France 25,000 Major Retail Stores to Accept Bitcoin in 2020
By the beginning of next year, a cryptocurrency payment system will be launched in France, which will allow customers to pay with bitcoins for purchases in more than 25 thousand retail stores..
The new network is a joint project of the Global POS provider, EasyWallet application and Easy2Play payment platform. With its help, customers will be able to pay for goods in bitcoins, and the system will automatically convert them into euros and immediately transfer them to the seller’s account. Digital asset exchange services will be provided by Deskoin and Savitar, which are now being accredited in accordance with local legislation..
The initiative has already been supported by 30 French retailers, including Decathlon, Sephora, Boulanger, Foot Locker, World House, Intersport, Cultura, Maisons du Monde and Norauto. Total cryptocurrency will begin to be accepted in more than 25 thousand retail outlets throughout the country.
According to Stefan Gian, CEO of Global POS, in the future, the partners plan to add support for altcoins to the platform..
This initiative reflects the positive attitude of EU residents towards digital currencies.. According to a study by ING Bank, 32% of Europeans are confident is that cryptocurrencies will become the basis of online payments of the future, and 27% are already ready to pay now by them.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Getty Images