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Twetch Adds Encrypted Messaging, In-Chat Payments on BSV Blockchain

Twetch, a micropayment-based social network that runs on the Bitcoin SV blockchain, has introduced an encrypted direct-messaging function that lets users send each other money in the chat. Released Wednesday, Twetch Chat adds a layer of privacy and security to the Twitter alternative and is in line with a trend toward more private

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Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin’s Steep Sell-Off, Pornhub’s Crypto Payments, Twitter’s Latest Hack

Pornhub will accept BTC and LTC payments, a nonprofit is calling upon Coinbase to be more transparent and credit default swaps are coming to the Ethereum blockchain.  You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, and why they’re significant. You can subscribe to

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Major Swiss health insurance company now accepts crypto payments

A major health insurance provider in Switzerland has made Bitcoin and Ether payments available to its policyholders.According to an Aug. 31 announcement, Atupri Health Insurance is partnering with crypto financial services company Bitcoin Suisse for its 200,000 customers to make payments using Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH). Atupri, based in

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Another Bitcoin Lightning Startup Is Working With Visa to ‘Fast Track’ Card Payments

Last month, Bitcoin Lightning startup Strike announced  it would be working with the world payment giant Visa. Now, another startup in the same vein, LastBit, which just launched its app in beta, will be going through the same Visa Fast Track program.  This partnership will eventually make it possible for users

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Audius Rallies EDM Artists, Crypto VCs to Back Vision for Music Payments on Ethereum

Music is back on the blockchain.  Audius, a streaming service that connects music fans directly with artists, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round co-led by Multicoin Capital and Blockchange Ventures, with participation from Pantera Capital and Coinbase Ventures.  Audius has now raised a total of $8.6 million as the platform

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Dollars on Blockchain ‘Better Than Central Bank Monopoly on the Payments System’

Brian Brooks, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency and former head of Coinbase’s legal department, put forward blockchain as better than the United States’ current bank-dependent payments system.Decentralization for future paymentsOn July 29, Brooks spoke with Aaron Klein of the Brookings Institution, a major U.S. think tank. In answer to

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