Centra Tech retains CTO to oversee debit card product development, deployment

Centra Tech has announced the hiring of Chief Financial Officer Steve Sykes.

Bitcoin online retail acceptance drops

Bitcoin is now accepted at only three of the top 500 online merchants, down from five from last year, according to a report by Bloomberg. Retailers might be turning down bitcoin due to scaling challenges and slow and costly transactions;...

Russian billionaire, Waves blockchain help growing companies

Billionaire businessman and Russian ombudsman Boris Titiov is helping startups, entrepreneurs and growing companies through an initiative called "People of Growth" on the Waves blockchain platform. "We're really happy to sign this agreement with Boris," Waves CEO Sasha Ivanov said...

OwlTing incorporates blockchain technology

OwlTing, an e-commerce company in Taiwan that specializes in sourcing food from local farmers, has upgraded its supply chain infrastructure to include blockchain technologies, according to a press release. The company's new "OwlChain" Ethereum-based platform was built by the fintech...

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance grows member base

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has added 86 companies to its membership roster with more to come, according to a press release. "The enthusiasm around EEA is remarkable," Julio Faura, chairman of EEA and head of blockchain R&D at Santander, said in...

Wipro Ltd. announces new blockchain solutions

Wipro Ltd. has released nine blockchain-based solutions for various industries, including manufacturing, retail, consumer goods and the BFSI, according to a release. "Our approach to blockchain is innovation-led, powered by our industry-acknowledged advisory and consulting capability and a strong [center...

BitAccess enables Canadian retailers to sell bitcoin

The company has officially launched its service to enable Canadian retailers to sell bitcoin to their customers.

Overstock CEO and bitcoin advocate takes medical leave

Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock, announced his leave of absence for medical reasons. Overstock was the first major online retailer to accept bitcoin payments.

Bitcoin ATMs arrive in San Francisco

Coinsource announced it has deployed a GenesisCoin bitcoin ATM at Mission Groceries in San Francisco. This is the third bitcoin ATM in the city and is the only one open for service seven days a week.

South African online marketplace now accepts bitcoin

South African online marketplace bidorbuy announced it will now accept bitcoin payments.

All Things Bitcoin offers 'crypto swag' for enthusiasts

All Things Bitcoin is a new online store that offers bitcoin-themed T-shirts, posters, mugs and other memorabilia.

Canadian retailers now sell bitcoin vouchers

Bitcoin startup BitAccess has announced a new service that allows customers to purchase bitcoins directly from retailers.

Thieves commit first bitcoin ATM robbery

Two thieves in Atlanta recently stole a bitcoin ATM in what is believed to be the first bitcoin ATM robbery.

US bitcoin company expands to Singapore retailers

U.S. based bitcoin company Coinbase has expanded to Singapore retailers to offer buy and sell operations.

Digital gifting platform integrates bitcoin into rewards catalog

Digital gifting platform Ifeelgoods recently announced a partnership with bitcoin payment processor Snapcard to integrate bitcoin into its rewards catalog.

Gift cards to be integrated into the blockchain

Online gift card platform Gyft has partnered with blockchain infrastructure provider Chain to create blockchain-powered gift cards.

Coinzone debuts in Czech Republic

Merchants are able to accept bitcoin mobile payments through Android and iOS apps, and the Coinzone platform features easy-to-install plugins for dozens of popular e-commerce platforms.

Bitcoin fair hosted in Atlanta

The Bitcoin Consumer Fair will be hosted in Atlanta on the weekend of April 18, 2015. The Fair is part of a larger initiative to make Atlanta more bitcoin friendly.

Bitnet powers Rakuten's bitcoin acceptance

Bitnet said that benefits to merchants include guaranteed payment, instant global reach with no cross-border fees, no price volatility, and no fraud risk or chargebacks.

Japanese ISP Rakuten adds bitcoin acceptance

The company will integrate Bitnet's payment processing platform on a number of its marketplaces.

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