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Payments News: Alipay Says ‘No’ To Crypto

Today in the payments news roundup, Alipay says it will ban bitcoin and digital currency-related transactions. Also, Shopify has rolled out a gig marketplace...

Finastra Taps Ripple For Blockchain Payments

Real-time currency exchange and remittance network Ripple has teamed up with Finastra to allow banking customers to access RippleNet, its worldwide blockchain payments network. Ripple...

Ohio Halts Bitcoin Business Tax Payments

The state of Ohio has decided to end its support for bitcoin tax payments, state Treasurer Robert Sprague announced this week. In a statement published...
Santander brings blockchain payments to Madrid's buses

Santander brings blockchain payments to Madrid’s buses

Soon travelers in Madrid will be able to pay for their public transport using a single unified digital payment system, powered by blockchain. In...

BitPay Set to Support Payments From Ethereum Blockchain

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced last week it is set to support payments from the Ethereum Blockchain. Through this support, BitPay users will be...

Payments Company Square’s Crypto Division Awards $100,000 Grant to BTCPay Foundation

San Francisco-based payments technology firm Square’s Crypto division is giving the first of what will be a series of grants to the BTCPay Foundation,...
SegWit transactions now make up over 50% of Bitcoin payments

SegWit transactions now make up over 50% of Bitcoin payments

The percentage of Bitcoin transactions using Segregated Witness (SegWit)—which makes bitcoin transactions faster and cheaper—has hit an all-time high of 50.5 percent. The opt-in...

PumaPay Adds Dash Payments For 36 Adult Entertainment Giants Including Pornhub

PumaPay, a cryptocurrency payments merchant solution and mobile wallet app also claiming to be the first company to offer a blockchain-based recurring payment...

Baton Systems raises $12 million for blockchain-inspired bank payments infrastructure

Baton Systems, a  three-year-old Fremont, California-based provider of bank-to-bank payments infrastructure modeled on blockchain technology, today announced that it’s raised $12 million in series...

Pundi X Teams Up With Traki to Enable Crypto Payments in Venezuela Stores

Singapore-based Pundi X announced on Thursday it is teaming up with department store chain Traki to enable crypto payments in its stores across Venezuela....

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