The Halvening

An entity by the alias “Satoshi Nakamoto” wrote the blueprint to one of the most significant phenomena of the 4th industrial revolution; the first-ever cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Unlike most traditional currencies, such as dollars or euros, bitcoin’s code has a finite supply and a predictable schedule. As part of the bitcoin design, there will only ever be 21 million coins. This predetermined number was put in place to keep the supply scarce, so alongside its utility, it would largely influence their market value. (Here is to the 100+ million of us…

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CoinPayments Integrates Gift Card Purchases Onto Platform

One of the ongoing narratives for cryptocurrencies is that there is no practical use for them in the retail sector, citing slow transaction confirmation times at checkout and price volatility risk for merchants as primary factors. While this may have held true during the early days of cryptocurrency adoption, many of these issues have been resolved with the creation of tokens with near-instant confirmation times, or tokens that are pegged 1:1 to fiat currencies. Nonetheless, the status quo still believe there is inherent risks in paying with and/or accepting cryptocurrencies…

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