Expedia Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Driving Users to Alternative Travel Sites

Expedia, the online travel agency that has been one of the largest merchants to accept bitcoin since 2014, has quietly stopped accepting the cryptocurrency, forcing users to seek alternative travel services. Marketexclusive.com reported on July 2 that an Expedia spokesperson confirmed the company would not accept bitcoin for hotel or flight bookings and that it The post Expedia Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Driving Users to Alternative Travel Sites appeared first on CCN

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Few Real Opportunities to Pay with Cryptocurrencies at the World Cup

The guest contributor investigated the possibilities to use Bitcoin during the football in Russia The FIFA World Cup currently being held in Russia highlights the world’s best footballers and also gives the possibility to get to know more about life in the host country. Hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world have The post Few Real Opportunities to Pay with Cryptocurrencies at the World Cup appeared first on CCN

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German Online Bank Dismisses Swift, Favors Bitcoin for International Money Lending

Bitbond, an online bank founded in Germany in 2013 by German Radoslav Albrecht, has found an innovative use case for bitcoin’s borderless nature: international loan payments. It was the first to use bitcoin to transfer credit in currency internationally, not only as loan collateral, and it’s currently processing about $1 million in loan payments per month. The post German Online Bank Dismisses Swift, Favors Bitcoin for International Money Lending appeared first on CCN

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Retailer Adoption of Bitcoin is Growing in the US and Canada, Despite Price Fall

Earlier this week, leading US electronics retailer Newegg expanded its bitcoin integration to its platform in Canada, allowing millions of customers based in Canada to pay for products with bitcoin. Increasing Retailer Adoption Newegg CEO Danny Lee emphasized that the value of bitcoin has skyrocketed since 2014, when the company first integrated bitcoin, and noted The post Retailer Adoption of Bitcoin is Growing in the US and Canada, Despite Price Fall appeared first on CCN

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Playboy to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency , Accept Others for Adult Content

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has announced it is launching its own cryptocurrency as part of an online payment wallet under development. The wallet will service the company’s digital media and casual gaming businesses and will accept other cryptocurrencies in addition to its own. The first of the company’s platforms to feature the new wallet will be The post Playboy to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency , Accept Others for Adult Content appeared first on CCN

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