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PayPal Introduces "Checkout with Crypto" Option

Over the past few months, cryptocurrencies have seen tremendous growth not only in terms of price but also in mainstream acceptance. The latest example of this comes from PayPal, which just announced the rollout of their Checkout with Crypto feature. With Checkout with Crypto, buyers will have the option to...

Bitcoin Rewards Platform Lolli Raises $5 Million From VCs, Celebrities

With Bitcoin continuing to show strength (despite a few ebbs this week), another startup in the crypto space has announced a new round of investment. This week, the Bitcoin rewards platform Lolli announced that it had secured $5 million in funding. The "pre-Series A" round included participation from firms Seven...

Eco Raises $26 Million in Latest Investment Round

With cryptocurrencies and blockchain continuing their march into the mainstream, venture capitalists are taking notice of startups utilizing these technologies in new and interesting ways. Recent weeks and months have brought a flurry of investments to their firms. The latest in this line is Eco, which has just revealed an...

Bitcoin Investment Strategies Firm NYDIG Raises $200 Million

With the cryptocurrency market continuing to grow, another FinTech that specializes in the space is seeing a major investment. This week, NYDIG announced that it had raised $200 million in investments from strategic partners. Described as a "growth capital round," the raise was led by Stone Ridge Holdings Group, Morgan...

Upcoming BlockFi Credit Card Announces Additional Crypto Benefits

Late last year, BlockFi garnered headlines when it opened the waitlist for its Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card. At the time, the company announced that the BlockFi Credit Card would offer 1.5% cashback (paid out in the form of Bitcoin) on everything they buy in addition to a one-time Bitcoin bonus...

Bitcoin Soars to Record High As Tesla Announces Plans to Accept the Cryptocurrency

Just as Bitcoin ended 2020 in style, it seems to be having an even better 2021. Although the asset remains volatile, it's seen a fairly steady rise in recent months — a far cry from the crash observed just a few years earlier. Now Bitcoin is getting another boost in...

Bitcoin ATM Operator CoinFlip Surpasses One Million Transactions in 2020

Despite the fact that 2020 could hardly be described as a good year for the vast majority of people, it was undoubtedly a strong year for Bitcoin. In fact, even as other volatile stock market happenings have distracted some from cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and other assets have enjoyed continued prosperity so...