Virtual Currency 101 for Retailers

Virtual Currency 101 for Retailers

The basics of virtual currency and what retailers need to know to accept virtual-currency payments.

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How entrepreneurs can use blockchain, IoT for good

How entrepreneurs can use blockchain, IoT for good

It appears that many businesses are doing all they can to become more socially responsible. Blockchain technology can help companies report on their sustainable development goals, as well as their carbon disclosure with added accuracy and reliability.

Blockchain addresses diamond transparency

Blockchain addresses diamond transparency

One blockchain solution aims to address the need for transparency in the diamond industry by tracking the precious metal from mine to market.

Will the blockchain revolutionize outdoor advertising?

Will the blockchain revolutionize outdoor advertising?

Blockchain, blockchain, blockchain...the word is almost inescapable in today's media frenzied world. The technology has the capability to bring enormous changes to the way global business is conducted, but how will it affect outdoor advertising?

Blockchain startup aims to help companies unlock unused assets

Blockchain startup aims to help companies unlock unused assets

Sweetbridge aims to improve the way that companies do business by increasing the amount of working capital and available resources, promoting fair and moral practices, and encouraging economic participants to act responsibly.

Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

The winter of 2018 is behind us and spring has arrived. Readers of Blockchain Tech News weren't napping through Q1, though. They devoured stories on quantum computing, the role of blockchain in financial services and digital signage, and a KYC-AML use case.

Webinar addresses bitcoin, blockchain confusion

Webinar addresses bitcoin, blockchain confusion

Professionals in the technology or banking industries will have heard about bitcoin and blockchain by now. But they might not understand the distinction between the two. A recent webinar explained the difference — and outlined the likely future of each technology.

Blockchain's authentication dilemma

Blockchain's authentication dilemma

Large corporations such as IBM and Walmart are developing blockchain solutions that solve many issues with fraud. But, the blockchain is not a perfect tool, and without multifactor authentication, it is vulnerable to attacks.

The acceptance dilemma of bitcoin and mobile payments

The acceptance dilemma of bitcoin and mobile payments

Bitcoin and mobile wallets have the same issue essentially. While they are interesting tools, customers don't see a reason why they need to use them.

The bitcoin solution to cannabis payments

The bitcoin solution to cannabis payments

Marijuana is now legal in several states, but financial institutions currently do not allow their credit or debit cards to be used for purchasing cannabis. Thus, kiosk manufacturers are turning towards cash management solutions and bitcoin to provide secure payments for cannabis retailers.

Are bitcoin ATMs the solution to mainstream acceptance?

Are bitcoin ATMs the solution to mainstream acceptance?

Widespread uptake of bitcoin still sits off on the horizon, but some think that bitcoin ATMs could pave the road to Main Street.

What's on the horizon for the bitcoin ATM?

What's on the horizon for the bitcoin ATM?

"I anticipate significant developments in the use of bitcoin as well as the bitcoin ATM industry during the next three to five years," says Sam Ditzion of Tremont Capital Group.

Execs from Overstock.com, Massachusetts Division of Banks headline speaker lineup for Virtual Currency Today Summit

Execs from Overstock.com, Massachusetts Division of Banks headline speaker lineup for Virtual Currency Today Summit

Conference, held April 29 in Boston, will explore the growing trend of consumers using bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a method of payment.

Are you prepared for virtual-currency's effect on accounting, business practices?

Are you prepared for virtual-currency's effect on accounting, business practices?

Most small and midsized companies are not ready, reports Software Advice; nor are major accounting-software suppliers taking bitcoin seriously.

Lawsky announces changes to proposed bitcoin regulations

Lawsky announces changes to proposed bitcoin regulations

"In a new area like this, with very complex issues, it's very important for regulators to listen and see where the regulations makes sense -- and course-correct where necessary."

Accepting virtual currency: the basics for brick-and-mortar retailers

Accepting virtual currency: the basics for brick-and-mortar retailers

Stand-alone vs POS systems, deciding on when to convert bitcoin into fiat, and more.

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By integrating the acceptance of virtual currencies into their shops, retailers ensure that they're not turning away business from forward-thinking spenders. As major retailers add to their acceptance of virtual currencies, we'll report on it here.

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