Bitcoin Rush to Amazon Just in Time for Musk’s Hyperloop – Futureq – April 23rd 2019

Bitcoin is about to be set loose on free two-day shipping, while a flamethrower company that doesn’t make flamethrowers prepares for hyperloop on today’s Futureq.



Lightning Strikes Amazon, and Bitcoins Fall Out

If you have bitcoin, you can begin using your lightning network to buy things on Amazon.  Here’ more from CoinDesk:

Bitcoin spenders can now use the lightning network to shop at e-commerce sites like Amazon.

Crypto payment processing startup Moon announced today that any lightning-enabled wallet can now also be used through Moon’s browser extension. Before this lightning feature, roughly 250 beta users already used Moon to spend crypto on e-commerce sites by connecting the browser extension to exchange accounts like Coinbase.

Moon CEO Ken Kruger told CoinDesk:

“[The extension] will pop up a QR code and it will have the lightning invoice, which you could also copy and paste if you can’t use the QR code for some reason, and you’ll be able to pay with your favorite lightning wallet. | Get the Full Story


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