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Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’…

Shapeshift Admits ‘Imposition of KYC’d Accounts’ Hurt Company Financially

The instant digital asset exchange platform ShapeShift has laid off one-third of its team because of the “dramatic and severe” crypto recession as well as being cautious in “a challenging regulatory environment.” Crypto Winter Cold Bites Shapeshift In a detailed announcement, the company’s CEO, Erik…

LibrePatron Uses BTCPay To Bypass ‘Censorship-Heavy’ Patreon With Bitcoin

A US attorney and developer has vowed to release an alternative to crowdfunding platform Patreon using open source Bitcoin payment processor BTCPay. Replicating Patreon’s ‘Full Feature Set’ In a series of tweets December 30, Jeff Vandrew Jr. released a sample site for LibrePatron, which he…

Gab Says Bitcoin is The Clear Solution as ‘Free Speech Money’

Censorship-free social media platform, Gab, took to Twitter to proclaim the gospel according to Bitcoin. Describing the grandaddy of cryptocurrency as “free speech money,” it pledged to educate its near million-strong community. The Next Evolution Of Online Payments In recent tweets, Gab calls for the…

Atomicpay Launches Private Beta of Digital Currency Payment Gateway

Startup Atomicpay.io announced the beta launch of its cryptocurrency payment gateway on Dec. 3, with support for six different digital assets. The payment processor eliminates third parties and allows merchants to accept cryptocurrencies in a noncustodial fashion. Also read: US Law Enforcement Wants Blockchain Surveillance Tools for Privacy Coins Support…

Square’s Debut of Payment Terminal Triggers Fresh Bitcoin Acceptance Rumors

Consumer and merchant payment network Square Inc. unveiled a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal October 19 in a move which sparked excitement about possible Bitcoin integration. Bitcoin PoS Next For Square? Unveiled on social media and in an interview with tech outlet Nerdist, Square’s device is designed…

ShapeShift Ends Anonymity With Announcement of Mandatory KYC Data Collection

Instant cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift.io has become the latest cryptocurrency entity to succumb to user data collection as part of a major overhaul to its services. CEO Voorhees: It ‘Sucks’ In a blog post on September 4, CEO Erik Voorhees stated that all ShapeShift users would ultimately…

CheapAir Sends Warning To Customers About Bitcoin Extortion Scam

Popular travel and accommodation website CheapAir.com mentioned in a blog post how they were threatened with a social media smear campaign demanding $10,000 in Bitcoin.  CheapAir.com is a well-known website for intrepid travelers, but it’s also achieved notoriety inside of the cryptocurrency world. The company…

Mastodon to Accept Bitcoin As More Users Unfollow Twitter

Decentralized social network Mastodon is seeing major interest from Bitcoin users as Twitter fails to act on botnets, censorship and account blocks. ‘We Can Find A Way To Make It Work’ Mastodon, which has a user interface and features similar to Twitter but runs entirely…