Bitcoin News Mash-Up: ChangeTip Blockchain Plans; Bitcoin Pet Store; and More

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Bitcoin News Mash-Up

Following are the major Bitcoin news of the day

ChangeTip in Support of On-Chain Bitcoin Tipping

During one of his recent interviews, ChangeTip CEO Nick Sullivan opened up about the criticism his company routinely receives due to its centralized Bitcoin tipping services. He said that he personally was, and will remain to be, in favor of on-chain tipping, but that would simply make the transactions costly and slow. You can read the full post here.

New Pet Accessory Store Only Accepts Cryptocurrency Payments

CryptoPet, a newly launched pet accessory and apparel store, has decided to accept only digital currencies for its range of products. The store is listing all the prices in dollars and is charging an equivalent of it in Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Darkcoin and Litecoin. It has also partnered with CoinPayments.net to process altcoin payments, probably because it plans to add more cryptocurrencies to its checkout process in future. You can read the full post here.

Ripple Labs Adds Yet Another Ex-Fed

Cross-border payment company Ripple Labs recently hired Anja Manuel as a member to their strategic advisory group. The appointed lady is a former US State Department official and has played an active part in negotiating India-US Nuclear deal in past. Her role in Ripple Labs would literally help the company lobby its services among the mainstream economic houses. You can read the full report here.