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Cryptocurrency and bitcoin, a hot topic right now and it should come as no surprise to learn there are some excellent WordPress themes available. We collected some of the best Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin WordPress themes that help you to create and set up a beautiful website where your users buy and sell bitcoins on your[…]

SpicePay has started off the new year in a new space, in the heart of the booming London FinTech scene! Called the “European King of FinTech” by Forbes, London is widely regarded as Europe’s FinTech hub. This makes it a natural fit for SpicePay. How did we end up here, you might ask? We decided[…]

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel made headlines this week when it was announced that his venture capital firm, Founders Fund, purchased somewhere between USD$15 and $20 million in Bitcoin. The disclosure carries some weight, given that Thiel, along with his co-founders, had the foresight to start a digital payments service two decades ago. A man of[…]

The issue of how to process more transactions, quickly and cheaply, continues to be a hot topic in the cryptocurrency world. Earlier this year SegWit laid the foundation. The Lightning Network offers a potential solution. While blockchain technology is revolutionary, it still has drawbacks. Under the current system, transactions are processed according to the amount[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]