Coinbase NFT launches beta, AMC Theatres rolls out SHIB and DOGE payments, and Blockchain.com eyes IPO: Hodler’s Digest, April 17-23

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week AMC Theatres mobile app accepts Dogecoin, Shiba Inu and more […]

UAE Grocery Delivery Service Accepts Crypto Payments

YallaMarket, a grocery delivery platform in the UAE, announced Wednesday that they now accept crypto payments for customer orders. While some governments evade the possibility of adopting metaverse and cryptocurrency, UAE has been an open city for crypto.  The mass and global adoption of cryptocurrencies as payments is happening not just in Dubai but the […]

Bitcoin Lightning Better For Payments, Morgan Stanley Says

U.S. bank Morgan Stanley published a report on Bitcoin and its second-layer payment solution Lightning Network. This BTC-based use case enables users to settle transactions in an instant, and records a 410% year-over-year growth, according to Arcane Research. Related Reading | Strike To Integrate Bitcoin Lightning With Shopify: Why It Matters This suggests that people are […]

Russia should use crypto for payments with Africa, commerce exec says

An executive at Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the government to conduct cross-border settlements in cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDC). Chamber president Sergei Katyrin sent a letter to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, providing a set of proposals for developing cooperation with African countries, the local state-backed publication TASS […]

A16z Leads $4M Seed Round for Web 3 Recurring Payments Startup

A_capital, Alchemy Ventures, CoinList and angel investors including Lauren Stephanian, Pantera’s Paul Veradittakit, Imran Khan and Nansen’s Alex Svanevik participated in the round, a press release said. Loop incubated with Archetype, according to Steinman. Source link

Philippines’ fintech achieves unicorn status after embracing crypto payments

Voyager Innovations, the firm behind the Philippines’ top digital payments app Paymaya, has announced it has achieved unicorn status after a recent round of funding, surpassing a $1 billion valuation.  Voyager Innovation announced Tuesday that the new $210 million capital boosted its valuation to $1.4 billion. The company highlighted that the new funds will be […]

High Praise For Strike As Bitcoin Lightning Integration Expands Payments Frontier

The Bitcoin conference in Miami has come with a number of remarkable announcements. These have all been towards propelling the digital asset forward in terms of adoption and its utility as a mode of payment. Most notable of these recent announcements however have been that of payment processor Strike. CEO Jack Mallers announced in Miami […]

Shopify Bitcoin payments integration triggers legal questions from the community

Following the announced integration of the payment app Strike with e-commerce platform Shopify to accept Bitcoin (BTC) through the Lightning Network, the crypto community raised concerns over the legal implications of the move.  Crypto researcher Matt Ahlborg believes that the event is a very significant development for BTC as it allows the offloading of BTC […]