Bitcoin Startup Brings Lightning Network Payments to Amazon, Whole Foods

United States-based payments startup Fold has made Lightning Network (LN) payments possible at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber and other big name retailers. The news was revealed in an official blog post published on July 10. As previously reported, the Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network is a second-layer solution to bitcoin’s scalability limitations, opening payment channels between users…

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In the Daily: Bitcoin Cash on Amazon Show, Bitwarden, Coinbin, Huobi Australia

In this edition of The Daily we cover an Amazon Prime show that features Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the open source password manager Bitwarden that now accepts crypto payments, a declaration of bankruptcy by Coinbin and the closure of Huobi’s Australian office. Also Read: Hong Kong Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsuper Shifts Focus to Institutional Investors Bitcoin Cash…

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Amazon and Walmart Stock in Danger? India Tightens E-Commerce Rules

Last month, India implemented new regulations for foreign e-commerce firms including Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, placing pressure on the two conglomerates. According to Mukesh Aghi, the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum president, the abrupt change in e-commerce regulations can pose a severely negative impact on the growth of U.S. companies in India. Are Amazon and Walmart…

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Demand for Blockchain Engineers Has Grown 400% Since End of 2017, Report Says

The average earnings of a blockchain engineer have soared to between $150-175,000 per year, CNBC reported Oct. 21, citing Hired’s 2018 State of Salaries Report. Far higher than the $135,000 average software engineer salary, the figure puts blockchain engineers in the same pay bracket as artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, as the pace of blockchain recruitment…

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