears of joy when his ‘Bitcoin-friendly’ Virgin Galactic reached the edge of space for the first time December 13. World Sees First Commercial Space Flight Branson, who revealed himself as a Bitcoin believer and investor in 2013, watched as SpaceShipTwo, the latest vehicle from the Virgin Galactic and The […]

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Cambridge Study: ID-Verified Crypto Users More Than Doubled in 2018

The University of Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance says the number of verified cryptocurrency users has increased in 2018 despite the year-long bear market that has seen prices tumble more than 80 percent. Retail Cryptocurrency Adoption is on the Rise According to a study by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, the number of verified […]

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UK MP Wants to To Introduce Bitcoin Tax Payments

UK Member of Parliament, Eddie Hughes, has called for local authorities to take a lead, and accept Bitcoin payments. The Conservative politician also believes that a lack of reliable information is holding back wider adoption. The UK Should Take the Lead MP Hughes’ comments, reported in the Express newspaper, follow the recent announcement that Ohio now […]

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How To Buy S&P 100 Stocks With Bitcoin

How to buy stocks with bitcoin? Perhaps surprisingly, stocks and shares have been unnecessarily difficult to buy using bitcoin, despite many brokers offering trades in both. However, trading platform WorldMarkets.io has just listed the entire Standard and Poor 100 stocks, to trade against bitcoin. Buy Stocks With Bitcoin: Rare As Hens Teeth Despite the seemingly natural cross-over […]

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Hublot Teases New ‘Blockchain Watch’ for Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary  

Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has opened pre-orders for its limited edition Big Bang watch commemorating Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. Hublot Will Only Accept Bitcoin Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Hublot has unveiled a special timepiece in collaboration with OS Limited (OSL) to commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. The new hand-assembled limited edition ‘Big Bang’ model is now […]

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