Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’ Bitcoinist: In August 2017, you posted one of the most […]

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Square’s Debut of Payment Terminal Triggers Fresh Bitcoin Acceptance Rumors

Consumer and merchant payment network Square Inc. unveiled a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal October 19 in a move which sparked excitement about possible Bitcoin integration. Bitcoin PoS Next For Square? Unveiled on social media and in an interview with tech outlet Nerdist, Square’s device is designed as a standalone solution for merchants wishing to accept card […]

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BitPay-Pal? BitPay Introduces Settlement in USD-Pegged Stablecoins

BitPay, purportedly the largest blockchain payments provider, will allow merchants to accept settlements in USD-pegged stablecoins. Gemini Dollar and USD Coin Get the Green Light The leading blockchain payments provider BitPay announced that it will allow merchants to receive settlement in USD-backed stablecoins, namely the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Circle’s USD Coin (USDC). Up until […]

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It ‘Doesn’t Work’: Cryptocurrency Community Tells airBaltic To Ditch BitPay

BHB Network CEO Giacomo Zucco publicly urged Latvian airline airBaltic to replace BitPay as its Bitcoin payment processor September 5, claiming the company’s product “doesn’t work.” Zucco to airBaltic: Go Open Source In a tweet, Zucco — who has become known for his support of open source alternatives to overly-centralized services both within cryptocurrency and […]

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