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Making Blockchain Scalable: Layer 1 Vs. Layer 2

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Feb 2023

The Paypers dives back in the basics, explaining what the layer 1 network is, how this differentiates from layer 2, and why we need blockchain bridges to help them communicate.

blockchain, cryptocurrency, payments , payment methods, cross-border payments, SWIFT, banks, real-time payments, Bitcoin, DLT

The impact of crypto and DeFi on the payments industry

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 03 Feb 2023

INNOPAY Co-Founder Douwe Lycklama shares his insights on how crypto assets and their infrastructure are set to transform the payments industry.

cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain, stablecoin, CBDC

Exploring the advantages for merchants and PSPs in receiving cryptocurrency payments: an interview with TripleA

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Feb 2023

Eric Barbier, the CEO of TripleA, presents the benefits merchants and PSPs can reap from accepting crypto payments once their concerns are addressed.

cryptocurrency, payment methods, Bitcoin, merchant, digital wallet, chargebacks

Mastercard partners Binance to launch a prepaid crypto card in Brazil

News | Cryptocurrencies | 31 Jan 2023

Mastercard has partnered Binance to launch a new prepaid cryptocurrency card in Brazil in order to support crypto adoption in Latin America.

partnership, cryptocurrency, prepaid card, Bitcoin

Blockchain, crypto, tokens, NFTs, stablecoins, digital assets, DeFi, web 3, the metaverse - are they all the same?

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 27 Jan 2023

What are the main concepts used under the umbrella of crypto payments? Understanding the basics of how these work and their long-term impact is crucial

blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, NFT, Ethereum, payment methods

Bitstop founders acquire Genesis Coin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Jan 2023

The founders of crypto ATM provider Bitstop, Andrew Barnard and Doug Carrillo, have acquired US-based bitcoin ATM software platform Genesis Coin.

acquisition, Bitcoin, ATM, cryptocurrency

Revolut to launch Ultra, a new subscription plan

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 23 Jan 2023

Revolut has announced it is set to launch a new top-tier premium subscription plan dubbed ‘Ultra’ by spring 2023.

product launch, cashback, investment, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin

Okcoin partners Paradigm for a Bitcoin Core maintainer grant

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jan 2023

Cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin has partnered crypto investment firm Paradigm to provide a grant for Bitcoin Core maintainer Marco Falke.

partnership, cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin, digital assets

Exploring the future of crypto payments: insights from Thibault de Barsy of The Payments Association EU

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 19 Jan 2023

As the adoption of cryptocurrency in the payments industry continues to grow, many consumers, merchants, banks, payment service providers, and regulators are grappling with the question of whether to adopt these new technologies.

cryptocurrency, ecommerce, online shopping, Bitcoin, blockchain, Banking Circle, stablecoin, merchants, banks

Swiss crypto bank Sygnum partners with Portuguese Bison Digital Assets

News | Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jan 2023

Portugal-based Bison Digital Assets, Bison Bank’s crypto subsidiary, has partnered with Sygnum Bank to enter the global crypto market with regulated digital asset custody and trading services.

partnership, cryptocurrency, digital assets, Bitcoin, investment

Crypto acceptance at the point of sale and in ecommerce

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 17 Jan 2023

Worldline payments expert Sascha Münger explains how crypto acceptance works at both the point of sale and in ecommerce, and the benefits this new payment method can bring to merchants and consumers

ecommerce, cryptocurrency, chargebacks, online payments, merchants, stablecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Worldline

Banks can get on-board the digital asset train

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jan 2023

Daniel Lee, Head of web3 at Banking Circle explores the Payments Bank’s latest research and looks at how banks can fast-track crypto engagement by working with third parties

cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin, stablecoin, blockchain, Banking Circle, online payments

Introduction to Web3 payments

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Jan 2023

To understand better how crypto works, the BNB Chain Research team draws a map of the web3 payment ecosystem

blockchain, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, online payments, Bitcoin, DeFi

Core Scientific to shut down 37,000 bitcoin mining rigs of crypto lender Celsius

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Jan 2023

Bitcoin miner Core Scientific has planned to shut down 37,000 bitcoin mining rigs belonging to now bankrupt crypto lender Celsius.

cryptocurrency, blockchain, Bitcoin, mining

Ukraine pharmacies embracing crypto payments

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Jan 2023

Pharmacies in Ukraine are embracing digital payments amid the ongoing war, with ANC Pharmacy allowing payments in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, through Binance.

cryptocurrency, payment methods, crypto asset, Bitcoin

FTX is not a crypto failure, but a centralisation failure. Learnings from the FTX collapse

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Nov 2022

Douwe Lycklama, founding partner at INNOPAY, formulates a lucid analysis of the context that lead to the FTX collapse, while detailing the important lessons that the crypto and larger economic market should learn and act on in the coming future. 

cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, regulation, blockchain, FTT, Bitcoin

Crypto monitor: crypto will change the payment industry

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Nov 2022

In a bid to gauge their interest in crypto infrastructure, tokens, and services, The Paypers and INNOPAY surveyed banks, payment institutions, vendors, and merchants. Their responses have been recorded in our Crypto Monitor.

cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, banks, blockchain, fintech, KYC, payments , AML

The Payments Industry Crypto Monitor

Report | Payments General | 22 Nov 2022

The Payments Industry Crypto Monitor full report outlines the recent trends and interest in crypto infrastructure, tokens, and services for businesses and institutions. The findings are based on a survey conducted by The Paypers and Innopay with financial industry participants. It highlights the drivers and barriers of crypto product adoption, the benefits crypto brings to payments/transactions, and the impact regulation and geopolitics play.

cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, payment processing, tokenization, blockchain, banks, fintech

Ukrainian pro-crypto groups to roll out roadmap for Web3

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Nov 2022

As presented by The Cointelegraph, Blockchain4Ukraine — a group of pro-crypto Ukrainian lawmakers — and the public union Virtual Assets of Ukraine (VAU) have revealed a joint roadmap for promoting and developing Web3 in the country.

web3, Russia Ukraine War, blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency

[VIDEO] Interview with Rhian Lewis - the author of The Cryptocurrency Revolution

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Nov 2022

The Paypers sat with Rhian Lewis - the author of ‘The Cryptocurrency Revolution: Finance in the Age of Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Tokens’ to learn more about the implications of these developments in finance.

cryptocurrency, blockchain, Bitcoin, tokenization, CBDC, online payments, banks, fintech