Tag: Crypto payments

Former Head of Visa in UK Joins Crypto Payments Startup as CEO

Marc O’Brien, the former head of Visa UK, has joined crypto payments startup Crypterium as its new CEO, Business Insider reports. O’Brien was at the helm of Visa’s operations in the UK and Ireland for six years, from 2008 to 2014. Crypterium aims to make paying with cryptos in everyday situations easier and faster. O’Brien will be charged with leading a team of three people in London and ten in Moscow, …
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Meet Jose Santana Torres and His Puerto Rican Crypto Taxi

Jose Santana Torres’ first Bitcoin payment for taxi services was sort of an accident. His clients, Logan Ryan Golema and Lauren Slade, paid him an extra $135 for a $15 fare in Bitcoin. Jose’s story is about more than just accepting crypto, however. He is part of an emerging crypto economy on the island following Hurricane Maria. He spoke at the Coin Agenda Conference in March, sharing his story with audiences …
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Bithumb Brings Cryptocurrency Payments to South Korea’s Retailers

It is evident there is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to making cryptocurrency go mainstream. Few merchants accept Bitcoin payments as of right now, and it remains unclear if and when this situation will improve. In South Korea, things are slowly heading in the right direction. South Korea and Cryptocurrency Payments Similar to most other countries around the world, the majority of merchants in South …
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