29 May '17, 3am

Japan's BITPoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to Retail Outlets - Bloomberg

BITPoint Japan Co. , the company behind Peach Aviation Ltd. ’s move to let travelers use bitcoin to pay for tickets , is planning to give hundreds of thousands of Japanese retail outlets the ability to accept the digital currency. “We’re holding discussions with a retail-related company,” Genki Oda, BITPoint’s president, said in a recent interview. “By going through a company providing payment terminal services to shops, we have the possibility of increasing its use at one stroke. It’s easier than talking to lots of individual retailers.” Genki Oda. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg BITPoint is joining a flurry of companies embracing regulations , enacted in Japan last month, that recognize digital currencies as a form of payment. That has helped to make yen trades one of the world’s largest transaction pools, exceeding China’s pole position at the end of 2016, according to...

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