Payments

New Hampshire’s Second Bill to Accept Bitcoin as Tax Payment Fails

Lawmakers in the New Hampshire state legislature have killed a bill that would have allowed state agencies to accept cryptocurrencies…

Binance’s Fiat-Gateway Partner Banxa Raises $2M in Series A Round

Digital banking infrastructure provider Banxa has raised $2 million in a Series A round. Led by blockchain investment firm NGC…

Payments Giant Visa Acquires Fintech Firm Plaid for $5.3 Billion

Payments behemoth Visa acquired financial technology firm Plaid for $5.3 billion, according to a press release published on Jan. 13.…

US Treasury to Complete PoC of Blockchain-Based Grants Payment System

The United States Treasury Department has almost completed tests of a blockchain-based grants payment capability as part of the exploration…

Huobi Exchange Partners With UAE Real Estate Firm to Enable Crypto Payments

Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has partnered with a real estate firm in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to allow real…

Thai Stellar-Based Startup Lightnet Raises $31M to Replace SWIFT

Thai Stellar-based blockchain startup Lightnet has raised $31.2 million to boost cross-border payments in Southeast Asian countries. The Bangkok-headquartered firm…

Authors of New York’s P2P ‘Public Venmo’ Bill Hope for Greater Decentralization

New York lawmakers proposed a bill on a peer-to-peer (P2P) savings and payment platform called the “New York Inclusive Value…

ECB President Pushes for a Central Bank Digital Currency

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, supports the bank’s active involvement in the development of a…

Binance Crypto Exchange Adds Support for Australian Dollars and Thai Baht

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance added support for Australian dollars (AUD) and Thai baht. Binance announced support for the national currencies…

Crypto Booking Service Sees 33% Boost After Partnership With Booking.com

Cryptocurrency-accepting booking service Travala has seen its revenue for the month of December go up by over 33.5% month-on-month following…

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