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Jack Mallers' Bitcoin payments app Strike extends global expansion with U.K. launch. (Frederick Munawa/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Payments App Strike Enters UK as Global Expansion Rolls Out
The payments firm now operates in over 100 countries and territories globally.
Jack Mallers' Bitcoin payments app Strike extends global expansion with U.K. launch. (Frederick Munawa/CoinDesk)

El Dorado co-founders Guillermo Goncalvez and Juan Carlos Andreu (El Dorado)
Multicoin, Coinbase Ventures Invest in Latin American Stablecoin-Powered SuperApp El Dorado
Stablecoin adoption is soaring in the region as many people turn to the crypto tokens as a shield against currency devaluation and cheap remittances.
El Dorado co-founders Guillermo Goncalvez and Juan Carlos Andreu (El Dorado)

Stripe co-founder and President John Collison said, "crypto is finding real utility," in a keynote on Thursday. (Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images)
Stripe Brings Back Crypto Payments Via USDC Stablecoin
The payments firm stopped taking crypto payments in 2018 due to bitcoin’s high volatility.
Stripe co-founder and President John Collison said, "crypto is finding real utility," in a keynote on Thursday. (Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images)

(Sam Kessler/CoinDesk)
Stablecoins Are Seeing Adoption as a Cross-Border Settlement Mechanism: Bernstein
Solana is leading the field in blockchain payments, but the network has scalability issues, the report said.
(Sam Kessler/CoinDesk)

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BCB Group Moves Custody of Digital Asset Operations to Metaco’s Platform
The move will allow the crypto payments firm to consolidate its custody technology.
Custody (Autumn_ schroe/Unsplash)

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With Mastercard, MetaMask Tests First Blockchain-Powered Payment Card
Issued by Baanx, the card would let users spend their crypto "on everyday purchases, everywhere cards are accepted," according to marketing materials CoinDesk reviewed.
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close up of Mastercard logo and hologram on a payment card
Mastercard’s Latest Crypto Loyalty Scheme Aims to Plug Google Pay Gaps
Mastercard is working with emerging markets-focused mobile payments app Swoo Pay to offer loyalty rewards in cryptocurrency.
close up of Mastercard logo and hologram on a payment card

Oobit's payment app includes a tap-and-pay feature. (Christiann Koepke/Unsplash)
Crypto Payments App Oobit Raises $25M in Series A Funding Round Led by Tether
The round also included participation from Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder of Solana.
Oobit's payment app includes a tap-and-pay feature. (Christiann Koepke/Unsplash)

Coinbase has introduced a new feature that lets users send money via a link sent through messaging apps. (Alpha Photo/Flickr)
Coinbase Adds Message-Based Crypto Payments to Its Decentralized Wallet
The new feature comes at a time of growing positive sentiment in the crypto market after over a year of pain for industry participants.
Coinbase has introduced a new feature that lets users send money via a link sent through messaging apps. (Alpha Photo/Flickr)

Strike CEO Jack Mallers speaking at the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami Beach, Florida (Frederick Munawa)
Strike Rolls Out Bitcoin Purchases To Users Globally
The Bitcoin app company is also partnering with Bitrefill to allow customers to pay for goods via the Lightning Network.
Strike CEO Jack Mallers speaking at the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami Beach, Florida (Frederick Munawa)