Category: Payments

Western Union Partners With Crypto Wallet for Cross-Border Transfers

Crypto wallet provider has partnered with U.S. financial service company Western Union to enhance cross-border transfers to the Philippines. The partnership will grant over 5 million users access to both local and international payments transferred into their digital asset wallets. According to, the decision to partner with Western Union was based on […]

Bitrefill Adds Thor Turbo to Speed Lightning Connections

The crypto payment platform Bitrefill has announced an upgrade to its Thor service. The upgrade is dubbed “Thor Turbo,” and its expected to speed up the process of connecting to Bitrefill’s Lightning node, according to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. Bitrefill launched the Thor service in January 2019 as an on-demand Lightning channel […]

Zebpay Integrates Bitcoin Lightning Payments on Its Mobile App

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay now supports Lightning payments. The exchange announced the news via a blog post, where it claims to be the “first major exchange” to enable Lightning payments for its users. Per the report, Zebpay users can now login into their wallet and use their bitcoin balances to make micro-purchases for free. “Making […]

Blockstream’s Satellite Messaging API Is Now Available on Mainnet

Blockstream has launched its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) on mainnet. Essentially, this means users can now broadcast data via the company’s satellite network and pay with Lightning payments. No Internet? No Problem Blockstream’s satellite service was established with the aim of replacing the Bitcoin network’s dependence on land-based internet connections with actual satellites, […]