BitPay is continuing to impress with its unprecedented growth as it has announced that they have opened its European Headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This appears to be just the latest move by BitPay as part of an aggressive growth strategy to bolster its presence on the European continent where it is currently serving over 7,000 merchants with the goal to raise that number to 30,000 by the end of 2014.
Moe Levin who has joined BitPay as the company’s European Director of Business Development will head the new European office. He speaks five languages and has several years of Bitcoin experience, most recently as a conference organizer in Amsterdam and Miami, according to BitPay’s official blog statement.
“Being Bitcoin ready is about more than accepting bitcoin, it’s about being ready for the future,” says Levin.
Another addition to the BitPay team is Pieter Poorthuis as the Senior Sales Engineer who will handle sales and customer implementation in the Eurozone. Previously, Piter was in charge of implementing ING’s mobile payment products.
New Board Member
Finally, Marcel Roelants also joined BitPay’s Board of Advisors. Marcel is a former General Manager of MasterCard in the Netherlands and was previously Managing Director of General Electric in Belgium where he managed 170 people.
“As the world of payments is changing rapidly, being on the forefront, BitPay offers technology and support to merchants,” says Roelants. “Establishing its headquarters in Amsterdam is a great way to be closer to its European customers.”
BitPay is known for their ultra-lean staff, which now totals at 33 people with these two latest additions.
Looking to the Future
BitPay has been prolific to say the least in recent days as it participated at the Dutch Bitcoin Meetup
on April 2nd with plans to exhibit at the NextWeb conference on April 24th and 25th and serve as the sponsor for BitCoin Foundation’s BitCoin 2014
conference in Amsterdam.
BitPay’s recent expansion is not only indicative of the company’s growing presence on the global market as a key Bitcoin payment service provider, but of the ever-increasing demand for facilitating Bitcoin exchange and digital currency in whole.
The found and CEO of BitPay, Tony Gallippi, commented:
“The launch of our new brand and logo aligns with our open-source culture. It’s also an exciting time in the Bitcoin space and with the opening of our new office in Amsterdam, we are looking to hire the world’s best developers to build the world’s best payment system.”
The launch of the new headquarters is indicative not only of BitPay’s growing presence on the global market as a key Bitcoin payment service provider, but of the ever-increasing demand for facilitating Bitcoin exchange and digital currency in whole. Oh, and they got a new logo
With their recent power play moves, it will be interesting to see if BitPay will evolve into a major player on the global payment service market.
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