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In addition to providing a payments platform for big clients such as Lyft, Facebook and Target, Stripe has been supportive of cryptocurrencies for several years. Today, Stripe reiterated its support for a viable digital currency, but said that bitcoin just isn't cutting it. Going forward, Stripe will no longer accept bitcoin as a payment method.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

In addition to providing a payments platform for big clients such as Lyft, Facebook and Target, Stripe has been supportive of cryptocurrencies for several years. Today, Stripe reiterated its support for a viable digital currency, but said that bitcoin just isn't cutting it. Going forward, Stripe will no longer accept bitcoin as a payment method.