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Payment companies generally act as gateways between users of blockchain value-transfer systems and the broader economy, bridging national currencies and cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin payments service SpicePay shutting down

SpicePay, a bitcoin and blockchain payments service announced today that it will be closing its operation. No specific details were given for the decision, but the company mentioned that “due to regulatory issues we can no longer…

BitPay now offers settlement for Gemini Dollar and Circle CENTRE Coin

BitPay, a bitcoin and blockchain payments provider, today announced the option for merchants to receive settlement in Circle and the CENTRE USD//Coin (USDC) and the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), which are both stablecoins pegged to the US Dollar….

PlasmaPay launches new cryptocurrency payment system

Cryptocurrency payment system PlasmaPay, which called on apps to beta test in July, is now available in a full-fledged mode for all users. After a successful 3 months of beta testing, the system has officially launched. The…

Insurance Corporation of Barbados to utilize blockchain technology in partnership with Bitt

The Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd (ICBL) today announced an agreement with Bitt, the Caribbean digital payments company will deploy blockchain technology solutions for ICBL to boost efficiencies on behalf of customers. The partnership includes strengthened compliance…

Bug bounty security platform HackerOne now accepts bitcoin payments

HackerOne, a hacker-powered bug bounty security platform, today announced it will now accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash. HackerOne has implemented BitPay, a blockchain payments provider to process payments for clients worldwide. Founded in 2012, HackerOne works with brands like…

ZED Network partners with Interstellar for money transfer service on Stellar

Integrated global payments platform ZED has officially joined the Interstellar partner program and will provide a comprehensive “remittance-in-a-box” solution to Money Transfer Operators built on top of the Stellar Network.

Airfox partners with Brazilian retail giant on mobile blockchain financial services

Airfox today announced an exclusive partnership with Brazilian retail giant Via Varejo to extend its mobile financial services to 60 million Brazilian consumers across Via Varejo’s retail locations and e-commerce websites. Nearly 1,000 of Via Varejo’s Casa Bahia stores will…

UTRUST partners with Ethereum Classic dev team for ETC payments integration

Today cryptocurrency payment solution UTRUST announced that it has secured a partnership with the Ethereum Classic dev team. ETCDEV will collaborate with UTRUST to integrate ETC into the UTRUST platform, with the assistance from the Ethereum Classic Cooperative.

Wyre acquires Bitcoin smart contract derivatives platform Hedgy

Wyre, a blockchain money transfer company servicing OTC and cryptocurrency exchanges announced it has acquired Hedgy, a smart contract platform built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. Hedgy Co-founder and CEO Matt Slater, will be joining Wyre as…

CoinGate launches Bitcoin Lightning Network payments for merchants

Cryptocurrency payment gateway CoinGate today announced it has officially added Lightning Network payment processing for merchants. Lightning Network, a second-layer extension to the Bitcoin protocol, aims to resolve issues of Bitcoin scalability and make transactions much faster…

FuzeX partners with Dash for cryptocurrency payment card

FuzeX, a real-time cryptocurrency payment card project today announced it has signed a partnership with Dash. Through this partnership, both companies aim to expand the use of cryptocurrency by giving people a new way to spend Dash….

Gobbill partners with Cointree to enable bill payments with cryptocurrency

Bill payment AI-automation company Gobbill, today announced a new partnership with cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet company Cointree, enabling users to pay bills with cryptocurrency. The connection will allow users from both platforms to pay household bills…

Wyre expands API to drive compliance and liquidity for crypto exchanges and applications

Wyre, a blockchain money transfer company servicing reputable OTC trade desks, crypto exchanges, and brokerage services, today announced the company’s focus to drive liquidity to decentralized exchanges and to help cryptocurrency applications to interact with the traditional…

Ethos partners with Simplex to integrate fiat gateway for cryptocurrency wallet

Ethos, the blockchain ecosystem with universal cryptocurrency wallet today announced integration with Simplex, an instant fiat purchase service enabling bitcoin and altcoin purchases with credit and debit cards. This integration will mean that Ethos customers will soon…

MakerDAO and Wyre partner to provide access to Dai Stablecoin in over 30 countries

MakerDAO, the creator of Dai, a decentralized stablecoin based on the Ethereum blockchain, and Wyre, a blockchain money transfer company operating a regulated global payment infrastructure, today announced the availability of fast and compliant conversion of fiat currencies…