Use Cases & Verticals

Low-Cost Cell Service RingPlus Accepts Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin

| Stan Higgins

Wireless provider RingPlus is the first US-based telecom to offer digital currency support.

Sandman Hotel Group Now Accepts Bitcoin Reservations

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

The Vancouver-based group claims to be the first hospitality company to accept bitcoin in Canada.

CheapAir Tops $1.5 Million in Total Bitcoin Sales

| Pete Rizzo

CEO Jeff Klee speaks to CoinDesk about the company's bitcoin sales success, the arrival of Expedia, and more.

Online learning

Online Education Platform Skilljar Embraces Bitcoin

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

The company specialises in enabling third parties to deliver online training courses and has now started accepting bitcoin payments.

Trucoin Opens MasterCard, Visa Bitcoin Buying Services in US

| Pete Rizzo

Trucoin has officially opened its bitcoin buying service to US consumers in eight states.

Online gambling

Online Gambling Payments Pioneer NETELLER Snubs Bitcoin

| Stan Higgins

The Isle-of-Man-based firm has barred transactions related to 'virtual currencies' in revisions to its customer agreement.

First ‘Live’ Bitcoin Exchange Opens in Vietnam

| Jon Southurst

Open-order exchange VBTC launched in Ho Chi Minh City recently, saying bitcoin's economic benefits outweigh the authorities' concerns.

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BitPay or Coinbase? Shopify Now Lets Merchants Choose

| Pete Rizzo

Online commerce platform specialist Shopify is now offering Coinbase integration to its merchants.

ING: Future Bitcoin Protocol Should Include Central Bank Functions

| Pete Rizzo

ING Bank has issued a new video assessment of bitcoin that suggests how it can be improved.

Car Marketplace Beepi: Accepting Bitcoin Was ‘Logical’ Step

| Kadhim Shubber

The peer-to-peer used-car marketplace has started to accept bitcoin payments and will hold onto its cryptocurrency.