Bitcoin Payments Now Open to Over 32 Million NFC-Enabled Merchants

Bitcoin Payments Now Open to Over 32 Million NFC-Enabled Merchants

Spending Bitcoin is a critical part of making the digital currency a mainstream form of payment over the next few years. Up until this point, consumers had very little options to spend Bitcoin in physical locations, unless they own a Bitcoin debit card. That situation has come to change, now that mobile app Plutus lets people tap & pay with Bitcoin wherever NFC payments are accepted. Contactless payments are gaining popularity all over the world, as mobile solutions – such as Apple Pay and Android Pay – rely on NFC communication to transmit payment details. Additionally, plastic card....


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These past days, I have done a lot of thinking about Bitcoin that ended up with me investing all of the money I had saved and all that I can borrow into the currency.

Rick Falkvinge, IT Enterpreneur, Politician. Founder of the Swedish pirate party