Kenyans Pay Local Restaurant Bitcoin for Meals and Classes on Cryptocurrency

Mount Kenya provides visitors with a picturesque appeal reminiscent of the ambiance in a world of utopia. Beyond the charm and aura lies a tech-savvy Kenyan restaurant that has incorporated cryptocurrencies for facilitating payment. Betty’s place...

Hedge Funder Accepting Bitcoin for his US$16 Million Manhattan Mansion

At current market prices, about 2,500 bitcoins are all you need to secure a prestigious address at 40 Riverside Drive in Manhattan. According to Bloomberg, the president of New York hedge fund R.G. Nierderhoffer Capital Management, Inc, Roy Niederhoffe...

Bitcoin Payment Processor BitPay Launches Stablecoin Settlement [Tether’s Not Invited]

Bitcoin payment processor BitPay has announced that merchants may now accept settlement in USD-pegged cryptocurrency “stablecoins” Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and USD Coin (USDC), providing them with the ability to denominate their operations in cryptocurrenc...

Hacker Zaps Coca-Cola VM to Accept Bitcoin via Lightning Network

A Brazillian computer programmer built a Coca-Cola vending machine that accepts bitcoin payments over the Lightning Network (LN). Bitcoin-Powered Coke Vending Machine Ricardo Reis described his feat in a Medium post on Oct. 2, in which he also mentione...

$2.5 Million: Binance Invests in Aussie Crypto Payments Startup to Push Adoption

Australian cryptocurrency payments startup Travelbybit has seen a cash injection of $2.5 million from a high-profile investor in Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. Crypto unicorn Binance is investing AUD $3.48 million (approx. USD$2....

A Heart Beat: China’s Oldest Tech Publication to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR), the oldest technology publication in China, has recently announced that it will soon accept Bitcoin on its platform. Starting 2019, BSTR will sell its yearly subscription at a price of 0.01 BTC, worth around $65. In an o...

Ripple-Hired Lobbying Firm Will Get Paid [Partially] in Cryptocurrency

A lobbying firm in America’s political capital that has been hired by cryptocurrency firms including Ripple will now get a certain portion of its fee paid in XRP. The Washington, D.C.-based Klein/Johnson Group has been contracted by the San Francisco-b...

Exclusive: BitPay Partners BTC.com, Brings Bitcoin Payment Protocol to a Million Users

Bitmain subsidiary BTC.com has become the latest bitcoin wallet provider to adopt the BIP70 transaction framework, enabling the company’s 1 million customers to send payments to businesses in cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay’s $1 billion merchan...

Exclusive: BitPay Partners BTC.com, Brings Bitcoin Payment Protocol to a Million Users

Bitmain subsidiary BTC.com has become the latest bitcoin wallet provider to adopt the BIP70 transaction framework, enabling the company’s 1 million customers to send payments to businesses in cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay’s $1 billion merchan...

UNICEF France Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations for Humanitarian Activities

Whatever one thinks of ‘babies are dying from lack of bitcoin’ comments attributed to a certain cryptocurrency evangelist, you are now no longer limited to fiat currencies if you want to assist needy children. This follows an announcement by UNICEF Fra...