EBay, as the world’s biggest web marketplace and operator of a global payments service, is the most significant business to date that’s embraced bitcoin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

EBay ’s PayPal service will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world’s second-biggest internet payment network to virtual currency transactions(...)

Some 20 million transactions a month go through Ziosk’s tabletop tablet system. photograph: matt rainey/new york times

An idea came to Ronald M Shaich, chief executive of Panera Bread, as he was driving his children to school about four years ago: What if everyone coul(...)

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California

As Stripe readies for further European expansion, the company has announced a round of investment that values the company at $1.75 billion only thr(...)

Google’s decision to shut down its web-based payments system, Google Checkout, is being seen as a “clever” if inevitable move by ecommerce expe(...)