March 31, 2015

Global e-commerce site is now accepting Bitcoin as payment by integrating Bitnet’s payment processing platform.

December 29, 2014

With innovative players entering the fold and the U.S. payments infrastructure upgrade well under way, the industry is poised for a shift over the next several years. As such, I expect the following trends will dominate the retail payments industry in 2015.

October 7, 2014

Acromobile, a provider of SaaS mobile engagement software, and Bitnet, provider of a digital commerce platform for processing Bitcoin payments, are integrating Acromobile Payments with Bitnet’s platform to offer merchants the ability to accept Bitcoin payments.

September 30, 2014

With major credit card breaches recently confirmed at a number of America's largest retailers, payment security has become a serious problem almost overnight.

September 23, 2014

PayPal has made its first direct entry into the virtual currency space.

September 8, 2014

Braintree, PayPal’s payments processor subsidiary, will let its merchants start accepting Bitcoin over the coming months.

August 20, 2014 will allow international customers to pay in Bitcoin, beginning on Sept. 1.

August 6, 2014

Global Payments Inc. has signed a referral agreement with BitPay, a provider of business solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency.

July 23, 2014

Recent innovations in digital payments have helped move e-commerce from just online on desktop browsers to mobile and social, which has opened new channels for retailers to drive revenue and gain loyalty. But more channels have also opened the door to new challenges.

July 1, 2014 Inc. will begin accepting Bitcoin payment this fall.

July 1, 2014

Newegg is partnering with BitPay to accept Bitcoin payments on The company’s registered customers can now pay using Bitcoin through BitPay.

March 3, 2014

As I have previously expressed in this column, I am a Bitcoin skeptic. The recent news that major global Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suddenly disappeared, possibly due to losing as much as $350 million to fraud allowed by a computer glitch, reinforced my reservations about Bitcoin and similar electronic currencies.

March 3, 2014

Mt. Gox, the Japan-based global bitcoin platform which unexpectedly went offline on Feb. 25, 2014, has filed for bankruptcy and publicly stated that hackers may have stolen as much as $500 million worth of bitcoins from the company and its users.

February 25, 2014

Major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has reportedly gone offline with no advance notice or explanation.

January 28, 2014

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has brought federal money laundering charges against two men involved in exchanging Bitcoin virtual currency.

December 30, 2013

Bitcoin digital wallet service Coinbase is releasing two new apps intended to spread the acceptance of Bitcoin payment by retailers. The Coinbase Merchant application handles POS functionality, including offline, while Coinbase for Android 2.0 features a new UI along with improved speed, reliability, and ease of use.

December 28, 2013

Online discount retailer plans to let shoppers pay with the digital currency Bitcoin starting in June, according to the New York Times.

December 2, 2013

Bitcoin, the nearly anonymous, peer-to-peer online currency, has been getting attention lately. The attention has not been necessarily positive, as bitcoin was the preferred currency of the recently closed down Silk Road “darknet” site that served as a virtual global marketplace for narcotics and other illegal goods.