The draft bill intends to allow property owners to pay mortgages with crypto and authorize the real estate sector to use their own crypto for mortgage purchases in Spain.
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.
Binance Pay users will be able to pay across merchants of Alchemy Pay’s partners, including e-commerce giant Shopify and software technology firm Arcadier.13168
Quiznos customers will soon be able to pay in Bitcoin via Bakkt's app at certain Colorado locations.1464
Over 60% of responding crypto owners said that they were interested in using crypto as a payment method to make online purchases more private or secure.3842
LibertyX currently services 20,000 retail stores in the U.S. with 9,500 crypto ATMs.3833
"As the adoption of cryptocurrency payments gains momentum, the acquisition of Coinify brings a global payment infrastructure to Voyager's digital asset ecosystem," said Voyager co-founder and CEO Stephen Ehrlich.2860
The influencer marketer says prospective buyers can get 10% off the listing price of his house listing if the payment is made in Dogecoin.2617
Square will acquire Australian fintech firm Afterpay in a $29-billion stock deal, expecting to close the transaction in Q1 2022.3897
“More than 70% of the adult population of El Salvador does not have a bank account,” reads the latest Global Research report from Bank of America. “For that reason, democratizing access to electronic payments, through Bitcoin, has a progressive touch.”18144
The new hires will help PayPal expand its crypto-focused business offering at a time of rapid adoption of Bitcoin and Ether.14279
Blockchain technology won’t just make online donations easier, it will pave the way for exciting new forms of charity fundraising.2599
Bitcoin ATMs may make it easier for the mainstream and unbanked to access crypto, but will security risks hamper adoption?5907
Transaction fees create an incredibly unpredictable experience for crypto enthusiasts — but this protocol says it has the answer for boosting blockchain adoption.3101
Dan Schulman said the project was already “code complete” and planned to be fully ramped in the United States in the next several months.27683
Mastercard keeps its focus on the digital asset industry, echoing moves by its main competitor, Visa.18497