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GoCoin Partnership Brings Bitcoin Payment Option to More than 1,000 Businesses


International altcoin and Bitcoin payment processor GoCoin has formed a new partnership with Apriva, a major point-of-sale payment processing solutions company, to bring altcoin and Bitcoin payment options to Apriva’s more than 1,000 channel partners. GoCoin Partnership Brings Altcoin and Bitcoin Payment Option to More than 1,000 Companies Merchant acceptance is vital for the long-term growth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. ... Read More »

Apriva Partners with GoCoin to Offer Bitcoin and Altcoin Payments


International payments platform GoCoin has announced a technology partnership with point-of-sales (POS) service provider Apriva. Apriva’s Gateway connects payment devices, merchant acquirers and payment processors to deploy and manage wireless payments. The new deal will allow it to process payments in multiple digital currencies including bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin. Stacey Finley Tappin, Apriva’s senior vice president of sales and marketing communications for North America, ... Read More »

Black Market Cannabis Road Hacked, $100,000 in Bitcoin Lost


Cannabis Road is now offline after suffering from an attack that saw hackers abscond with 200 BTC or roughly $100,355 at press time. Users who attempt to access the online marketplace dedicated to cannabis products are now presented with a message from lead developer ‘Crypto’ detailing the attack and the potential paths forward for the development team. Crypto writes that ... Read More »

International Megabank Santander Commissions Study on Bitcoin


Global banking giant Santander has commissioned a study investigating the potential impact of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the banking sector. As the 43rd largest company in the world, the multinational megabank has branches on five continents and upwards of 180,000 employees. Santander’s study, titled Bitcoin’s Impact on Banks, is being run by insight network Yegii, which is now recruiting experts in the ... Read More »

BitGive Becomes First IRS Tax Exempt Bitcoin Charity


The BitGive Foundation announced today that it has become the first nonprofit bitcoin organization to achieve 501(c)(3) status, meaning the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially recognizes it as a charitable organisation in the US. This means that any gains made by the foundation will not be taxed, thus directing more money to its supported causes. BitGive executive director Connie Gallippi told ... Read More »

Crypto 2.0 Roundup: Bitcoin’s Revolution Moves Beyond Currency


Just when people were getting used to the idea that bitcoin might not be a boom-and-bust fad destined for failure, entirely new applications of the technology have joined digital currency on stage. Crypto 2.0 – also know as cryptography 2.0, decentralized applications, or, popularly, as bitcoin 2.0 – is the application of block chain or distributed ledger technology to things ... Read More »

Payza Introduces Bitcoin Buying Option in 190 Countries


Global online payment processor Payza has announced it is now offering customers in 190 countries the ability to buy bitcoin via bank transfer. Payza took to its official blog to reveal the news, though this formal announcement followed preliminary tweets from both Payza business development consultant Charlie Shrem and the London and Montreal-based company itself. Payza first detailed its plans in ... Read More »

Bullion Dealer Amagi Metals to Stop Accepting Fiat Currency


Precious metals and coin dealer Amagi Metals announced today it would stop accepting US dollars as a payment method at the end of 2016, saying it had “lost confidence” in the future value of the world’s most popular fiat currency. While several prominent retailers and dealers have joined the bitcoin ecosystem in 2014, and some businesses have always been exclusively ... Read More »

BTCTrip Now Accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin for Travel Bookings


Travel agency BTCTrip has officially expanded its payment offerings to include litecoin and dogecoin. The online flight and hotel booking service was one of the first in its industry to serve the bitcoin community, launching in June 2013 as a cryptocurrency-focused alternative to sites such as Expedia and Travelocity. Speaking to CoinDesk, BTCTrip founder and CEO Martin Fernandez said that he ... Read More »

US to Cooperate with Japan in Mt Gox Investigation


Pretty much everyone observing the Bitcoin space, whether a participant or a critic, is wondering what happened in the alleged Mt Gox hack. After months of silence from the US and Japanese authorities over that most thorny part of the Mt Gox saga, official cooperation has finally been sought from the Japanese authorities based on a bilateral treaty on mutual ... Read More »