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Japan is on the brink of getting 260,000 Bitcoin-compatible merchants after new deals with major retailers.
Fifty shops in Hannover have signed up to Pey's beacon powered merchant and customer Bitcoin system. The app and hardware system is fighting to make Bitcoin payments easier for both parties to process, but faces strong competition from NFC developments from Circle.
A major mobile payment processor in Romania, Netopia mobilPay, has just added Bitcoin support to its payment platform. That means that all 6,000 Romanian merchants who are set up with mobilPay are now accepting cryptocurrency overnight, with no development or strategy costs on their part.
New places accepting bitcoin: Beer Gardens, Dash Cams and More
The excitement around PayPal’s first foray into Bitcoin via Braintree is barely over, but now the company has announced its merchants will be able to opt to accept Bitcoin as payment – from today.
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