31 Mar '15, 2pm

Rakuten Announces Multi-sig Escrow Support and 30% #Bitcoin Discount

Rakuten Announces Multi-sig Escrow Support and 30% #Bitcoin Discount

Rakuten , the largest online retailer in Japan, recently announced their intention to accept bitcoin as a means of payment. Well, the wait is over and shoppers can purchase goods on the US version of the Rakuten website via bitcoin starting today. This is the first step towards the e-commerce giant’s global rollout plan for bitcoin. In addition to announcing their acceptance of the digital currency, Rakuten has also claimed shoppers will get $30 off if they spend $100 or more when they pay with bitcoin over the next week. Rakuten.com president comments on bitcoin In addition to the official announcement related to Rakuten’s new bitcoin integration via payment processor Bitnet , Rakuten.com President Fumio Kobayashi stated, “Bitcoin turned the Internet into a secure, seamless global payment network. By integrating with Bitnet we are now offering consumers the industry stand...

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