Payments & Commerce

The latest news in Payments & Commerce industries.

Lightning Users Can Now Shop with Bitcoin on Amazon
April 23rd, 2019

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 and Techrock Partner for Anti-Counterfeit Blockchain-Based Solution
April 18th, 2019

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.

Coinbase Rolls Out Crypto-to-Fiat Visa Debit Card for UK and EU Customers
April 11th, 2019

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.

Western Union Teams Up Digital Wallet for Enhanced Cross-Border Transfers
April 9th, 2019

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 Uses Ripple’s xCurrent for Payments to Over 200 Destinations
April 5th, 2019

RationalFX, a foreign exchange United Kingdom-based firm, has recently tied up with Ripple to use its xCurrent, sending XRP price 13 percent higher.

Ripple-Powered XRPL Labs Set to Launch New XRP Payments App
April 1st, 2019

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.

Bitrefill Launches Cryptocurrency Payment Options for Airbnb Gift Cards
March 29th, 2019

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,, and Steam.

McDonald’s Shifts Its Top Priority from Big Mac, Announces Its Largest Tech Acquisition
March 27th, 2019

McDonald’s is going to acquire Israel’s Dynamic Yield to apply its algorithmically driven decision logic technology to its drive-thru menus.

Apple Makes a Half-Hearted Attempt in FinTech, Announces Apple Card
March 26th, 2019

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.

Apple (AAPL) Stock Plunges After the Company Presents New Services
March 26th, 2019

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.