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LA Kings Now Let Fans Verify Merchandise Using a Blockchain App

| Daniel Palmer

The U.S. ice hockey team has launched a blockchain-based app allowing fans to ensure their merchandise and memorabilia are the real deal.

Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie

| Leigh Cuen

Lingerie purchasing as a bitcoin use case is much less far-fetched than you might imagine.

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.

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.

Blockchain Water Purifier? New China Mobile Appliance Earns You Tokens

| Wolfie Zhao

A water purifier launched by China Mobile is connected to the internet of things and will reward usage with crypto tokens.

Sephora Shoppers Are Getting Their First Bitcoin Using Crypto Startup Lolli

| Leigh Cuen

Sephora has joined the list of retailers at which shoppers can earn bitcoin rewards via the Lolli app.

Bitcoin Mining Giant Holds Flash Sale to Celebrate Price ‘Bottom’

| Daniel Palmer

Bitcoin miner maker Canaan Creative has revealed it is temporarily cutting prices to "celebrate" bitcoin's recent price rise.

Canadian Jewelry Retailer Birks Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

| Yogita Khatri

Birks Group, one of the oldest luxury jewelry retailers in Canada, is now accepting bitcoin payments at eight of its stores.

Free Software Messiah Richard Stallman: We Can Do Better Than Bitcoin

| David Floyd

Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, is building a privacy-focused cryptographic payments system, but says it's not a…

What China’s Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

| Michael J Casey

China appears to have achieved the crypto community's dream of a new internet of value, without blockchain. But there's more than meets than eye here.