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bitcoin price bitcoin milestone

The Bitcoin price hitting $5000 was once a prediction that only the most bullish would make. In September, it happened, making history. Remember: Just over four months ago, in June, history was made when it hit $3000. Here we are in October and $5000 is already, well, history. This morning the Bitcoin price climbed to […]

blockchain payments cryptocurrency

Blockchain payments are the road ahead for SpicePay, and the journey has begun. We have always been cryptocurrency multi-taskers, providing a variety of exchange services and (more recently) payment processing services, with an emphasis on Bitcoin. In the past year or so we expanded further into blockchain merchant services by popular demand, and demand keeps […]

cryptocurrency, bitcoin, ico ban

China’s ICO ban was enacted on September 4, when the central bank declared ICOs an “illegal public finance” mechanism. The ban means that Chinese start-ups will not be able to raise funds through an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), where capital comes in the form of cryptocurrency. It does not mean that cryptocurrency developers and service […]

bitcoin milestone bitcoin price

This historic Bitcoin milestone was predicted by Bitcoin proponents well in advance. To some, it was only a matter of time. Others are aiming much higher. None of which dulled the excitement when the Bitcoin price reached an all-time high of $5000 USD per BTC on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index on September 1! 2017 […]

bitcoin scaling segwit

The question of Bitcoin scaling is finally settled: On August 24 SegWit was activated! This is a major technical milestone, and a cause for celebration in the bitcoin community. Developers now have the ability to use the new protocol, which is expected to improve transaction speed and security – and lower fees. To give you […]

ecommerce accepting bitcoin

We’ve been pleased to welcome a growing number of merchants and freelancers who want to start accepting Bitcoin for their goods and services. It’s a smart move, and SpicePay makes it surprisingly simple with free, easy-to-use plugins. We are continuously developing our menu of plugins to give SpicePay merchants plenty of choices, and recently added […]

bitcoin payments, accept bitcoin

PrestaShop merchants, we have news for you: SpicePay now has a simple plugin for PrestaShop that allows you to accept Bitcoin. It’s extremely easy to integrate. All you need to do is download and install. No coding or developer skills required. Just like that, in minutes, you can start accepting bitcoins in addition to any […]

bitcoin boom bollywood

Bollywood is seeing a Bitcoin boom. Celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, R. Madhavan, Huma Qureshi Neha Dhupia, Vir Das, Nargis Fakhri, and Prachi Desai have all been expressing enthusiasm for it. They are fascinated with the cryptocurrency concept, and positive about Bitcoin’s growth potential, judging by the hubbub on social media. In particular, “bitcoin […]

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August 1  has come and gone, and SpicePay made it through the drama that divided the bitcoin community. Following a brief security hold, we’re back in the bitcoin business, with all services in good operating order. Your patience during this odd little interval is appreciated. So what exactly happened? As you’ll recall from recent SpicePay […]

bitcoin software blockchain fork

On August 1, changes to Bitcoin software will go into effect. This is due to a long debate within the bitcoin community about bitcoin scaling – how to support more transactions without further slowing down the network. For more details, please see our related blog posts from earlier this month (July 19 and July 26). […]