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February 12, 2020Blog Posts

BitPay partners Poynt to bring bitcoin payments to the streets

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BitPay is trying to finally bring bitcoin to the streets, inking a deal with point-of-sales terminal maker Poynt to enable cryptocurrency payments at more than 100,000 retailers around the world.

More than a decade after it arrived on the scene amidst claims it would take on fiat currencies and revolutionize payments, bitcoin has yet to make the jump into the mainstream.

BitPay is hoping to change this through the Poynt tie-up, which will see customers able to scan a QR code at checkout to pay merchants with bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and three stablecoins.

BitPay says its blockchain payment rails integrate seamlessly with Poynt’s smart terminals to make the checkout experience quicker, easier and more secure than paying with legacy methods like credit cards or cash.

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