Coinbase Segwit Implementation is on the Final Stage

According to official Twitter account of popular cryptocurrency company, SegWit compatible Bitcoin sends/receives will be available in the next few weeks
06 February 2018   585

Coinbase reported on the final testing of Segwit implementation for Bitcoin.

Many of our customers have been asking for SegWit, and we’re working out a way to implement this upgrade safely. We store billions of dollars worth of bitcoin on behalf of customers and any change to our infrastructure is done with significant planning and consideration for the security and stability of our platform.
 

Dan Romero

Vice President and GM, Coinbase

Earlier, bitcoin enthusiasts came crashing at Coinbase that it doesn't support SegWit to solve the problem of expensive and slow transactions in the bitcoin network. Some bitcoins-enthusiasts have blamed Coinbase in Bitcoin's full mempool.

CheapAir to Switch Bitcoin Payment Processor

Popular travel booking website leaves Coinbase for Bitpay
23 April 2018   106

CheapAir began Bitcoin acceptation back in 2013. It was a first global travel industry player to accept cryptocurrency.

We were recently informed by our processing partner, Coinbase, that they will no longer support 'custodial' solutions for merchants, and are removing a number of the tools and features that we rely on to accept bitcoin from CheapAir.com shoppers. These changes are scheduled to occur in a matter of weeks.
 

CheapAir Team

As company says, covertation of crypto to fiat is a key to companies ability to accept crypto.  Traditional airlines and hotel services accept only fiat currencies as payment.

It is also noted that it will accept other cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Litecoin as potentiotial options.

Our one giant concern is that Bitpay does not support 'non-payment protocol wallets' (wallets that aren't BIP-70 compliant). So if you do not have a compatible wallet, you would have to get one and use it as an intermediate stage for your Bitcoin payment.
 

CheapAir Team

However, while CheapAir said the integration with Bitpay has already completed, it foresees the adoption may not be smooth.