curOn Monday, cryptocurrency payments provider Crypto.com announced a partnership with cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking platform Travala.com
Crypto.com is based in Hong Kong. According to the deal, Crypto.com’s payment app integrated onto the Travala.com website. As a result, it will become easier to use cryptocurrencies. As a reminder, previously, customers had to manually complete transfers using their wallets when seeking to make a transaction using cryptocurrencies.
Thanks to this agreement, 1 million users of this provider can now access 2 million accommodations in 230 countries.
Importantly, Travala.com customers can use Crypto.com Pay to make payments in Bitcoin as well as Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, and Crypto.com’s token. As a result, Travala.com now accepts payments via credit card, Crypto.com Pay, PayPal, or 25 different cryptocurrency assets.
Co-founder and CEO Kris Marszalek talked about this partnership. According to Marszalek Travala is a well-known brand in the cryptocurrency community.
Moreover, Crypto.com is working in this direction. This cryptocurrency payments provider is actively pursuing additional partnerships to expand its network.
Payments provider is developing, and in the last two weeks, it launched support for two new stablecoins.
Also, on February 27, TrustToken formed a partnership launching TUSD payments via Crypto.com’s Visa card.
Ukraine and Crypto mining
Another news connected with cryptocurrency comes from Ukraine. The prosecutor’s office in Kyiv charged an IT staffer at Ukraine’s State Judicial Administration.
Based on the information, the unnamed individual took advantage of the equipment and internet bandwidth allocated for the court documents database and Judiciary web portal. This employee used this equipment to mine cryptocurrency from January to May 2018.
He reportedly used workplace servers to host external websites, including three online stores, as well as the website for motorcycle fans. Based on the information provided by the prosecutor’s office. This is not the first case when the employees are using equipment for illegal crypto mining.