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Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet. Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.


BitPay partners with Refundo for income tax refunds in bitcoin (BTC)

BitPay, a leading blockchain payments provider, today announced Refundo, a provider of tax-related financial products, is making U.S. federal and state tax refunds available in bitcoin (BTC) directly to taxpayers through BitPay’s Payouts. Taxpayers can receive all…

Zebpay enables users to make Bitcoin Lightning Network payments

Zebpay, a bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it has launched its Lightning Network integration. As of now, Zebpay customers from around the world can use the BTC balances on their Zebpay wallet to make payments on…

GSR launches Bitcoin Accumulator Product

GSR, a company operating in algorithmic digital asset trading, this week announced that it has officially launched a Bitcoin Accumulator product. Accumulators are a form of financial derivative (or “structured”) product used in the traditional financial markets…

Iron Gate Wine to accept bitcoin for purchasing fine and rare vintage wine

IronGate.Wine, an on retailer of private, rare wine collections, today announced that they have completed testing and will immediately begin accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as payment methods for their extensive on inventory of vintage…

Bitwarden encrypted password manager service now accepts bitcoin

Bitwarden, an open-source password management service that stores sensitive information such as website credentials in an encrypted vault, has announced that Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are now accepted methods of payment for both Bitwarden premium…

Escrow My Bits bitcoin escrow service getting new ownership

Escrow My Bits, a full-fledged bitcoin escrow service offering 4 different types of escrow, has announced that the site will be transferred to new ownership. The transition marks the next phase in a journey that started …

Onfido partners with BitPay to power secure bitcoin payments

Onfido, a global identity verification platform, today announced a partnership with BitPay to accept payment in bitcoin. BitPay is also using Onfido’s technology to meet Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements and onboard new users to its platform swiftly and securely.

Blockstream venture with Digital Garage, Tokyo Tanshi to improve Japan’s bitcoin market

Today it was announced that Blockstream, a blockchain infrastructure technology company has entered a new joint venture called Crypto Garage, with Japanese blockchain company Digital Garage and financial company Tyo Tanshi. As part of the joint venture, Crypto…

Coinme launches service enabling consumers to buy bitcoin with cash at Coinstar kiosks

Coinme, a venture-backed blockchain financial services company, today launched a service that offers consumers the ability to buy bitcoin at Coinstar kiosks at select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington with plans to extend this offering to additional…

Ternary Intelligence and Uphold launch ‘Hedged Bitcoin’ investment strategy

Ternary Intelligence, a company engaged in computational moing of financial markets and digital money platform Uphold today launched Hedged Bitcoin, an investment strategy designed to allow investors to reap the rewards of an upward market, while also reducing the…

Is the Bitcoin Lightning Network ready for eCommerce?

If Bitcoin wants to become a broadly accepted payment method, it will have to overcome some of the flaws that make it unattractive for many commerce applications. One of its biggest problems is “transaction speed”, which pretty much precludes it from…

Crypto exchange company Huobi launches derivatives market

It was announced this week that Huobi Derivative Market (Huobi DM) has integrated with Huobi Global, a leading bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange. The launch will allow Huobi users to enjoy a seamless user experience and full accessibility…

Crypto exchange OKEx launches bitcoin (BTC) perpetual swap

OKEx, a Malta-based digital asset exchange, today announced the launch of a brand-new derivative product, a bitcoin-based perpetual swap. With the new addition, users of OKEx can now perform perpetual swap, futures contract, and spot trading with margin…

ICONLOOP’s blockchain-based Disease Prediction beta service launches

ICONLOOP, the Korean blockchain technology company has announced the launch of the ‘Lifelong Healthy Life’ service in beta version. ‘Lifelong Healthy Life’ is a disease prediction service running on top of the blockchain developed in collaboration with Kyobo Life Insurance…

Blockstream releases Liquid Network bitcoin sidechain full node and wallet

Blockstream, the blockchain technology and financial cryptography infrastructure provider today has announced the availability of the Liquid full node binaries and source code. Now any user can join the P2P Liquid Network by operating a full node, in order…