Moon Extension Allows to Pay With BTC at Amazon

It is worth noting that Amazon itself does not interact with crypto and Moon refuses to disclose which payment channels they use to convert BTC into Fiat
23 April 2019   323

Crypto-processing startup Moon announced the launch of a browser extension that allows to pay on Amazon with Bitcoins using any wallet that supports Lightning Network technology, CoinDesk reports. It is also possible to connect accounts on the Coinbase exchange for making calculations using the cryptocurrencies supported by it. Prior to that, about 250 people who had access to the beta software release could meet the possibilities of the wallet.

[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.
 

Ken Kruger

CEO, Moon

Moon Extension at Amazon Checkout
Moon Extension at Amazon Checkout

At the same time, Amazon itself does not interact with cryptocurrency. Moon refuse to disclose which traditional payment channels they use to convert Bitcoins into Fiat, which is then used to settle with sellers. According to their expectations, by 2020 the opportunity to pay for goods via the Lightning Network will be available “on almost all e-commerce sites,” regardless of their relationship to cryptocurrencies.

There’s no direct merchant integration. We’re integrating with the Visa and Mastercard networks and we get a cut of the interchange fees that merchants pay every time they receive a credit card transaction.
 

Ken Kruger

CEO, Moon

The extension is already available for download on the project website, but currently only supports Amazon.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   146

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.