CheapAir Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) As A Crypto Payment Option For Cheap Airlines And Hotels

CheapAir, the first airline online booking platform to accept cryptocurrency payments, accepts Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCH) on its platform. Over 4 million users set to benefit in booking cheap airlines and hotels following CheapAir’s partnership with Bitcoin.com. CheapAir announced through an official press release the addition of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its collection of crypto…

Privacy-Focused Messaging Combined with Payments Becomes Killer App

David Chaum, e-cash inventor, has stated that blockchains and crypto will benefit from privacy-focused messaging systems which become integrated with payments. As consumers recognize the limitations of encryption, they will gravitate towards blockchain and other technologies which are better equipped to protect data. Chaum has stated that the next phase in cryptocurrency is a platform…

$4.3 Million Lost as Crypto Scams in Australia Rise 190% in 2018

A 190% increase in cryptocurrency scams saw Australian consumers lose $6.1 million Australian dollars ($4.3 million) in 2018, according to a report released by the country’s Competition and Consumer Commission on April 29. The substantial rise from the AU$2.1 million ($1.48 million) lost in 2017 came despite an industry wide slump in cryptocurrency prices, with Australian authorities receiving 674…

Crypto Payments Startup Bringing IOTA to Retail Stores

Zeux has teamed up with IOTA (MIOTA) to support crypto payments at retail stores that accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The London-based fintech firm plans to launch at hundreds of merchants in Europe in April, 2019 and in the US next year. Founder and co-chariman at IOTA Foundation, David Sønstebø says, “Now IOTA digital currency…

Swiss Startup Making It Possible to Buy, Rent, Invest in Dubai with Cryptocurrency

Swiss Startup Making It Possible to Buy, Rent, Invest in Dubai with Cryptocurrency

Zug, Switzerland-based blockchain-startup Darico has released details of its three proof-of-concepts (POCs) for the Dubai real estate industry in partnership with UAE’s property developer RDK Group. The POCs include renting luxury hotel-apartments (starting from January 2019), purchase of real estate via crypto-payments (in 5-year installments), and investing in tokenized apartments – by paying in Darico…