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An open, staff-driven window into exciting developments, upcoming opportunities, and lessons learned in developing enterprise-grade infrastructure for bitcoin.

Bitcoin for Campaign Donations

July 24th, 2014

The FEC recently ruled that bitcoin can be accepted as a donation by political campaigns and organizations. BitPay has been working on taking full advantage of this ruling.

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Copay (beta), An Open Source Multisig Wallet

July 9th, 2014

BitPay is pleased to announce Copay, an open source, multi-signature wallet. Copay was born out of our own need to securely store Bitcoins and we felt it needed to be shared. We believe that multi-signature technology will play an important role in helping people secure their bitcoins against loss or theft. We also believe it is essential for wallet technology to be open source and peer reviewed.

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BitAuth, for Decentralized Authentication

July 1st, 2014

Today, BitPay is excited to announce our proposal for a new passwordless authentication protocol, based on the same cryptography used in the Bitcoin protocol. By eliminating server-side storage of passwords, we can drastically reduce the impact of a compromised server.

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ESPN and BitPay Enter 3-Year Deal To Produce NCAA Bowl Game

June 18th, 2014

Today we are happy to announce a 3-year partnership with ESPN Events to create an amazing bitcoin event for sports fans, families, and television audiences. The Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, which people might nickname the “Bitcoin Bowl”, will be part of the NCAA post-season college football bowl schedule through 2016.

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Elizabeth Ploshay Joins Our Team

June 11th, 2014

It is a privilege to join BitPay’s team today as an Account Manager. Leaving Bitcoin Magazine was a difficult decision to make but a necessary step. This change will allow me to concentrate my time on expanding the Bitcoin user-base and fully support the work of the strongest Bitcoin company, BitPay.

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Payment Protocol for Wallets

June 9th, 2014

BitPay supports the Payment Protocol for all of our merchants. We recommend using a wallet that does the same. Hive Wallet now uses the Payment Protocol.

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Bitcoin Buys Big-Ticket Items

May 23rd, 2014

Bitcoin has been facilitating some pretty hefty transactions recently. Businesses that sell expensive items are beginning to accept bitcoin to increase their profit margin. Here are a few places where you can spend some large chunks of coin.

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BitPay's Office Grand Opening Celebration

May 21st, 2014

The grand opening celebration of our new headquarters in Atlanta was a fantastic experience. The BitPay staff was joined by industry colleagues, media and other invited guests to a delicious meal and a fantastic reception to celebrate our new 8000 square foot office space in Buckhead.

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Plan Your Next Bitcoin Vacation

May 20th, 2014

Summer has finally arrived! Whether you are planning a family vacation, romantic getaway, or a wild adventure this summer, BitPay has got you covered. Looking for something fun to do? Check out these amazing vacation destinations who all accept bitcoin via BitPay.

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Spend Bitcoins in Amsterdam at Bitcoin 2014

May 14th, 2014

If you’re planning on joining us at Bitcoin 2014 in Amsterdam, we thought it’d be helpful if you knew where you could spend your bitcoin while in the city. Here’s a list of places that accept bitcoin in Amsterdam!

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Introducing the BitPay Test Environment

May 13th, 2014

Today, we’re making it easier than ever to get started with the BitPay API with the introduction of the BitPay test environment. The BitPay test environment is a scalable, production-like environment that exactly mirrors our world-class payment-processing platform.

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BitPay Signs RevPar Guru

May 12th, 2014

We’re excited to announce our partnership with RevPar Guru, enabling the world’s first and only Bitcoin-compatible booking engine. Small hotels to large international hotel chains can now accept bitcoin quickly and easily as a form a payment through RevPAR Guru.

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Accept Bitcoin for Political Campaign Donations

May 12th, 2014

The Federal Election Committee (FEC) recently determined that political campaigns are allowed to accept bitcoin donations. BitPay makes it easy for political campaigns to accept Bitcoin. We are excited about the FEC ruling, and expect to be working with many more political campaigns in the near future.

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Merchant Spotlight: SendOwl

May 5th, 2014

With over 30,000 merchants, we are happy to announce SendOwl as one of our newest to sign up to accept bitcoin. We wanted to share a bit about this company and their reasoning for accepting bitcoin with BitPay!

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Bitcoin Wallets and Decentralization

April 7th, 2014

At BitPay, we are strong proponents of individual privacy and control over one’s own bitcoin holdings. Open, resilient financial systems are absolutely critical to growth and development, and bitcoin makes entirely new levels of financial security possible.

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BitPay opens European Headquarters in Amsterdam

April 2nd, 2014

We’re happy to announce our new European Headquarters in Amsterdam. This office will handle sales, implementation and merchant support for BitPay’s 7,000 merchants in Europe, with the goal of acquiring and serving 30,000 merchants in Europe by the end of 2014.

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BitPay Launches Rebranding

March 31st, 2014

We’ve been hard at work building powerful infrastructure for the next wave of bitcoin adoption. Today we’re releasing a part of that work- a rebranding and design overhaul.

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Introducing Bitcore

February 14th, 2014

We’re launching a new open source Bitcoin project called Bitcore, making it easier than ever to build things that interact with the real Bitcoin network.

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