Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Purchases Roll Out to 2,200 US Coinstar Kiosks as Partnership Expands

Bitcoin ATM operator Coinme has expanded its bitcoin (BTC) purchasing options for United States residents to cover 21 states, the company confirmed in a press release on May 22. Coinme, which began as the U.S.’s first licensed bitcoin ATM provider in 2014, will now serve around 2,200 locations in the country via its existing partnership with coin kiosk operator Coinstar. As Cointelegraph reported, Coinstar first started selling bitcoin for USD in January this year, so far restricting the feature to the U.S. market. “Bitcoin and other digital currencies offer unique…

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Cryptocurrency 

Harvard University Purchases Blockstack’s Crypto Tokens

In the news making headlines in the cryptocurrency industry, Harvard University Endowment has made an investment in the crypto token sale of Blockstack. Blockstack Offering 95.83 million Crypto Tokens A filing made with the US Securities Exchange Commission listed designees affiliated to the Havard Management Company including Charlie Saravia, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Zavain Dar who have been participating in the purchase of 95.8 million Blockstack tokens, worth $11.5 million. Although it’s not clear how much the Harvard University Endowment has purchased, it is, however, the first time a major endowment has…

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Bitcoin 

Binance’s Official Crypto Wallet Adds Support for XRP and Credit Card Purchases

The official wallet of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Trust Wallet, has added support for credit card purchases and Ripple’s XRP token. The company announced the new features in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 12. Trust Wallet was acquired by Binance in July of last year in the exchange’s first public acquisition. According to the press release, users can now send, receive, store and exchange XRP via Trust Wallet. According to the wallet’s official website, Trust Wallet also supports Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash…

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Cryptocurrency 

Buy Ethereum on Opera | Browser Wallet Accepts ETH Purchases

Web browser Opera announced earlier today that Android users can now buy Ethereum (ETH) directly from its browser wallet. For reference, ETH is currently selling for $104.75 USD per coin according to CoinMarketCap. Buying Ethereum on Opera To make Ethereum transactions possible in this manner, Opera has partnered with regulated crypto brokerage Safello to provide the cash-to-crypto exchange. Further, the browser is making life even easier by enabling payments with credit and debit cards. It has also implemented other payment networks such as Sweden’s Swish. According to the web browsing…

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Ethereum 

Network of Self-Service Kiosks Will Allow Public to Pay Bills and Make Purchases in Crypto

A blockchain-based company has unveiled plans to roll out a global network of self-service kiosks — enabling millions of unbanked people around the world to pay bills, make purchases and access other financial services. KIBIS says a plethora of services are available through its kiosks. Consumers can pay for gas, water and electricity, book airline tickets and check flight details, subscribe to TV subscription services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix, and buy prepaid vouchers for themselves or loved ones. The payment method accepted by the self-service kiosks will be…

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Blockchain 

Why Making In-App Game Purchases Using Crypto is About to Get Easier

A blockchain-based platform that enables gamers to make in-app purchases using cryptocurrency has forged a partnership with Unity, a major game engine – giving developers the chance to unlock new revenue streams with lower fees. AppCoins offers an ERC20-compliant token which is compatible with some of the most popular wallets on the market, and is listed on the top three crypto exchanges. In a major milestone, developers who use Unity will be able to accept AppCoins as a method of payment – and the company says this could open up access…

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Cryptocurrency 

Japan’s SBI Holdings | Creating “S coin” for Retail Purchases

Japan’s SBI Holdings just announced that it is testing a cryptocurrency to be used for retail purchases. SBI published the news via a press release on its website this morning. SBI Holdings’ “S Coin” The news showcases SBI’s test for blockchain’s possibilities within the company. The “S coin” used will be a settlement coin that allows users to charge and settle payments of products on their smartphones. The translated release reads: “In this demonstration experiment, for SBI group employees, we will construct a mechanism that allows cashless settlement at ‘eating…

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