Coinme to Expand Bitcoin Kiosk Service to More than 2,000 Locations

U.S.-based supermarket kiosk chain Coinstar, in partnership with blockchain startup Coinme, announced on April 24, 2019, that it is expanding the footprint of its bitcoin-buying service across 19 states and 2,000 locations in the country. Bitcoin Fever Continues to Surge Through the U.S. Coinme, a venture-backed fintech startup that is making it easier for people to buy bitcoin declared that it is going to ramp-up its digital currency business. The blockchain firm stated that it is going to increase the number of bitcoin kiosks across the U.S. After becoming the…

Liechtenstein’s Postal Service to Offer Crypto Exchange Services at Physical Locations

Liechtensteinische Post AG, the country’s official postal service, plans to offer cryptocurrency exchange services at their physical locations, according to an official announcement published on Feb. 14. The postal service will allow customers to exchange their fiat to Bitcoin (BTC) in one of its offices in Vaduz, the country’s capital, starting on Feb. 15. After purchasing BTC, the customers will get a physical wallet generating public and private keys. Later, the service will likely be extended to other post offices all over the country, the announcement notes. Moreover, the postal…

More Than 240 Locations in Slovenia Accept Payment Via New App

The team behind a mobile application enabling shoppers to pay with crypto at online and brick-and-mortar stores has unveiled new features and a redesign — enabling consumers to shop as post-New Year sales are in full swing. Eligma, a startup dedicated to smart commerce and blockchain advocacy, says the latest version of its Elipay app has been built with simplicity in mind. As well as offering immediate payments with selected cryptocurrencies, free transfers between users worldwide, balance and transaction history, and loyalty rewards, the app also now enables enhanced store…

Binance Declines to Confirm Locations for Reported Crypto-Fiat Exchange

Major crypto exchange Binance plans to expand to eight new countries in 2019, according to a report from crypto outlet The Block, Jan. 17. Following the report, a Binance spokesperson has declined to confirm six of the alleged locations in comments to Cointelegraph today, Jan. 18. Just a day after the major cryptocurrency exchange launched its new European-focused platform for fiat-crypto trading in Jersey, The Block published a report that included a screenshot of a spreadsheet allegedly outlining all the locations for Binance’s fiat-crypto exchanges that are already-launched, intended and…

IBM Patents Blockchain System to Create ‘Trust’ Between AR Game Players, Real World Locations

Major global tech giant IBM has applied for another blockchain patent, this time aiming to deter augmented reality (AR) game players from intruding on undesirable locations. The tech firm’s latest patent document was released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, Nov. 1. In the patent, IBM, also known as Big Blue, describes a blockchain-based method and system of interactions between a AR-running mobile device and locational database in order to set and maintain safe boundaries between AR objects and real-world physical locations. According to the document,…