Category: Payments

Blockchain Firm Raises $4 Million From Draper’s VC Fund to Provide Uncensorable Domains

San Francisco-based blockchain domains firm Unstoppable Domains has secured $4 million in a funding round backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper, co-founder Brad Kam told Cointelegraph in an email on May 23. Following a $730,000 seed round led by investment firm Boost VC, Unstoppable Domains has carried out a Series […]

Coinbase Payment Processing Service Now Supports Circle’s USDC Stablecoin

Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that its cryptocurrency payment processor Coinbase Commerce now supports Circle’s stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) in a blog post on May 20. Per the announcement, Coinbase Commerce users can now accept USDC payments with no transaction fees. The announcement specifies that “unlike accepting credit […]

Ripple Escrow Reporting: Creative Accounting or Much Ado About Nothing?

On May 16, 2019, Coin Metrics released a report detailing discrepancies in Ripple’s escrow reporting system. The Blockchain analysis firm described these discrepancies as contradictions that required some explanation. As per usual, any story concerning Ripple is going to come in for some polarizing viewpoints, with strong opinions on both […]

Coinbase Now Lets Merchants Accept Payments in the USDC Stablecoin

Coinbase Commerce, the cryptocurrency exchange’s merchants payments offering, has added support for the dollar-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC). The development means businesses can now receive payments in USDC from customers “in minutes with zero transaction fees” and no chargebacks, Coinbase announced in a blog post on Monday. “Unlike accepting credit card […]

Blockchain Credit Union Consortium to Use R3’s Corda for Cross-Border Payments Product

CULedger, a blockchain consortium and credit union service organization (CUSO), has chosen enterprise software firm R3’s Corda blockchain to underpin its forthcoming cross-border payments product. The news was reported by fintech news outlet Finextra on May 21. As reported, CULedger joined the R3 global blockchain ecosystem in December 2018. The […]

Payments Platform BitPay Hints at Adding a Top Five Cryptocurrency

The blockchain payments platform BitPay has added a new member to help continue growing its business. In a May 7, 2019, press release, the company announced that Glen Braganza, formerly of WorldPay, would join BitPay’s operations as their Chief Financial Officer. Beyond that, Rolf Haag, head of BitPay’s business solutions, […]

Zulu Republic Launch Bot for Bitcoin and Altcoins Transaction on Whatsapp

Zulu Republic, an ecosystem of digital platforms powered by Ethereum, has launched its Lite.IM bot, to enable Whatsapp users to seamlessly send and receive bitcoin (BTC), litecoin (LTC) and its native ZTX altcoin on the go, according to a tweet on May 19, 2019. Zulu Fostering Bitcoin Adoption In a […]

Coin Metrics Report Highlights Discrepancies in Ripple’s Escrow System Reporting

Blockchain analysis company Coin Metrics has found discrepancies in blockchain payments network Ripple’s escrow system reporting, according to a May 16 report. Coin Metrics, which conducts analysis of various aspects of cryptocurrency tokens, investigated Ripple and discovered what it said were contradictions that required an explanation. “Coin Metrics found several […]