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Over a quarter of Kraken employees get paid in bitcoin

Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange that now employs about 800 people, said that it paid 250 salaries in bitcoin in April and that more employees are opting for getting paid in cryptocurrency every month. The company reportedly earned $155 million in revenue in 2018 and had…

Coinme and Coinstar Expand Bitcoin Kiosk Service

More crypto users can now walk into their local grocery store and purchase cryptocurrencies, thanks to the expansion of a partnership between Bitcoin ATM operator Coinme and coin-cashing machine purveyor Coinstar. The expansion, announced in a press release, means that bitcoin will be available for…

Bitcoin OTM in Beijing Lasted Less Than a Week Under Regulatory Pressure

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. Bitcoin ATM services in China have once again proved to be hopeless, after the first Bitcoin OTM (OTC Teller Machine) in Beijing was removed shortly after its installation. As Bitcoin ATMs are gaining…

Money 2.0 Stuff: The centralized-decentralized identity crisis

AugurLite Centralized companies building on top of decentralized protocols are currently faced with a bit of a conundrum. As profit-seeking entities, their primary responsibility is to, well, create profits and, eventually, share those profits with their investors. The path to profit creation for low-margin companies…

Proof of Work: Slow and Steady

The following newsletter is republished with permission from Eric Meltzer of Primitive Ventures, a global venture investment firm with a focus on blockchain and related technologies. You can follow Eric on Twitter at @wheatpond and subscribe to Proof of Work here.  “The Street finds its…

eBay Crypto Rumor Denied After Crypto Ads at Consensus

Speculation over when eBay will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments have been persistent over the years. However, these eBay crypto rumors recently intensified as eBay took out ads at the Consensus conference in New York City referencing cryptocurrencies. eBay denies rumors of upcoming cryptocurrency support The…

PR: Bitcoin.com Partners With Travala.com to Boost Bitcoin Cash Adoption

The partnership will see Travala.com integrated in the official Bitcoin.com wallet with almost 4 million users London, United Kingdom –– May 15, 2019 — Travala.com, – leading blockchain travel booking platform, has announced a partnership with Bitcoin.com to empower millions of travelers to save on…

HBUS report finds crypto awareness doubling since 2018

The number of cryptocurrency owners has more doubled since 2018, but adoption is not keeping pace with awareness, according to a report from HBUS, exclusive partner of the Huobi exchange. The report tracked sentiments surrounding cryptocurrency usage among 1,067 U.S. participants this past March and…