New Businesses Accepting Bitcoin: Rakuten Logistics US, CloudFlare, Radical.FM and More
Let's see some more businesses keen on entering the fascinating world of cryptocurrency.
We've seen Subway franchises, clothing stores, and payment platforms recently starting to accept Bitcoin. Can it get any better than this? Absolutely! Let's see some more businesses keen on entering the fascinating world of cryptocurrency.
CloudFlare Plans on Accepting Bitcoin
Website optimization company, CloudFlare, has recently announced that it might start accepting Bitcoin. The announcement was made by Matthew Prince on a Reddit post, in May. When another Reddit user asked when they will accept payments by PayPal, Prince replied:
"A complete reworking of billing is scheduled for Q3. That will include PayPal (and Bitcoin)."
CloudFlare is a company that operates exclusively online. It specializes in helping websites run smoother, so it makes sense that they would consider Bitcoin for transactions sometime in the time. The cryptocurrency is more commonly known as "the currency of the Internet," considering it was created with the World Wide Web in mind. The announcement has stirred things up on Reddit, and many users were excited that CloudFlare will finally make a move towards cryptocurrency.
Medical Equipment Dealer supports and accepts Bitcoin
Increasingly more companies are embracing the cryptocurrency movement. But when unexpected businesses show interest, it suggests that the Bitcoin phenomenon is already spilling over to new markets.
Respiratory equipment dealer, Medical Support Products, has just released a press release mentioning that they're now accepting payments by Bitcoin for medical supplies and equipment. With over 25 years of experience in the field, the company writes:
"Medical Support Products expects Bitcoin and other Crypto-Currencies to continue to rapidly grow in popularity. The decision to accept Bitcoin, keeps Medical Support Products ahead of the curve of payment technology."
The company explained why they adopted the cryptocurrency mentioning that customers need an easy, fast, and convenient payment system along with the incredibly low fees Bitcoin has, which basically means that international customers won't have to pay colossal commissions to purchase medical supplies.
Rakuten Super Logistics U.S accepts Bitcoin
Formerly known as Webgistix, Rakuten Super Logistics U.S has just started accepting Bitcoin via BitPay. The company offers order fulfillment services for retailers, and because they had many customer requests for cryptocurrency adoption, they decided to give Bitcoin a chance. Referring to those emerging market who don't want to use online payment facilities and credit cards, CEO for Rakuten Super Logistics U.S says:
“We are working to apply this new technology to the benefit of market participants, especially those who can’t now easily access the global e-commerce marketplace.”
Japanese Pizza Place accepts Crypto
Founded in 2013, Japanese pizza place Two Dogs Taproom, serves impeccably crafted food and beer, in the most eclectic meeting spot in all Tokyo, Roppongi.
With over 20 beer varieties and delicious wood fired pizza, the Two Dogs Taproom now accepts Bitcoin. One Reddit user replied:
"Great place, craft beer, pizza, a pool table and Bitcoin!"
There's no doubt that Bitcoin is gaining tremendous popularity and businesses such as Two Dogs Taproom certainly understand that exchanging pizza and beer for Bitcoin could be a new recipe for success!
Metamorphosis Day Spa in New York City Accept Payments by Bitcoin
Located in the heart of Manhattan, Metamorphosis Day Spa claims to be the city's main relaxation center. Those who could use a little pampering and have some extra bitcoins to spare, should pay them a visit.
Some of their main services include facial peels, massages, waxing services, body treatments and more. The spa pride itself on providing innovative treatments, too, such as the GM Collin Hydrolifting Facial, Eminence Organic Facial, Green Peel Facial and others. Metamorphosis Day Spa is constantly trying to exceed the expectations of its customers. Adding Bitcoin as payment mode is just another way of providing customers with the best and most innovative services.
Largest Music Streaming Service to Date Accepts BTC
Streaming music service Radical.FM has just started accepting Bitcoin purely on a user-supported, voluntary basis, thus making it the largest in the industry to do so. The ad-free radio is looking to "change the economics of the streaming music game," according to the company.
Donations are processed by leading Bitcoin payment service provider, BitPay, and will be used to power the unique service provided by Radical FM. CEO of Radical.FM, Tom McAlevey, says:
"Bitcoin is redefining currency for the Digital Age just as Radical.FM is redefining radio. [...] So for Radical to pioneer Bitcoin acceptance in the streaming industry was a no-brainer, and BitPay is an experienced partner, secure, and well suited for making online donations.”
Radical's goal is to offer great music to the people. Thus far, music fans have access to a 25-million song library that's totally free and commercial-free. Apart from offering the most progressive service in the world, Radical compensates labels, artists, and composers for every streamed song. To maintain the service ad-free and free of charge, it welcomes donations from its devoted community on a "pay what you can" basis. McAlevey adds:
“Our service is user-supported. We exist because fans donate to Radical to support our mission to provide quality music to everyone, without commercial interruptions. [...] Bitcoin is the future. For some it is already the preferred way to make donations, which is why we’re excited to embrace the Bitcoin community and provide more opportunities for fans to support Radical.FM.”
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