Now you’ll be able to spend your whole crypto wallet at Whole Foods, and soon you may be able to bid on CryptoKitties at eBay. Growing adoption of cryptocurrency payments by mainstream companies was the big theme that emerged on the first day of Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 13. The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini announced that major retailers—ranging from Whole Foods to Nordstrom’s—were accepting crypto payments. Meanwhile, online marketplace eBay teased it may soon take virtual currencies with ads and a show sponsorship.
Coca-Cola Amatil Invests in Crypto Payments Firm Centrapay
Consumers can already use Centrapay’s wallet app to pay at more than 2,000 Coca Cola vending machines with over 100 cryptos
“Amatil’s customers can use their Sylo Smart Wallet at any one of our 2,000+ vending machines with a QR code payment sticker,” said Alex Remington, head of Amatil X. “These are located across New Zealand and Australia and will accept payments in cryptocurrency or other digital assets with a scan of your phone’s camera when Sylo Smart Wallet is installed.”
PornHub embraces Bitcoin, Litecoin
The world’s largest porn site now supports Bitcoin and four altcoins as a payment method
The announcement follows the April 2018 PornHub partnership with privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Verge, which resulted in the coins being accepted by the website as a payment option. In November 2019, PayPal cut off payments to PornHub’s 100,000 webcam models, which resulted in the price of Verge rising by 33%.
Bitcoin Pizza Day: 10 years on, $91M pies
A booming bitcoin and the adoption of blockchain technology by multinational corporations, leading financial institutions, and even governments shows how far Satoshi Nakamoto’s dream has come
It’s Friday, May 22, 2020, and two pizza pies cost $45.90 at Stromboli's, across from my apartment in New York City. But 10 years ago, in Florida, two pies from Papa John’s cost Laszlo Hanyecz about $41—or 10,000 bitcoins, which is how he paid. And how Bitcoin Pizza Day was born.