KFC Venezuela Accepts Dash Cryptocurrency, Joining Subway and Papa John’s

KFC in Venezuela is accepting payments using the cryptocurrency Dash starting this week, joining a growing list of fast-food chains that accept crypto in Venezuela, including Subway and the Papa John’s pizza chain. KFC will initially roll out the program at its store in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas before expanding to 24 other locations across …

Houston Rockets’ Billionaire Owner Accepts Bitcoin at Luxury Car Dealership

A luxury car retailer based in Houston, Texas, has become the first Bentley, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce (but not Lamborghini) dealership in the United States to adopt cryptocurrency as means of payment. Post Oak Motor Cars, which is owned by Houston Rockets billionaire, Tilman Fertitta, will now accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash thereby breaking new ground …

Australian Government Invests in Crypto Startup for ‘Bitcoin Boost’ for Tourism

The government of Queensland, Australia’s second largest and third-most populous state, is backing a local crypto payments startup that officials believe will help boost tourism in the state. In an announcement on its official website on Wednesday, the Queensland government revealed details of an AUD$8.3 million grant given to 70 domestic companies looking to innovate …

Thailand’s Largest Movie Theater Chain Will Accept Cryptocurrency

Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest movie theater operator, is integrating cryptocurrency payments to allow movie-goers to buy everything from tickets to popcorn with bitcoin and other digital currencies. The endeavor follows a partnership with Swiss fintech developer RapidzPay wherein the multiplex operator will deploy a digital payment ecosystem built by the latter firm to ingrate cryptocurrency …

Encrypted Email Service Tutonata Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments

Tutanota, a provider of an encrypted email service, has begun to accept donations in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and monero in order to test payment processing using cryptocurrencies, the company announced in a blog post. The German firm noted that it wants to support decentralized payment systems that are independent of centralized processors such as …

Expedia Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Driving Users to Alternative Travel Sites

Expedia, the online travel agency that has been one of the largest merchants to accept bitcoin since 2014, has quietly stopped accepting the cryptocurrency, forcing users to seek alternative travel services. Marketexclusive.com reported on July 2 that an Expedia spokesperson confirmed the company would not accept bitcoin for hotel or flight bookings and that it …

Shark Tank Investor Barabara Corcoran

Millionaire investor and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran has revealed that buying a home with bitcoin is the future. Her comments come at a time when cryptocurrency’s market capitalization has been plummeting for months now coupled with gruff criticism from some quarters. In a recent interview with Money, Corcoran intimated that buying and selling a home …

Retailer Adoption of Bitcoin is Growing in the US and Canada

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Earlier this week, leading US electronics retailer Newegg expanded its bitcoin integration to its platform in Canada, allowing millions of customers based in Canada to pay for products with bitcoin. Increasing Retailer Adoption Newegg CEO Danny Lee emphasized that the value …

Japanese Luxury Car Dealer Accepts Bitcoin Payments Up to $1 Million

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A Japanese car dealership that sells used imported luxury cars with showrooms in Tokyo is accepting bitcoin as a means of payment. Announced by bitFlyer, Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, a partnership with car dealership L’Operaio will see the exchange provide the …

Quebec Blogger Slams Government For Dissing Crypto Mining

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The Quebec government’s recent actions to disconnect cryptocurrency mining from the region has drawn criticism from Francois Remy, head of the digital desk at Les Affaires, a Quebec newspaper, in a recent blog. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has said the bitcoin …