Payments

Crypto App, Debit Card 2Gether Adds Dash to Roster of 9 Tokens

| Anna Baydakova

2gether, a European payment app allowing users to spend crypto via a Visa debit card, is adding dash to its list of nine supported coins.

Breez Reveals Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Payments App for iPhone

| Daniel Kuhn

Now in beta for the iPhone, Breez's app harnesses lighting, Neutrino and atomic swaps to make bitcoin P2P payments feasible for daily transactions.

Two Startups Are Partnering to Enable Amazon Purchases with Ethereum

| Daniel Palmer

Two blockchain-focused startups are teaming up to enable Amazon purchases with ethereum via an app-like browser extension.

Visa Goes Live With Blockchain-Powered Business Payments Service

| Daniel Palmer

Visa's B2B Connect payments service, in part built with Hyperledger Fabric, has officially gone live.

rio

Ripple Kicks Off South America Expansion With Brazil Launch

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain payments company Ripple has launched in Brazil as the first stage of its planned expansion across South America.

Visa and App Provider LINE Pay to Use Blockchain in New Fintech Offerings

| Benedict Alibasa

Japanese app provider LINE Pay Corporation has inked a deal with Visa to create new fintech services for their retail and merchant customers.

Russian Retailer Dixy Using Ethereum Tech to Streamline Trade Finance

| Anna Baydakova

Grocery chain Dixy has partnered with a blockchain startup to greatly reduce the time it takes to pay suppliers

Encrypted Email Service Launches on Blockstack With Bitcoin Features

| Leigh Cuen

An Egyptian web firm is building Dmail on Blockstack to bring bitcoin-friendly privacy tech to the Middle East.

SBI Plans Launch of In-Store Payments With Ripple-Powered ‘Money Tap’ App

| Daniel Palmer

SBI Ripple Asia is live testing in-store payments using its Ripple xCurrent-powered Money Tap app before a full launch "this year."

Barclays Leads $5.5 Million Round for Blockchain Business Payments Startup

| Yogita Khatri

Barclays Bank has jointly led a $5.5 million Series A funding round for blockchain-based B2B payments startup Crowdz.