Cryptocurrency Payments for Electricity Bills: Looking Ahead

This week, the energy arm of ConsenSys spinoff Grid+ angled toward cryptocurrency payments for electricity in two of Texas’s largest electric delivery service areas. Zooming out, the modest step forward forebodes a future where second-layer blockchain scaling solutions and smart contracts may drive real-time payment settlements in energy markets and beyond.  […]

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Bitcoin for Buskers – a Case Study in Micro-Transactions

Heavy footfall, the call to action, a pay what you want strategy for instant payments accepted worldwide. Here’s why cryptocurrency could soon become the buskers’ preferred virtual hat. Picture the Scene It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re doing some browsing at a local market. You’ve just got yourself some tasty tacos from […]

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Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies are setting its trend in the real estate platform!

Bitcoin transactions are being considered as the best payment method by the real estate industry recently. According to a Wall Street Journal, Claudio Guazzoni de Zanett, a hedge fund manager has put one of his townhomes on the market for $45 million in cryptocurrencies which value around $30 million USD. […]

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Reddit Halts Bitcoin Payments After Coinbase Commerce Bugs

Reddit says it is taking the move due to upcoming changes at Coinbase and the bug that is affecting some users. It will consider a demand for Bitcoin payments before deciding whether to re-enable the feature. Reddit, which has been accepting Bitcoin payments, has halted Bitcoin payments for its Gold […]

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Germany’s Tourism Board Accepts Bitcoin Payments

The German National Tourism Board has announced that it accepts cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for its services. The organization promotes German travel destinations with offices in 32 countries around the world. GNTB also intends to implement blockchain technologies in its finances. “We want to be a global innovation driver in […]

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Goldman Sachs-backed Circle Buys Poloniex Cryptocurrency Exchange for $400M

Circle, the peer-to-peer payment services startup, has reportedly bought exchange Poloniex for $400 million. Job Done Between Circle And Polo According to Fortune editor Robert Hackett who leaked the news in advance, an official statement will follow Monday. The takeover means a cryptocurrency exchange is now under direct ownership of […]

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