Payments

The Next Big Ethereum Conference Will Run Almost Entirely on Blockchains

| Christine Kim

Everything from applications to attend ETHDenver to the processes for submitting, judging and voting on projects will be supported in some way…

SWIFT Chief Announces Trial DLT Integration With R3

| Ian Allison

Global banking payments network SWIFT says it plans a trial integration with DLT provider R3.

Swiss Startup to Produce ‘Banknotes’ for Marshall Islands’ Official Cryptocurrency

| Yogita Khatri

Swiss crypto wallet maker Tangem says the Marshall Islands has selected it to produce physical "notes" for its planned national digital currency.

Saudi Arabia, UAE Aim to Cut Payments Costs With Common Digital Currency

| Yogita Khatri

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are hoping a shared digital currency can cut remittance costs between the two countries.

Lawmakers Pitch New Crypto Tax Payments Bill in New Hampshire

| Nikhilesh De

A New Hampshire bill would require state agencies to accept cryptocurrency as payment for fees and taxes.

Bitfury Releases Merchant, Developer Tools for Bitcoin’s Lighting Network

| Christine Kim

Blockchain technology firm Bitfury has released a suite tools aimed to drive adoption of bitcoin’s lightning network.

Coinbase Adds Cross-Border Wire Transfers for Whales in Europe and Asia

| Nikhilesh De

Coinbase has launched cross-border wire transfers and expanded custody services for institutional customers in Asia, the U.K. and Europe.

BitPay Says It Processed Over $1 Billion in Crypto Payments Last Year

| Yogita Khatri

U.S.-based crypto payments processor BitPay says it processed over $1 billion-worth of transactions last year.

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

| Ian Allison

U.K. bank Barclays and startup Clearmatics will hold a hackathon next month to spur ideas for blockchain interoperability.

Bitwage Now Lets Firms Pay Salaried Staff in Crypto

| Zack Seward

A new product from Bitwage makes it easier to handle payroll taxes when paying employees in bitcoin or ether.