The Evolution of Money: Origin and Stages Over Time

We all use money every day, but we barely give a thought as to its purpose, its history, or why money evolved from a basic barter system to numbers on a computer screen. That’s a shame because the evolution of money is a fascinating subject. Understanding how money began and evolved can help you better understand how new forms of currency, like crypto tokens, function for trade. Today, let’s break down the evolution of money in detail, going over its origin and its stages over time. What Was the Original…

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This is How Crypto Can (and Will) Impact Your Business on Shopify

Cryptocurrencies are increasingly capturing the attention of thousands of online companies worldwide. More and more merchants are joining this trend and using CoinPayments to accept them as an alternative payment method. In fact, more than 100,000 merchants globally already process cryptocurrency payments through our integrations, from local Point of Sales to top-tier Shopify e-commerce. This is causing a massive impact on their businesses, providing them with extra benefits that are not available to those who don’t accept crypto yet. But what are the real benefits of using this emerging payment…

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5 Different Ways to Accept Payments Online

Online business owners have to decide one key thing before they start taking orders from their customers: how they will accept digital payments. Unlike with a retail store POS system, you can’t take cash from your customers. Even if they were to mail it to you, it would take too long for the payment to arrive and would be subject to several downsides, like the possibility of theft or underpayments. However, online commerce has come a long way since it was first invented. Today, let’s break down five different ways…

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Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways: Understand Your Options and Start Accepting Crypto Payments

The era of crypto is now. More than ever before, customers and merchants are using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other altcoins in staggering amounts. Cryptocurrencies are decentralized and reliable, allowing instantaneous international transactions without as many security risks as traditional credit or debit card transactions. If you want your eCommerce store to accept crypto payments, good choice! But you’ll need a cryptocurrency payment gateway to make it happen. Let’s break down cryptocurrency payment gateways and explore what you need to look for in a great payment gateway for your…

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CuboPay and CoinPayments join forces to enable Brazilian market to benefit from crypto payments

Even as the crypto market frenzy seems to be teetering off, the latest numbers reveal that widespread adoption remains on an upward trend. Notably, as data consultancy firm GlobalData demonstrated, the acceptance of cryptocurrencies by large companies worldwide increased by 200% during the first half of the year.  Brazil is one country that has shown special interest in cryptocurrencies and the adoption of their underlying technology. In fact, the market for digital currencies in the country brings together more investors than the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange. In 2019, this market…

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How Businesses Benefit from Crypto Over Traditional Payments

The payment landscape is currently experiencing intense transformation, and consumer behavior is evolving accordingly, accelerated by the fallout of a global pandemic that forced us all to reevaluate the way we interact and transact. Industries of all kinds have worked hard to adapt, but the service and commerce industries especially have found themselves at a crossroads.  The predicament they face is how to make calculated decisions that will help them simultaneously retain their existing customers and attract new ones. This can be particularly difficult in a rapidly changing environment, making…

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CoinPayments Gets Picked as Top Payment Gateway for 2021

Humble brag alert!  We are happy to announce that out of 19 contenders, CoinPayments has been picked by popular blockchain and crypto-focused blog Coinfunda as the Top Payment Gateway for 2021.  For nearly a decade, CoinPayments has been providing exceptional service to merchants and wallet users around the world, making crypto payments easy for everyone. And today, we are honored to have made it on the top of Coinfunda’s list!  With our fast and easy-to-integrate solutions, any merchant can start accepting online and in-store cryptocurrency payments to grow their business.…

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How Small Businesses Can Thrive with Crypto Payments

“From what was once a small afterthought for retailers to the predominant method of consumption, e-commerce has grown into a multi trillion-dollar market that’s slated to keep growing,” according to a recent infographic from eToro.  The infographic went on to attribute the COVID-19 pandemic as the “catalyst for explosive growth,” revealing that the e-commerce share of total U.S. retail sales has gone up over 16% in the first quarter of the year. As the sector continues to experience massive growth, it’s important for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to capitalize…

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