Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Xsolla Accepting Bitcoin; Banks Experimenting with Blockchain; and More

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Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Xsolla Accepting Bitcoin; Banks Experimenting with Blockchain; and More

Following are the major Bitcoin news of the day

Xsolla Integrated BitPay to Accept Bitcoin Payments
The popular online games payment processor Xsolla recently partnered with BitPay in order to accept payments in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The announcement first came out on BitPay’s blog which mentioned Xsolla as an example to the entire gaming industry to come and accept the world’s cheapest, fastest, and most secure payment method – Bitcoin. It reads:

“Xsolla has shown its dedication to full flexibility in payment options for its gaming partnerships. The processor’s All-in-One Payments solution offers sites more than six hundred payment methods, allowing games to reach a global audience. Xsolla’s customers can now take advantage of a currency that is as equally global as the gaming community.”

Dutch Banks Experimenting with Blockchain Technology
Three Dutch banks – ING, ABN Amro and Rabobank – admitted that they are experimenting with the emerging blockchain technology to improve their existing payment systems. The announcement, which first became public via new RTL news network, reveled comments from the banks’ key representatives. For example, ING Global Transaction Services Manager, Mark Buitenhek said that their bank is hugely focusing on improving the speed of transactions. The bank’s spokesperson Robert Gunther further mentioned Bitcoin to be a vital technology when it comes to updating customer accounts in seconds.

“The question now is whether this would indeed be possible, and if so, at what risks. Apart from the functionality, our focus will always be on security as well,” he added.

Tor Users Get Access to SSL-Certified Blockchain.INFO’s Onion Address
Blockchain.INFO recently became the second website to ever receive a SSL website for their .onion address. According to the website, this event marks a great victory for privacy enthusiasts in the Bitcoin ecosystem, as it responds to growing concerns about the safety of using Bitcoin wallets while connected through a Tor network.

To contact the reporter of the story: Yashu Gola at yashu@forexminute.com