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Bitcoin Missing Out as UK Retailers Move Away From Cash

UK retailers are exploring alternative payment options and moving away from traditional cash payments due to relatively high costs, according to a new survey compiled by payments provider Sage Pay. The company's research reveals that UK retailers now spend a whopping £17.8bn (almost $30bn) a....

Designer DOGE: Gucci To Accept Dogecoin Payments In Retail Stores

Luxury clothing designer brand Gucci has announced that it will soon begin accepting Dogecoin payments in its retail stores. Dogecoin has been a formidable contender when it comes to the payments space due to it having not only a very large supporter base but also being a cryptocurrency with....

Venezuela to Slash Six Zeros From Its Currency to Facilitate Payments

The government of Venezuela is considering a new redenomination of its fiat currency. The proposal that is under study would cut six zeroes from the inflation-affected Bolivar. This would aid companies in processing taxes and provider payments that are absurdly complex with today’s....

Newegg To Start Accepting Shiba Inu Payments Soon

Online retail giant Newegg has announced on Twitter that Shiba Inu payments are “coming soon” to the platform. Newegg Set To Add Shiba Inu Payment Option Soon The retail website announced on its official Twitter a couple of days back that the memecoin SHIB is coming to the platform.....

Billion Dollar Mexican Retail Company Famsa Accepts Bitcoin

Grupo Famsa, one of the largest household appliance-, electronic products- and consumer products-focused retail company in Mexico has begun accepting bitcoin payments with a partnership with BitPay, a leading bitcoin payment processor. Mexican bitcoin exchange Bitso shared the news on its....

The Impact of Instant SEPA Transfers on European Bitcoin Exchanges

A few days ago, the European Central Bank announced how instant payments will become possible throughout all of Europe by November 2017. To make this idea become a reality, the Euro Retail Payments Board will partner with the European Payments Council to create a scheme enabling instant payments....

FCA Bans Sale of Cryptoderivatives to Retail Consumers in UK

The FCA has published final rules banning the sale of derivatives and exchange traded notes (ETNs) that reference certain types of cryptoassets to retail consumers. The FCA said it considers these products to be ill-suited for retail consumers due to the harm they pose, asserting these products....

Retail Traders Pile On Shorts, Is This The Bitcoin Bottom?

Bitcoin has recently fallen below a $32,000 critical hold point and in response, retail investors have taken this as an opportunity to make money from the falling bitcoin price. So far, retail investors have started loading up on shorts, an incredibly bearish metric for the market. Retail....

Croatia’s Largest Supermarket Chain Rolls Out Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin has spread its wings far and wide and no nation has been left out. All around the globe, there is bitcoin adoption going on, both as a payment method as well as an investment option. The latest company to implement bitcoin as a method is Croatian supermarket giant, Konzum. The move was....

Pay with a PIN on Pinn Platform

The payment processing start-up, Pinn has topped the retail segment of the recently concluded Plug and Play accelerator cohort demo day. Founded by Will Summerlin and Nick Auriana with Kyle Crews as a lead engineer, the company enables bitcoin and fiat payments for merchants. Pinn's unique point....

French Retail Chain Monoprix to Accept Bitcoin Payments This Year

Major French retail chain Monoprix is making plans to start accepting bitcoin payments on its merchant website this year, according to the company's director of e-commerce, Patrick Oualid. Oualid made his comments in an interview published yesterday (8th April) on French news site JDN. When....

Ripple To Launch XRP Powered On-Demand Liquidity Solution In Lithuania

Ripple, an American FinTech firm, and FINCI, a Lithuanian FinTech firm, have partnered up to make retail remittances and B2B payments faster and more affordable. This is done through RippleNet’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL), which uses XRP for cross-border payments that are crypto-enabled.....

Pinn Wins Top Prize for Hands-Free Bitcoin Payments App

Payments startup Pinn placed first in the retail category at Plug and Play demo day last week for a unique point-of-sale (POS) solution that enables bitcoin and fiat payments without the need for a smartphone or wallet. The accelerator featured a number of bitcoin and blockchain startups in its....

What Does Future Hold for Apple Pay?

Apple recently announced that it is going to extend its Apple Pay service to United Kingdom. Apple Pay is a mobile wallet and payment system launched late last year. In spite of the usual Apple's way of presenting things along with relevant technical components, enabling contactless and in app....

Bullish or bearish? PayPal hosts $242M in crypto trading over 24 hours

Daily crypto volume on payments giant PayPal have surged to record highs above $240 million. Global payments provider PayPal has doubled its previous crypto volume record, with $242 million worth of digital assets changing hands on the platform during Jan. 11.According to crypto market data....

PayPal Here Chip Card Reader Takes Swipe at Bitcoin?

Online payments giant PayPal recently launched a new product called PayPal Here Chip Card Reader which allows merchants to accept various forms of digital payment such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, and EMV-enabled cards. It is available for US retailers, in-store merchants, and customers. The....