CardCash Adds Bitcoin Payments for Gift Cards at Thousands of US Retail Stores

CardCash, an American online company that buys and sells discounted gift cards from thousands of national retailers, has begun to accept bitcoin payments. CardCash joins companies like Gyft and Fold that provide ways for Bitcoin users to interact with the massive gift card industry. “We saw that bitcoin was getting a lot of traction and growing in […]

The Lightning Network Could Solve The Bitcoin Block Size Limit

The Bitcoin block size is a hot topic in Bitcoin. Gavin Andresen has been at the center of the heated discussion of how to scale Bitcoin to accommodate higher transaction volumes. The Lightning Network has garnered much support as a possible solution to this problem. The co-authors of the Lightning Network white paper, Joseph Poon […]

EPrime Global and Cubits Partnership Enables E-Commerce Merchants to Accept Bitcoin

The online Bitcoin Gateway platform Cubits announced a partnership with the online selling tools company EPrime Global. The partnership will enable e-commerce merchants around the world to activate bitcoin payments. In recent years, many companies have seen the enormous potential of the bitcoin payment system to send money directly with almost no fees. Merchants have […]

Overstock’s SpeedRoute Acquisition Brings Blockchain to Wall Street

Overstock recently completed the acquisition of SpeedRoute through its settlement platform subsidiary T0, effectively bringing blockchain technology to Wall Street. According to the SEC filing, SpeedRoute was purchased for approximately $30.3 million, consisting of approximately $11 million in cash and 900,000 shares of Overstock’s common stock valued at $19.3 million. SpeedRoute was founded in 2000 […]

Global Equity Meltdown to Lift Bitcoin as Digital Gold?

In times of market turmoil, investors generally move their money away from riskier holdings into safe-haven currencies or precious metals such as gold. For Tim Draper, a founding partner of prominent Silicon Valley venture capital fund Draper Fisher Jurvetson, bitcoin could emerge as a safe-haven store of value during this type of market environment as […]