Bitcoin Startup Brings Lightning Network Payments to Amazon, Whole Foods

Bitcoin Startup Brings Lightning Network Payments to Amazon, Whole Foods

U.S.-based payments startup Fold has made Lightning Network payments possible at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber and other big name retailers. 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 that…

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‘Coffee for Bakkt’? Starbucks Equity Deal Will See Crypto-Based Payments, Source Claims

‘Coffee for Bakkt’? Starbucks Equity Deal Will See Crypto-Based Payments, Source Claims

An unknown number of shares has allegedly changed hands between Bakkt and Starbucks in return for payments support. New details about Starbucks’ partnership with United States cryptocurrency platform Bakkt suggest the coffee giant will accept Bitcoin (BTC)-based payments after an equity deal, cryptocurrency industry news outlet The Block reported on Mar. 4.Starbucks, which became known as a founding partner in Bakkt upon its unveiling in August last year, will reportedly support its software to…

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