Amazon-Owned Twitch Quietly Brings Back Bitcoin Payments

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Amazon-owned, leading game streaming platform Twitch has enabled bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) payments again, Cointelegraph Brazil reports on June 25.

As Cointelegraph reported at the time, in March Twitch quietly removed bitcoin and bitcoin cash as payment options for subscriptions by removing Bitpay as a payment method. Per the report, Bitpay has been enabled again as a payment processor on the platform.

Bitcoin and bitcoin cash can be found as payment options in the section dedicated to the less common payment methods of the subscription payment page. The renewed enabling of those coins as payment options has not been announced on the company’s blog or in a press release.

Bitcoin — after trading sideways in the $3,000-$4,000 range for the first months of the year — has recently rallied and broke $13,000 yesterday. As of press time, bitcoin is down 5.47% on the day and up nearly 32% on the week.

Earlier today news broke that BitMEX, the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, saw record volumes across its operations as bitcoin hit $13,000.

As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, also San Francisco-based payments company Square has just made bitcoin deposits available on its popular Cash App platform.