Xapo Bank, a leading Bitcoin custodian and licensed private bank, has partnered with Lightspark and integrated with the Lightning Network to enable lightning-fast Bitcoin payments for its customers. Xapo Bank members can now instantly pay for small purchases of up to $100 USD at any vendor which accepts Lightning payments without suffering high transaction fees and long blockchain confirmation waiting times.
As the first of many announcements to come from the region, OpenNode intends to test a bitcoin payment processing and payouts solution via the Central Bank of Bahrain ("CBB's") Regulatory Sandbox. Bitcoin payments had been non-existent in the island nation until now, which highlights the growing interest in Bitcoin throughout the Middle East. OpenNode intends to provide the infrastructure to help the country grow its economy and will showcase why Bitcoin is synonymous with better business.
The cryptocurrency market is ever-evolving and growing more complex. Now, government agencies are pushing for more regulations because of how popular digital currencies have become. According to the New York Times, cryptocurrency grew from a digital curiosity into a volatile but widely embraced innovation. Now, federal regulators are racing to address the potential risks for consumers and financial markets. Yet, digital currencies are more widely used than ever before. Just recently, Mercado Libre (MELI), Latin America's largest e-commerce company by market cap, started rolling out its own cryptocurrency in Brazil.
Bitcoin of America has officially announced the newest addition to their Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs). Shiba Inu coin is now available at Bitcoin of America ATM locations. Bitcoin of America has more than 1800 BTMs across 31 states. They recognized the growing popularity of Shiba Inu and decided it was time to include it in their BTMs. Bitcoin of America also offers Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum options. This news comes after their recent addition of Dogecoin in March of this year.
TESTD Inc., a blockchain-based company providing healthcare software and analytics, yesterday announced plans to move its headquarters to Miami. Launched in March 2020, the company developed a platform for managing data across devices and for a range of industries that keeps the data private, yet allows enterprise and regulatory management and analysis. Initially created to allow COVID testing management, the software can also record, monitor, and report vaccination status, as well as manage medical data for other infectious diseases.
Code Chain New Continent Limited (the "Company" or "Code Chain" or "We") (NASDAQ: CCNC), a leading eco-technology company, today announced that it completed the previously announced purchase of 10,000 Innosilicon T2T Bitcoin mining machines with Chengdu RiZhanYunJisuan Co., Ltd. The miners are expected to be immediately deployed to provide an estimated 240 PH/s of Bitcoin mining hash rate capacity.
The proposal, a standard data format for Merkle inclusion proofs, is the first to reach the public review phase as part of a pilot programme for the Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee and its processes. Merkle proofs are vital to all uses of Simplified Payment Verification (SPV) described in the original Bitcoin whitepaper and form the foundation of most user interactions with the Bitcoin network.
Digital Asset Investment Management (DAiM), the first licensed Registered Investment Advisor for Bitcoin and Digital Assets, has launched the first ERISA compliant employer-sponsored 401(k) plans with Bitcoin. DAiM serves as the plan fiduciary and is responsible for selecting, managing, monitoring, and benchmarking the investment offerings.
Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain and digital currency, today announces that it has hired Bryan Daugherty as the organisation's first technical outreach specialist. Daugherty's hire is part of the Association's broader initiative to expand enterprise engagement and education around the benefits of building with the Bitcoin SV data network.
Consumers can now use cash to purchase bitcoin with LibertyX at 20,000 retail locations around the U.S., including major convenience store and pharmacy chains, such as 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy®, and Rite Aid. A full list of participating retailers can be found using the LibertyX store locator available at libertyx.com or by downloading the LibertyX app.