Google May Introduce Bitcoin on New Payment System


Google and Square announced Thursday that they were working on new payment systems that would be able to accept Bitcoin. The move is expected to heat things up in the payments market in general, and with Apple Pay, in particular. Google is currently testing the new payment processing method that will be known as Plaso while Square is working on the hardware terminals. The Square terminal is in...

Free PEY 3D-Printed Bitcoin Payment Terminals Are Spreading Across Germany


Entrepreneur, Ricardo Ferrer Rivero has developed a working prototype of a 3D-printed Bitcoin payment terminal called PEY. The PEY terminal uses iBeacon technology, so that users who have the PEY app installed on their phone, will receive a push notification informing them that a local retailer accepts Bitcoin payments. Rivero's inspiration behind creating PEY was to make it even easier for...

The First Bionic Bitcoin Cyborg

Cyborg Hand

Martijn Wismeijer, founder of MrBitcoin, a Bitcoin ATM collective, has had two computer chips installed inside of his hands. On these chips, Wismeijer can store Bitcoin address private keys, create alarm clocks, and unlock doors. To inject the chips into his skin, Wismeijer used an xNTi injection kit, which places a chip into his skin using a syringe. According to The Telegraph, the pain from the...

Large Retailers Reject ApplePay to Create Own Mobile Payment App: CurrentC


A large number of merchants are actually building their own mobile payment app called CurrentC. As it turns out, it isn't just the Bitcoin community that has said "meh" to Apple's supposed new innovation in the mobile payments industry: ApplePay. While some companies, such as Best Buy and WalMart, have been very vocal in cutting out Apple as a middleman, others have taken more subtle steps...