Valve has decided to start accepting Bitcoin payments on Steam in an attempt to expand the accessibility its digital distribution empire into emerging gaming markets such as India, China, and Brazil. By adding Bitcoin to the mix, Valve is making it easier for gamers who live in places where traditional payment options aren’t available to stock their online libraries.
Bitpay will handle the logistics of accepting the popular cryptocurrency through Steam. According to Bitpay, it was Valve that approached the company to make this possible so that it could “easily reach gamers in every market around the world,” and do … Read the rest
Just as we did last night, let’s kick things off with a chart. The chart below shows action in the bitcoin price across the last 48 hours or so, and has the levels that we outlined last night being the ones to watch still overlaid.
As you can see from the chart, having picked up strength throughout the majority of the week so far, bitcoin looks as though it is going to be heading to the close of the week down on its opening. Overnight saw a considerable and sustained sell off, and price carved out fresh weekly lows at … Read the rest
Anyone who has been a long-time user of Coinbase knows that the cryptocurrency startup hasn’t exactly always made it easy to buy Bitcoin.
In the early days you had to link your U.S bank account, verify it via two small deposits, and still wait up to five days for the Bitcoin to be sent to your wallet each time you made a purchase. Then, the company added instant purchases (which allowed you to receive the Bitcoin immediately), but only if you had a credit card linked to the account as a backup payment method.
But today that has finally changed, … Read the rest
Several cryptocurrency exchanges have announced their support for Ether trading, following its unprecedented growth in the past couple of months.
BitBay, Bitfinex, Coincheck, Bitso, CHBTC and many others integrated ETH to their list of supported currencies, saying that the amount of traction that Ethereum received recently was hard to ignore.
European Bitcoin exchange BTC-e is the latest to join this list. On Wednesday, it announced the addition of new trading pairs of currencies Ethereum and Dash. At present, BTC-e only offers ETH/BTC and DSH/BTC.
Dash, a second generation digital currency, has completed two years of its existence. It was officially
Unichange, an innovative P2P exchange provider, has announced the giveaway of free Unichange virtual debit cards to every customer ordering a Unichange plastic Bitcoin debit card. The virtual bitcoin debit cards can be used at Amazon, AliExpress and more outlets.
“In order to get free virtual debit card customer should order any plastic Unichange debit card”, Unichange said. “Virtual card will be issued in the same currency as the ordered plastic card. If customer orders 2 plastic cards (in USD and EUR currencies), 2 virtual cards (in USD and EUR currencies) will be issued to the customer free of
The European Union is not in a hurry to introduce Bitcoin regulations in its territory, decided the lawmakers earlier today. The news comes as a relief to many bitcoin users and businesses in the region.
After a long discussion about the introduction of Bitcoin regulations in the European Union, the lawmakers have decided not to snuff-out innovation in the segment by premature legal interference. This move comes as a relief for the regional Bitcoin ecosystem, which has recently gained impressive adoption in the recent days.
Bitcoin and its underlying technology have been making a lot of waves in the recent … Read the rest