Ethereum 

Cryptocurrency Payments Processor BitPay Adds Support for Ether

Major cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay has added support for the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ether (ETH). Per a press release published on Sept. 16, companies that use BitPay for payment processing are now able to accept Ether for purchases without having to set up any enhancements. BitPay has also made it possible for users to store and use Ether in a BitPay wallet, and for BitPay Prepaid Visa Card holders to top up their debit cards. Ether joins Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Launched in 2011, BitPay processes payments…

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Bitcoin 

‘Never Use BitPay’ — Hong Kong Free Press Slams Bitcoin Donation Block

Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay faces another publicity nightmare amid claims it blocked donations to Hong Kong for several weeks. According to a complaint on social media by Tom Grundy on Sept. 11, founder of crowdfunded media outlet Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), BitPay suddenly began failing to pass on funds from donors.  Press CEO: “Never use BitPay” HKFP has accepted Bitcoin (BTC) support since 2015. Since that time, BitPay has processed payments worth just under 15,000 HKD ($1,900). For the past three weeks, however, the company has blocked access, Grundy…

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Cryptocurrency 

Blockchain.com Partners with Payment Processor BitPay

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain.com has announced a partnership with a Bitcoin payment processor, BitPay. Through the partnership, Blockchain.com is expected to incorporate BitPay’s payment technology into its wallet service. Blockchain.com Users to Get Access to BitPay’s Network Blockchain.com is currently the world’s most popular Bitcoin wallet provider with over 30 million wallet users across 140 countries. The company, which was founded in 2011, mostly holds Bitcoin APIs in the wallets. BitPay has a global reach of more than 20,000 customers. BitPay’s collection of products enables users to send and receive…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Wallet Adds Support for Crypto Payments Processor BitPay

Crypto wallet service Blockchain Wallet has integrated cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay. Payments conducted through Blockchain Wallet Blockchain announced the news on Aug. 23, stating that it now allows its users to copy or scan invoices, allowing them to make a Bitcoin (BTC) payment entirely through its wallet app.  The new functionality reportedly allows users to purchase products and services available via BitPay’s online network while retaining ownership of their private keys through Blockchain Wallet.  BitPay is one of the largest crypto payments processors and is offered in a multitude of…

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Bitcoin 

BitPay Blocks $100K Bitcoin Donation to Amazon Rainforest Fire Charity

Controversial cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay is facing another PR nightmare after the company rejected a $100,000 donation to an Amazon rainforest charity. BitPay leads Amazon Watch to compliance dead end According to a social media complaint by Amazon Watch, an organization which seeks to support the Amazon rainforest’s ecology and indigenous peoples, the payment failed to pass BitPay’s internal checks.  The would-be donor was trying to contribute due to the ongoing wildfires in the Amazon, the charity suggests, but could not complete the payment in Bitcoin (BTC). Officials attempted to…

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Bitcoin 

BitPay Now Requires Your Photo ID for Purchases Over $3K in Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay is introducing new identity verification measures for certain high-value payments, refunds and payouts. According to an Aug. 1 announcement from the United States-based firm, the new measures notably do not apply to person-to-person payments using the BitPay and Copay apps. Photo ID, Social Security Number BitPay is rolling out its new ID verification flow as part of a new BitPay Dashboard, which will function as a personalized home page that provides access to users’ transaction histories and various payment features.  With the launch of BitPay ID,…

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Bitcoin 

BitPay Says It Has ‘Paused’ Processing Bitcoin Payments in Germany

Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payment processor BitPay confirmed that it suspended its operations in Germany in an email sent to Cointelegraph on Aug. 1. BitPay: “We have paused operations in Germany” In the aforementioned email, a BitPay PR rep. Jan Jahosky cited regulation coming into force next year in Germany as the reason why the company decided to suspend its services in the country.  The firm added that it is currently evaluating adding support for Germany again in the future. BitPay spokesperson told Cointelegraph:  “Germany has publicly stated…

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Bitcoin 

BitPay CCO Believes Big Business Will Push Bitcoin’s Price Even Higher

A senior executive at cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay told Bloomberg on May 29 that bitcoin (BTC) will only expand higher from its current price. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg TV, the company’s chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, said it was business interest and endorsement of cryptocurrency that was fuelling the current market-wide bull run. “You’re starting to see that these currencies have real use cases around the world, and it’s making people really excited now because they can see the light at the end of the tunnel for these…

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Blockchain 

US Telecoms Giant AT&T Now Accepting Crypto Payments via BitPay

United States telecom and media giant AT&T now accepting cryptocurrency for paying phone bills online, according to an official press release on May 23. AT&T will process bills paid in cryptocurrency using crypto payments platform BitPay. BitPay is a platform that converts cryptocurrencies to fiat and is used by over 20,000 businesses. AT&T is reportedly the first United States-based business in the wireless network industry to offer bill payments with BitPay. Kevin McDorman, vice president of AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations, said, “We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we…

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Blockchain 

Former Worldpay US Executive Joins Crypto Payments Firm BitPay as Its New CFO

Major cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay has onboarded former Worldpay U.S. executive Glen Braganza as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), according to a press release published on May 7. Having more than 15 years experience in private equity and public markets, Braganza joined BitPay to “help support the business through its next phase as the company grows into a global financial organization.” While the release does not reveal what exactly Braganza will be engaged in, Stephen Pair, CEO and co-founder of BitPay, said that “Glen’s experience is a key advantage…

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