While Ripple has denied any short-term partnerships with Alibaba – a deal between the two firms could be in both companies' best interests.
Bitcoin's much-anticipated Lightning Network is now compatible with seven payment networks, thanks to new code from Ripple and Bitfury.
Department store chain Marui has become the latest mainstream retailer in Japan to accept bitcoin payments, starting with a trial in a Tokyo store.
New rules in Europe aim to change the payments landscape – in the process, they could also boost blockchain development.
A new patent application from Mastercard suggests the company is exploring ways to build refund-capable services for cryptocurrency users.
Abra users can now buy bitcoin with American Express credit cards, a move that diversifies its available payment options.
The UK’s central bank has released new details about a proof-of-concept it has developed in partnership with distributed ledger startup Ripple.
POSaBIT, a Seattle-based digital currency payments startup with a focus on serving legal cannabis outlets, has raised $1.5m in funding.
Two private preschools in New York City now allow parents to pay for tuition with bitcoin, ether and litecoin.
The National Bank of Cambodia has said it will continue to develop interbank payment solutions using blockchain tech.