Cryptocurrencies in retail are becoming more practical as a payment form with new businesses accepting and now even selling bitcoin every year.
Canadian bitcoin users now have an additional 6,000 retail locations to purchase their favorite cryptocurrency, according to CryptoCoinNews.
As bitcoin transactions continue to expand, more and more consumers are looking for easy and practical ways to purchase bitcoins.
Thanks to bitcoin ATM maker BitAccess, Canadian consumers have access to a new bitcoin purchasing method.
BitAccess is based in Ottawa, and this week they detailed how customers will be able to purchase bitcoin at 6,000 retail locations. They'll do so with a ‘Flexipin’ voucher. The vouchers can be purchased with cash or a payment card, and they'll work like a gift card.
BitAccess said Flexipin is a "prepaid voucher that lets you top-up your accounts to make secure, hassle-free online payments. Because Flexepin are prepaid, the risk of having your identity and banking information exposed online is eliminated."
After a customer buys the Flexipin voucher from a cashier, they'll be given a receipt. Sixty seconds later, that receipt can be redeemed for the cash equivalent of the cryptocurrency that was purchased.
Flexipin vouchers will be sold in denominations of $10, $30, $50, $100 and $250.
BraveNewCoin reported that although purchases can be made anonymously, customers will need to have a BitAccess web account in order to redeem their coins.
BitAccess has also implemented a purchase cap of $250 worth of the cryptocurrency each day.
To redeem bitcoins after purchase, customers just need to log into their BitAccess account and type the code printed on their Flexipen voucher they received from their cashier.
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