Welcome once again to our monthly blockchain bulletin! As always, BitPay is here to bring you the latest and greatest from the world of cryptocurrency. In addition, we're excited to highlight featured merchants from our crypto ecosystem. Let's delve into this month's top stories!

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Merchant Spotlight: Wrist Aficionado

Wrist Aficionado offers an exquisite array of luxury timepieces, all available for purchase with cryptocurrency via BitPay. Whether you’re captivated by the timeless elegance of Rolex or the intricate craftsmanship of Patek Philippe, Wrist Aficionado allows you to skip the waitlist and acquire the watch you truly deserve. Their collection showcases renowned brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, and more, with each piece reflecting unparalleled luxury.

Wrist Aficionado has embraced modern payment methods and proudly accepts cryptocurrency via BitPay, offering both convenience and flexibility.

Shop online or in-person at one of its locations in Miami and New York City. Wrist Aficionado's collection new and exciting watches like:

Richard Mille Bubba Watson Tourbillon RM38-02

Patek Philippe Nautilus Platinum Grey Dial Diamond Bezel 5711/110P-001

Charitable Spotlight: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Crohn’s & Colitis Giving Day is September 30, honoring 56 years since the Foundation was established in September 1967. Now through 9/30, all gifts up to a total of $56,000 will be matched! PLUS: Donate $56+ and receive an exclusive Giving Day hat!

Donate to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation with Crypto

Word of the Month: Coins and Tokens

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Coins and tokens are both types of cryptocurrencies, but they serve different purposes and have distinct origins. Coins, like Bitcoin or Ethereum, are native to their own blockchains and primarily function as a store of value or medium of exchange. In contrast, tokens are built on existing blockchains (like Ethereum's ERC-20 tokens) and can represent a wide range of assets or utilities, from governance rights to digital art.

Product Spotlight: BitPay supports PayPal USD (PYUSD)

BitPay has announced its support for PayPal's new stablecoin, PayPal USD (PYUSD), allowing users to spend PYUSD at supported merchants, hold it in BitPay's self-custody wallet, and even use it to buy gift cards. This integration aims to bridge traditional fiat currency with the Web3 environment, offering both consumers and businesses a stable and digitally native asset for transactions. Read more about BitPay’s support for PayPal USD (PYUSD).

Pay for Travel with Crypto

BitPay Travel is now open to all! In collaboration with Xeni, BitPay Travel allows crypto users to pay for flights, hotels, rental cars, and activities with their cryptocurrency. Get great prices on all of your travel bookings and get the added benefit of paying straight from your cryptocurrency wallet.

Web3 Highlight: RightOfTheDot Teams Up With Unstoppable Domains To Auction Premium Web3 Domains

The RightOfTheDot Online Digital Asset Auction, sponsored by Unstoppable Domains, is a highly anticipated event in the digital asset market. The auction will feature a handpicked selection of over one hundred lots containing premium Web3 domain names, all of which are never-before-released assets from Unstoppable Domains. Prebidding is already open and lots will begin to close on Oct 11, 2023, starting at 1:00 PM ET.

Please note that all monetary values for bids and sales are in US Dollars. Payment for winning lots can be made via ACH or Bank Wire transfer, by credit card, or through cryptocurrency via BitPay.com.

Place your bid for the perfect Web3 domain

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