Due to crypto-payment start-up Moon, application of Bitcoin payment on the Lightning Network has been enabled. Starting from April 24, payments can be made on Amazon using the crypto application.
Rakuten, the leading Japanese e-commerce giant, has partnered with Techrock, blockchain-based supply chain and e-commerce company, in an initiative to bring verifiably authentic Japanese consumer goods to the Chinese market.
In a push towards greater crypto adoption, Coinbase’s Visa debit card will allow users to make in-store and online purchases by converting crypto to fiat instantly.
Now Filipinos can receive and hold international money transfers initiated from Western Union’s digital network in more than 60 countries and retail network in more 200 countries and territories.
RationalFX, a foreign exchange United Kingdom-based firm, has recently tied up with Ripple to use its xCurrent, sending XRP price 13 percent higher.
XRPL Labs, a startup backed by Ripple, wants to make the process of accepting XRP easier for merchants as a mainstream option. The company has designed a payments app that will act as the transition that they need as a point-of-sale system.
With Bitrefill, owners of cryptos may also spend their coins on Airbnb, and such brands as IKEA, Netflix, Nike, REI, GameStop, Petco, as well as on e-commerce portals including eBay, Amazon, Hotels.com, and Steam.
McDonald’s is going to acquire Israel’s Dynamic Yield to apply its algorithmically driven decision logic technology to its drive-thru menus.
Apple ultimately plans a major disruption in the financial sector by introducing its new Apple Card that comes with interesting new features and machine learning smarts. However, it seems that Apple could have done much more.
It was expected that Apple’s Special Event would lead to sales increase and jump of shares’ price, but the effect was converse. The price decreased by 2 percent to $187,37 per share.