Today in the Connected Economy: Stripe Signs Twitter

Today in the connected economy, Stripe begins supporting cryptocurrency payments on its Connect platform, adding Twitter as its first customer.

Also, Snap partners with Disney World for an offer tied to the park’s 50th anniversary, and smart kitchen technology platform Fresco raised $20 million in a funding round led by a trio of international appliance brands.

 

Stripe Rolls out Crypto Payment Capabilities, Signs Twitter on as First User

Payments processor Stripe has added support for cryptocurrency payments on its Stripe Connect platform, with Twitter signing on as its inaugural customer.

For now, payments will be made in Circle’s USD Coin, the second-largest dollar-pegged stablecoin, with support for other cryptocurrencies soon to follow, Stripe CEO John Collison wrote on Twitter.

Stripe Crypto Product Manager Karan Sharma said on the company’s blog that the product is aimed at “creators, freelancers, sellers and solopreneurs,” adding…

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