AT&T Partners With BitPay To Accept Online Bill Payments in Cryptocurrencies

U.S. telecom giant AT&T teamed up with cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay to accept online bill payments in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. AT&T customers can now use the BitPay platform to pay their online bills with cryptocurrencies held in their crypto-wallets. While BitPay still remains focused on Bitcoin (BTC) for executing payment transactions, it added settlement support few months ago for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as well as stablecoins USD Coin (USDC) from Circle, Gemini dollar (GUSD) from Gemini and Paxos Standard (PAX) from Paxos. Paying in cryptocurrencies is seen as the…

Finance IT Infrastructure Firm Partners With Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX

Trading IT infrastructure company Avelacom has partnered with digital currency exchange Seed CX, according to a press release published on May 23. The partnership aims to allow institutional clients of Avelacom —  an IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry — to utilize Seed CX’s real-time market data and order-routing products. Currently, Seed CX provides services of a licensed exchange for institutional trading and settlement of spot digital asset products, with plans to offer its products for Commodity Futures Trading Commission-regulated digital asset derivatives. Managing Director of Avelacom Aleksey…

The Abyss Platform Partners With Epic Games

Epic Games—the developer behind the global success Fortnite—is partnering with blockchain game distribution platform, The Abyss. The company made the announcement earlier today. Epic Games and The Abyss Blockchain The Abyss blockchain is a new digital gaming platform that offers MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online games) and other video games. Offering a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model, it gives indie-studios the ability to develop, run, market and manage their games. There is no interference from a third party. Further, users can generate income via “the unique multilevel referral program which serves as…

Company Behind Fortnite Epic Games Partners With Blockchain Gaming Platform The Abyss

Epic Games, the company that developed successful videogame Fortnite, announced that it has partnered with blockchain game distribution platform The Abyss in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 23. The press release notes that the partnership will allow developers on the platform access to the Unreal Developers Network. Epic’s Unreal Engine requires developers to make quarterly payments equivalent to 5% of their returns, once they earned over $3,000. The engine is often employed by so-called triple-A or blockbuster games, and is known for being one of the engines…

Bitfury Partners With Kazakhstan-Based Financial Hub to Cooperate on Blockchain Projects

Blockchain tech giant Bitfury partnered with major Kazakhstan-based financial hub to apply the technology across multiple industries, local government-backed newspaper The Astana Times reports on May 21. Headquartered in Nur-Sultan, the newly renamed capital of Kazakhstan, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) will apply Bitfury’s blockchain expertise in creating projects and promoting new startups on a global scale. In turn, Bitfury plans to launch data centers in Kazakhstan to gain exposure and cooperate with the Nur-Sultan city administration, as well as support the development and promotion of distributed ledger technology…

Crypto Prime Dealer SFOX Partners With New York Bank to Offer New FDIC Protection

Institutional cryptocurrency prime dealer SFOX has partnered with a New York bank to offer state-insured bank accounts for traders, the company confirmed in a blog post on May 14. SFOX, which says the move is an industry first, stated the deal with M.Y. Safra Bank primarily targeted institutional investors and funds. The company has been active in the trading space since 2014, and counts businesses such as Blockchain.com and Overstock subsidiary tZero among its clients. With Safra, SFOX traders will now have access to insurance through the United States government’s…

PR: Bitcoin.com Partners With Travala.com to Boost Bitcoin Cash Adoption

The partnership will see Travala.com integrated in the official Bitcoin.com wallet with almost 4 million users London, United Kingdom –– May 15, 2019 — Travala.com, – leading blockchain travel booking platform, has announced a partnership with Bitcoin.com to empower millions of travelers to save on hotel stays. Travala.com is transforming the travel industry, by offering an average of 15% savings on hotel bookings as well as the option to pay with several leading cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. This partnership will empower millions of users to participate in a…

Swiss Post Partners With Blockchain Startup on Temperature Monitoring Shipments Solution

Switzerland’s national postal service Swiss Post has cooperated with blockchain firm Modum to further develop a temperature monitoring solution for shipments. The news was reported by Swiss logistics news site Die Post on May 7. Die Post reports that Swiss Post has cooperated with Modum, a blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) technology firm, as a technology partner to launch a smart service. Dubbed ThermoCare, the service is for monitoring the temperature of packages, enabling sensitive goods to be tracked, analyzed and recorded over the full course of their travel…

Ant Financial Joins $10 Mln Series A, Partners With ZKP Blockchain Privacy Solutions Firm

Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has participated in a  $10 million Series A round for QEDIT, an Israeli blockchain privacy solutions firm that develops zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology. The news was reported by Israeli daily business newspaper Calcalist on May 7. The Series A was reportedly led by MizMaa Ventures, and its closing was announced alongside partnerships with Ant Financial, major software firm VMWare and RGAX, a subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America. Both latter firms also participated in the financing round, alongside Meron Capital,…

Facebook Partners with E-Commerce Companies to Support Crypto Payment

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Facebook is in talks with various e-commerce companies and financial firms to support its crypto payment that is under development. So far Facebook has engaged MasterCard and Visa about the project that is known as Project Libra. Crypto Payment Facebook is expected to commit $1 billion to the development of crypto payment. The company has approached various e-commerce companies to invest in its crypto payment feature and be a partner of the network. Paying via crypto will not be limited only to Facebook…