BitCart, a blockchain startup from Ireland, offers gift certificates for Amazon with a 20 percent discount for paying with bitcoin and will shortly begin working with Hotels.com to add similar functionality.
India-based bitcoin firm Unocoin has teamed up with payment gateway PayU Biz to ease the process of buying bitcoin.
The Bangalore-based Unocoin last year raised $1.5 million in funding from Indian and US Investors, the largest amount raised for an Indian bitcoin startup.
The additional funding takes the Series A round up to $2.25m.
The agreement establishes a framework for cooperation between OJK and ASIC in the expanding space of innovation in financial services,
Rewards programs are a perfect fit for blockchain technology, says a report from the Deloitte Center for Financial Services.
The Deloitte report claims that blockchain can help achieve cost savings, economies of scale and near real-time transparency in rewards programs,
Bitcoin has a new all-time high price. The price of a single coin was trading at $1,331 on some exchanges as of mid-day, a new record. The previous high was roughly $1,325, set on March 10 of this year before a crucial SEC decision.
The climb to new heights comes in the wake of a run of good news for cryptocurrency.
Virgilio Lizardo Jr. is the Vice President of International Affairs of Bitbank Group
Lizardo is a Dominican who was born in Panama and grew up in the United States near Boston. In the United States, he worked in the logistics industry.
The Autorité des marchés financiers, the regulatory and oversight body for Québec’s financial sector, has created a new FinTech Lab. It will enable the AMF to explore the current and potential applications of new technologies among regulated entities (including market infrastructures) and in its regulatory activities.
The Nevada Senate has approved a bill that would prevent fees or taxes on blockchain use. The proposed law will now move to the Nevada Assembly, the lower house of the Nevada Legislature, for further consideration.
Introduced by Senator Ben Kieckhefer, Bill 398 passed the Senate with a 21-0 vote,