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Domain Name Wire reported that Amazon registered three new domain names related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies – “amazonethereum.com”, “amazoncryptocurrency.com” and “amazoncryptocurrencies.com” – on October 31. This is in addition to “amazonbitcoin.com,” which it registered back in 2013. Nobody knows why, and Amazon isn’t talking. It’s possible that Amazon’s only intention is to prevent someone else […]

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Every time it seems the Bitcoin price couldn’t possibly climb any higher, it exceeds expectations. Earlier this year Bitcoin made headlines, with analysts predicting that it could go up to $3000. It did, much sooner than most people imagined. A few months later, $5000 and up became the norm. This week, a week-long surge culminated […]

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The bitcoin fork back on August 1 was the culmination of a dispute over how to scale bitcoin – a long skirmish some have called a “Bitcoin Civil War.” The lack of consensus led to a fork, which is when a cryptocurrency splits into two separate cryptocurrencies. This summer’s fork led to the creation of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The issue of bitcoin scalability has been a persistent one, and the subject of heated debate, for some time. While bitcoin’s price soared to new heights and users multiplied, the question loomed: How can it be scaled? Let’s look at the basics. Bitcoin uses blockchain technology. A blockchain is essentially a distributed database for an […]

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Entrepreneurs are naturally drawn to Bitcoin. They are original thinkers, typically unconventional and often visionary. They’re perfectly comfortable taking the road less traveled. They may even prefer it. To them, a decentralized, purely digital currency simply makes sense in an increasingly globalized and digitized world. Business owners and entrepreneurs have been among the first to […]