Declaring BTC a store of value — e.g., gold 2.0 — but not a medium of exchange, defies logic. It must first have a use case.
Broadly speaking, payments are compensation for goods or services. A person can pay with cash, gold or any number of other things, depending on what the receiving party allows. Fiat money is most commonly used for payments, although crypto payments have become more common over the years. A number of services and platforms facilitate the ability to make a payment in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies. Payment gateways have increased the ability to use Bitcoin in business, even for entities that are not directly in the blockchain business.
Cryptocurrency has gained significant adoption over time, with mainstream payments players also becoming involved with the asset class. Additionally, a person can pay with Bitcoin directly in a peer-to-peer fashion.
As experts pinpoint various groups as Dogecoin’s vanguard, the coin’s potential base seems to be a wide coalition.31624
With the cheapest condo listed for more than $10 million, Miami’s Arte Surfside luxury apartments are now aimed at crypto millionaires and billionaires.16447
Simplex is a fiat-to-crypto on-ramp that has scored several high-profile partnerships in recent months.5904
Mark Cuban said the Dallas Mavericks are selling more merchandise in a day with DOGE than in a year with Bitcoin or Ether.33457
The Bahamas is beginning a push for national digital currency adoption this summer, the central bank's governor, John Rolle, said.26263
Millennials are big on crypto with 77% wanting to learn more.14466
“Blockchain and crypto will underpin our future global financial systems," said the new board member.30336
Bitcoin and Ether will bring the next step of Sotheby’s crypto adoption after the firm debuted NFTs earlier this year, its CEO said.17322
Fans can use Dogecoin to purchase Major League Baseball tickets to see the Oakland Athletics this month.32322
"I have worked with this person for many years, and he has a tendency to try to change the terms of payment after agreeing on a certain way of operating," said the contract worker.17040
The "fintech innovators" will receive direct support from Mastercard as they bring their products and services to market.34301
A rebranded crypto platform has launched a decentralized stablecoin that’s pegged to the euro, and says this asset will be crucial in encouraging the next wave of adoption.6931
Mercado Libre’s move to accept cryptocurrency payments for real estate could usher in a new way of crypto mass adoption in South America.20990
The new funding round included PayPal Ventures, Declaration Partners, Mithril Capital and Senator Investment Group.11821