Payments

Brave Browser Adds Access to New Crypto Wallets

| William Foxley

Prior to the addition, Brave users could only place BATs in Uphold, a wallet Brave partnered with for BAT.

UK’s Pensions and Welfare Department Eyes DLT for Faster Payments

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. Department for Work and Pensions is investigating distributed ledger technology as a way to boost its payments systems.

Kakao Teases 2019 Launch of Crypto Wallet, Dapp Partners

| Daniel Palmer

Messaging app giant Kakao – which launched its own blockchain in June – has teased the release of a crypto wallet dubbed "Klip" later this year.

No Humans Required: Commerzbank Develops Blockchain Payments for Automated Trucks

| Daniel Palmer

Commerzbank has developed a blockchain-based solution it says allows automated trucks to pay for power charging with no human involvement.

Amazon Is Looking to Put Advertising Data on a Blockchain

| Ian Allison

Amazon is looking to hire a software engineer to integrate parts of its advertising business with a blockchain.

Walmart Wants to Patent a Stablecoin That Looks a Lot Like Facebook Libra

| Daniel Palmer

Retail giant Walmart has applied for a cryptocurrency patent that bears some similarities to the Libra token proposed by Facebook in mid-June.

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Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Gaining Traction in 2019

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning usage is growing steadily in 2019, with several startups now offering retail-friendly wallets.

SpankChain Launches Crypto Payments Service for Adult Content Providers

| Daniel Palmer

Adult industry-oriented blockchain project SpankChain has launched a crypto payments platform called, of course, SpankPay.

Airline’s Blockchain Ticketing Platform Sees $1 Million in July Sales

| Daniel Palmer

Russia's second largest airline is touting the benefits of blockchain after a ticketing platform it developed raked in over $1 million in a month.

Sony Co-Leads €13 Million Raise for Crypto Banking Startup Bitwala

| Daniel Palmer

Bitwala raised almost $14.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Sony Financial Ventures and NKB Group.