Six Thousand South Korean Stores To Accept Crypto Payments By Q2 2018
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb partners with Pay's, a mobile payment provider, in making cryptocurrencies available to thousands of outlets nationwide.
There are around 200 franchise brands that will allow consumers to use the service to pay at 6,000 stores across South Korea.
Some of the brands are desert café Café Droptop, Sulbing, seafood buffet restaurant Todai & candle shop Yankee Candle.
The goal is to make cryptocurrencies available to 6,000 outlets in the first half of 2018 and 8,000 by the end of the year.
Coinbase Is Preparing To Acquire Earn.com - Its Largest Acquisition Ever
Earn.com is a platform that allows users to earn cryptos by completing microtasks such as replying to emails, completing surveys and registering for token airdrops.
According to reports, Coinbase is in talks with Earn.com who is planning to develop its own cryptocurrency which is the 'Earnable Token'.
Currently, Earn uses Bitcoin to pay its users for the tasks they make.
Tourism Board In Germany Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments
The German National Tourism Board (GNTB) announces that they are already accepting Bitcoin payments for its services.
With offices in 32 countries, GNTB promotes German travel destinations to travelers around the world.
GNTB also plans to integrate blockchain technologies in its international financial transactions processes.
The Chairperson of GNTB Petra Hedorfer said that this move will help them position themselves as an innovation driver in the tourism industry.