Competition among bitcoin retail apps is heating up, with the newly funded Fold App doubling down on lightning network experiments.
Online electronics and software retail giant Newegg has expanded bitcoin payments to nearly all of its served countries in partnership with BitPay.
Japanese app provider LINE Pay Corporation has inked a deal with Visa to create new fintech services for their retail and merchant customers.
Grocery chain Dixy has partnered with a blockchain startup to greatly reduce the time it takes to pay suppliers
SBI Ripple Asia is live testing in-store payments using its Ripple xCurrent-powered Money Tap app before a full launch "this year."
Coinbase Commerce, the crypto exchange's merchants payments offering, has added support for dollar-pegged stablecoin USD Coin.
Payments startup Flexa is using funds from a private token sale to make shopping with bitcoin at brick-and-mortar stores a reality.
Binance has unveiled a new platform in Australia that allows users to buy bitcoin with cash from 1,300-plus newsagents.
Avnet, one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components and services, is now accepting crypto payments through BitPay.
The Bitfury Group has partnered with business payments processor HadePay to bring lightning network-based bitcoin payments to merchants.