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Paying in Crypto Becoming an Everyday Reality

Making cryptopayments an everyday reality has been the PumaPay vision since our inception. Just as the age-old phrase of “Rome wasn’t built in a day” cryptopayments started from humble beginnings. The origin of the first-ever crypto payment back in 2010 where an individual paid 10,000 BTC for 2 pizzas is infamous in the crypto industry, as those bitcoins have gone on to be worth …

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Microsoft Using Bitcoin Blockchain for Decentralized Identity

Microsoft announced on May 13 a preview of a Sidetree-based DID network, called Identity Overlay Network (ION) on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. DIDs are decentralized identifiers, “a new type of identifier for verifiable, ‘self-sovereign’ digital identity.” DIDs are under the control of the individual and no centralized authority or identity provider can access them.  What is ION?  According to Microsoft’s Identity Division senior program …

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