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Bitcoin Payments Remain in Their Infancy but There Are Green Shoots Everywhere
Can cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and CBDCs coexist as methods of payment? Industry leaders shine a light on the future of crypto payments. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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NFT Subscriptions Are Better Paywalls
Turning subscriptions into a bearer asset is better for everyone, says our media columnist. This article is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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Bitcoin Payments: The Beginning of Something Extraordinary
Why the first cryptocurrency needs a scaling layer, and the possibilities the Lightning Network opens up. This article is part of Payments Week.
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Can Crypto Deliver on Private Transactions in Cashless World?
From personal autonomy to zk-Snarks – the tools and actions that might ensure privacy in this increasingly digital age.
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Mexican Remittances Are the Continent’s Largest; Crypto Companies Want a Cut
Bitso, Coinbase and Circle have launched new services tapping into the steady money flow between Mexico and the United States, and taking on established players like Western Union. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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Crypto, Cannabis and SAFE Banking
Better banking regulation must pass, but why wait for banks to protect cannabis when crypto offers solutions today? This post is part of Payments Week.
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The Future of Crypto Payments Will Be Centralized
Custodial wallets will be the lynchpin of retail crypto payments, says the co-founder of Flexa. This post is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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Lightning Payments Come to Mobile Games, Fueling Bitcoin Adoption
THNDR CEO Des Dickerson sees gaming as fertile ground for layer 2 payments and a big avenue for bringing new Bitcoiners into the fold. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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Fast, Fluid, Frictionless Payments Are the Future
But what does it take for a technology to really break through? This article is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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The Lightning Network Is Bringing Payments Back to Bitcoin
The Lightning Network, which enables small and instant bitcoin payments, is getting bigger and more useful. Here's a state of play. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.
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