Merchants

Payments Firm Wirex Launching 26 Stablecoins on the Stellar Blockchain

| Yogita Khatri

U.K.-licensed payments platform Wirex is launching 26 fiat-backed stablecoins on the Stellar blockchain network.

Nestle, Carrefour Team Up to Feed Consumers Data With IBM Blockchain

| Yogita Khatri

Swiss food giant Nestle and French retailer Carrefour are now letting consumers access product data via IBM's Food Trust platform.

‘Crypto Stripe’ Flexa Raises $14 Million So You Can Buy Coffee With Bitcoin

| Leigh Cuen

Payments startup Flexa is using funds from a private token sale to make shopping with bitcoin at brick-and-mortar stores a reality.

PayPal Makes Its First-Ever Investment in a Blockchain Startup

| Ian Allison

Online payments giant PayPal has taken a stake in Cambridge Blockchain – its first investment in the blockchain space.

Bitrefill Now Lets You Pay for Airbnb Rentals With 5 Cryptocurrencies

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency gift card provider Bitrefill has added a service allowing users to book Airbnb rentals with bitcoin, ether and more.

Marco Polo Blockchain Built on R3’s Corda Sees First Live Trades

| Marc Hochstein

The first real transactions have been conducted on Marco Polo, a trade finance blockchain built on R3's Corda platform.

Amazon-Owned Twitch Removes Crypto Payments for Subscriptions

| Yogita Khatri

Amazon-owned live streaming video platform Twitch.tv has reportedly removed its cryptocurrency payment option for subscriptions.

UPS Targets B2B Sales With New Blockchain E-Commerce Platform

| Diana Aguilar

U.S.-based shipping giant UPS has announced a new blockchain integration aimed to bring business-to-business sales into the digital age.

Overstock’s tZERO Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Trading App This June

| Anna Baydakova

tZERO plans to launch its own mobile trading app for buying and selling bitcoin and, possibly, ether.

Square Is Hiring New Crypto Engineers — And It Wants to Pay Them in Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

Payments startup Square wants to bring on crypto-focused engineers and designers, and may pay them in bitcoin.