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Lightning Labs Releases Loop Feature to Improve Bitcoin Payments on Lightning

Photo: CoinspeakerLightning Labs has announced the alpha launch of a new feature that will improve the process of sending and receiving Bitcoin on the second layer of Lightning Network. Called ‘Lightning Loop’, the feature will enable users to receive Bitcoin in increasing quantities without having to close and reopen

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Facebook Posts Job Vacancy for Senior Lawyer With Blockchain, Payments Experience

Facebook is seeking to hire a senior lawyer with experience in both blockchain and payments, a job description uploaded to its website this week confirms.Facebook, which has hinted about plans involving blockchain, cryptocurrency and payments across its social media ecosystem, now wants a Lead Commercial Counsel to guide the

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IBM Hints at Stablecoin Cross-Border Payments Solution for Financial Institutions

The head of blockchain solutions for IBM, Jesse Lund, has hinted that bank-targeted stablecoins will be a major forthcoming development for the tech giant’s blockchain-powered cross-border payments solution. Lund made his remarks during an interview on financial news channel Cheddar on March 15.While more details are set to be

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Bitfury Brings Lightning Payments to US Payment Gateway HadePay

Bitcoin (BTC) mining and development company Bitfury has entered into a partnership with United States payments processor startup HadePay to allow its merchants to accept Lightning Network (LN) transactions. The news was announced in a blog post from Bitfury’s on March 14.HadePay implemented Bitfury’s Lightning Peach API to facilitate

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Crypto Payments Firm Circle Closes Acquisition of Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest

Goldman Sachs-backed cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced that it closed the acquisition of SeedInvest, a crowdfunding platform and registered operator of a broker-dealer. The news was reported via a post on Coinbase’s official blog published March 4.Cointelegraph first reported about the ongoing acquisition in October last year, noting that

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Bitcoin (BTC), Facebook, JPM Coin, the Cincinatti Time Store And The Payments Revolution

Bitcoin, Facebook Coin and JPM Coin could together usher in a crypto default for value transfer. And to help see why, there is a crypto adoption lesson from America’s utopian past. Be it the internet of value trumpeted by Ripple or the peer-to-peer electronic cash of Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin whitepaper, the

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