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BitPay announces major protocol update for Bitcore and Copay

Posted on 25th September, 2014

Perhaps in advance of their looming PayPal partnership, the engineers at Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processor BitPay have been hard at work updating Copay and Bitcore — their open-source, multisig wallet platform and bitcoin core implementation, respectively — to become as “featureful as possible.” The new updates, announced today, bring a range of new options and […]

PayPal announces partnerships with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Posted on 24th September, 2014

One of the biggest concerns about PayPal’s rapidly approaching integration with bitcoin-based payments has been liquidity. The eBay-owned payment processing giant handled around $180 billion in transactions last year, roughly 30 times bitcoin’s total market cap. If PayPal aims to bring bitcoin payments to the masses, even a relative giant in the space, like Coinbase, […]

Greenpeace partners with BitPay to accept bitcoin

Posted on 22nd September, 2014

International environmental nonprofit Greenpeace announced today that has partnered with BitPay to begin accepting bitcoin donations. The organization is in a unique position to benefit from bitcoin’s international and decentralized nature, as the it is wholly funded by direct individual donations rather than corporate sponsorship or government support. As a result, Greenpeace donations are typically […]

BitPay showcases updated API

Posted on 18th September, 2014

The competition between Coinbase and BitPay looks like it has spilled over to the API battlefield. Yesterday, Coinbase released Toshi, an open-source bitcoin node with a JSON API for developers. Today, BitPay responded with their own API update, packed with new features, updates, and fixes. Not to be outdone, the BitPay API is built on […]

BitPay opens new European headquarters in Amsterdam

Posted on 9th September, 2014

In a new post on the BitPay blog, the Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processor gave an inside view of their just-finished Amsterdam digs. The company is currently involved in a major push into the rapidly growing European market, having experienced a massive growth spurt in merchant adoption in the last year. BitPay claims to have seen […]

Mobile-focused payment and security company Alternet Systems enters into partnership with BitPay

Posted on 5th September, 2014

Miami-based mobile security and payments company Alternet Systems announced a new partnership agreement with Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processor BitPay. The non-exclusive agreement will allow Alternet’s payment arm, Alternet Payment Systems (APS), to serve as a third-party vendor for BitPay. While affiliate partnerships are nothing new, even for BitPay, the scope of this new arrangement could […]

Simon Fraser University launches bitcoin-donation program

Posted on 28th August, 2014

Canada’s Simon Fraser University (SFU) announced a new bitcoin-donation program, making it the first post-secondary school in the country to directly work with digital currency. The program was launched with a BTC donation equivalent to $6,000 CAD from SFU alumnus Scott Nelson and Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club president Mike Yeung. Those initial funds will be […]

BitPay joins Demandware’s LINK Technology platform

Posted on 28th August, 2014

Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processor BitPay announced today that it has partnered with e-commerce service provider Demandware to bring simple digital currency integration options to a huge range of online stores. Although individual companies will still need to activate the new BitPay plugin via Demandware’s LINK Technology platform, the move will enable a host of major […]

Newegg expands BTC buying option to Canada

Posted on 26th August, 2014

Online tech retailer Newegg announced today that it will be bringing its popular pay-by-bitcoin option to customers in Canada. The company integrated BitPay’s payment platform to their U.S. checkout system in July, becoming the then-largest online store to accept digital currency. (This status was short lived, as Dell, DISH and Expedia adopted bitcoin payments in […]

BitPay exec sees major European merchant adoption “soon”

Posted on 24th August, 2014

Here in the U.S., major businesses like Overstock, TigerDirect, Expedia and DISH are happily adopting bitcoin. While it could be argued that this first-wave adoption is more about free publicity than it is about the future of payments, it does beg a question: If bitcoin is a global phenomenon, why are all the major merchant […]