micropayments

Ripple Is Giving Away 1 Billion XRP in Massive Bid to Fund Online Content

San Francisco-based fintech company Ripple continues to pump XRP into a growing ecosystem of adjacent startups – despite an ongoing legal…

Imgur Receives $20M From Ex-Ripple CTO’s Payments Startup

Major image hosting platform and meme site Imgur received $20 million from micropayments startup Coil, according to a press release…

Imgur Raises $20 Million From Ex-Ripple CTO’s Micropayments Startup

Imgur, a popular image hosting site, revealed it has received $20 million in venture equity from Coil, a micropayments tool…

Can Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Power Payments in a Japanese Bar?

A bar in Japan is teaming up with a locally-based lightning startup to let customers pay for sparkling wine and…

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger

Users of the Telegram-infused cryptocurrency Button Wallet can now purchase digital assets through its partnership with the payment processor Wyre.…

Proposal’s Merger Paves Way for New Bitcoin Lightning Features

A new routing proposal is expected to be merged today into the official “specifications” of lightning, the technology many advocates…

Ethereum-Powered Social Network Cent Launches Payments via Chat

Blogging platform Cent has launched a new feature that allows users to send each other the cryptocurrency ether via chat.…

Bitcoin’s Lightning Comes to Apple Smartwatches With New App

You can now receive bitcoin’s experimental lightning payments with a few taps of an Apple smartwatch. Launched Sunday by Bluewallet,…

Ex-Ripple CTO Launches Blogging Platform to Pay Content Creators XRP

Cryptocurrency startups are increasingly eyeing content creators as a key use case. Coil, the San Francisco-based startup founded by former…

Startup Behind Ethereum DEX Releases Lightning Developer Tools

The startup Radar, which raised $10 million in a series A funding round last year, has revealed a new suite…

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