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Canada’s bitcoin-focused Vogogo becomes a publicly traded company

Posted on 15th September, 2014

Calgary-based bitcoin payment processing and regulatory compliance company Vogogo announced today that it will be trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange’s Venture Exchange (TSXV) under the ticker symbol “VGO.” Although not strictly a bitcoin company, Vogogo made headlines recently for raising $8.5 million to develop a new bitcoin payment system, possibly intended to become Canada’s […]

New WordPress plugin hopes to drive e-commerce adoption for PayStand

Posted on 5th September, 2014

BitPay’s monopoly on WordPress e-commerce payments may be coming to an end. Recently launched competitor PayStand has been gaining significant attention this week, offering a wide range of payment options including a zero-fee payment option for bitcoin purchases. The plugin, available for popular e-commerce plugin system WooCommerce, may help PayStand gain a foothold in the […]

Vogogo raises $8.5 million for bitcoin-payment development

Posted on 7th August, 2014

It’s a sign of the times when even established companies are repositioning themselves to take advantage of the bitcoin zeitgeist. Calgary-based payment processor Vogogo is hardly a startup, with the original company founded well over a decade ago and existing in its current form since 2008. The company claims to have processed over $1 billion […]

Payment processor Digital River integrates bitcoin payments

Posted on 16th June, 2014

Digital River may not be as well known as PayPal, but the Minnetonka, Minnesota, online payment processor is a giant in the world of business-to-business payments. The company processed $30 billion in online transactions in 2013, with most of that coming from very large clients like Microsoft, Spotify, Logitech, Trend Mirco and Citrix. Although it […]