ZipZap Teams Up With IDology to Streamline Customer Identity Process in the UK

ZipZap Teams Up With IDology to Streamline Customer Identity Process in the UK

In late 2013, global cash network ZipZap announced they'd be adding thousands of locations across the United Kingdom from which customers could buy bitcoin. In total, there are about 28,000 locations in the country where customers can make this happen, but before they do so they must undergo a KYC (know your customer) and AML (anti-money laundering) check to make sure they're not known criminals or using bitcoin to launder funds. The merchants at this locations are responsible for collecting the customers' National Insurance Numbers or Social Security Numbers to be verified, according to....


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Bitcoiners can now pay cash for bitcoins at 28,000 shops across the UK, thanks to a new service set up by ZipZap. The service enables people to head to their nearest ZipZap payment location, hand over cash and see bitcoins deposited in their wallets almost instantly. Currently available via Bittylicious, BuyBitcoin.sg and BIPS Market, the service will go live with ANXBTC and ANXPRO next week, followed by Kraken, CoinMKT and BTCX.se. Customers simply have to log into their accounts with one of these companies and select the cash payment option, they then choose the amount of bitcoins they....

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