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A New Challenger in the Bitcoin Merchant Processing Race #BIPS #WalletBit #Bitcoin

BIPS has an advantage here because it supports 42 different currencies for converting out of bitcoin at 2.5%, whereas BitPay supports 11 different currencies at 2% fee, and Coinbase offers cash-out only in U.S. dollars at 1% with strict limits. Additionally, the cost of conversion has to be looked at in conjunction with the merchant processing fees. On that score BIPS and Coinbase are free while BitPay charges 0.99%. So, for merchants choosing to store bitcoin with the processor rather than convert it to government currency, BIPS and Coinbase are zero charge. (For a merchant that takes in 10% or less of its monthly sales in bitcoin, storing it with the processor can be an inexpensive way to acquire the currency and have a market position.) Looking towards the future, barriers to entry are very low for the bitcoin merchant processing business. The differentiators for succes...

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