Dash partners with Latin American crypto exchange

Dash announced BitINKA partnership to let users from Latin America have access to Dash InstantSend functionality and secure low-cost transactions
08 January 2018   644

On January 8, Dash has made an announcement regarding an integration with Latin American exchange BitINKA, which is a platform of exchange of Bitcoins where the users can buy and sell in more than 10 different currencies from America and Europe.

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BitINKA is a leading Latin American cryptocurrency exchange, and now it is providing citizens across Central and South America access to buy and sell Dash using their local fiat currency.

As Dash continues to grow in relevance throughout the region, we think BitINKA can offer much-needed access for users. We plan to continue exploring new ways for Dash and BitINKA to collaborate further across the full suite of services BitINKA offers.

Ryan Taylor
CEO, Dash Core

Roger Benites, a chief executive officer of BitINKA, claimed that the global demand for cryptocurrencies is exploding and BitINKA is in demand for Dash, as Dash InstantSend transactions and low fees are outstandingly beneficial for users moving cryptocurrencies into and from the platform.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Dash:

  • Average price: $1 067,24
  • Marketcap: $8 330 959 242
  • 24h volume: $202 169 000

CheapAir to Switch Bitcoin Payment Processor

Popular travel booking website leaves Coinbase for Bitpay
23 April 2018   317

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.