Stripe To Enable Millions of Merchants To Convert Payments Into Bitcoin via OpenNode

Stripe, one of the largest payment processors in the world, just announced businesses will be able to convert any amount of payments into bitcoin. The functionality is available via a new app from Bitcoin Lightning Network infrastructure provider, OpenNode, on Stripe’s new app marketplace. Stripe simultaneously announced the launch of its app marketplace which allows … Read more

The Giving Block Launches First-Ever Bitcoin, Crypto Donations Fund For Miami Nonprofits

The Giving Block is partnering with Shift4 for a nonprofit donation campaign with the Miami Impact Index Fund. The campaign is called Caring With Crypto, and the CEO of Shift 4 will be personally matching the first $10 million in cryptocurrency donations. The fund allows donors to donate to all participating nonprofits in a single … Read more

Survey: Companies Accepting Bitcoin, Crypto Have Positive Impact On Their Image

CoinsPaid recently surveyed respondents from Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia on their outlook of companies accepting bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Over 50% of Brazilians, 38% of Argentinians, and 35% of Colombians view currencies like bitcoin being accepted by companies positively or think it could be the future of money. After the Brazilian Senate passed a regulatory bill … Read more

Using Bitcoin And Discreet Log Contracts To Facilitate Sports Betting

Chris Stewart is the CEO and cofounder of Suredbits, a bitcoin-settled derivatives platform. Discreet log contracts (DLCs) are a way to do peer-to-peer betting directly on Bitcoin. You can make these contracts contingent on an oracle’s attestation about a real-world event. This real-world event could be the winner of a presidential election, the BTC/USD price … Read more

Central African Republic To Launch Bitcoin, Crypto Hub

The Central African Republic (CAR), the second country in the world to adopt bitcoin as a legal currency after El Salvador, plans to develop a hub to attract cryptocurrency businesses and enthusiasts to the nation. The initiative, coined Sango, was started by the CAR National Assembly with support by President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, per a 24-page … Read more

Casa Helps Users Secure Their Bitcoin

Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To The Podcast Here: Jameson Lopp, one of the foremost experts in bitcoin security, joins Steven McClurg and C.J. Wilson on this week’s “Bitcoin Bottom Line” episode from an undisclosed location. Lopp is the cofounder and CTO of bitcoin security provider Casa. They kick off the episode discussing Lopp’s … Read more

One Of The Largest Real Estate Developers In Brazil Now Accepts Bitcoin

Brazilian real estate developer, Gafisa, is now accepting bitcoin as payment for real estate transactions. In order to bring bitcoin to its customers, Gafisa partnered with a cryptocurrency gateway provider known as Foxbit. Bitcoin improves real estate transactions by allowing quick and final settlement of transactions, low fees and removing intermediaries Gafisa, one of the … Read more

What Warren Buffett Gets Right About Bitcoin

Before I exited academia, I trained as a financial historian. I looked at balance sheets in dusty, old archives and I investigated what banks were doing in Victorian Britain; I ran fancy statistical analyses on 19th-century stock prices to see if they behaved like modern portfolio analysis suggests stock prices should; and I looked at … Read more

Japan’s Second Largest Bank To Launch Institutional Bitcoin, Crypto Custodial Services

Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Trust is launching a new company for institutional clients looking for custodial services for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The new company will be called Japan Digital Asset Trust and is a joint-venture with 85% ownership belonging to Bitbank, and 15% belonging to Mitsui Trust. The venture reportedly has $2.3 million of … Read more