Bitcoin goes mainstream in over 50,000 stores and digitally in Europe
By Joy Dumasia
Bitcoin Solutions, Inc. has partnered with Epipoli, a leader in the prepaid services market, to offer the BitCard, a Bitcoin Gift Card, in up to 50,000 retail locations and digitally throughout Europe.
The BitCard innovative platform resolves a key challenge impacting the cryptocurrency industry, providing customers with a secure, easy-to-use, custodial gateway for purchasing and redeeming Bitcoin. This newly inked partnership with Epipoli will enable customers in dozens of European countries to buy a BitCard at their local grocery stores, tobacconists, and newsstands using cash, debit cards, or other payment methods. The digital BitCard will also be available via Epipoli’s website.
The BitCard is available in increments of €100 and €250 and provides customers with an integrated, friendly, and secure solution for purchasing Bitcoin. Once purchased, the BitCard can be redeemed for Bitcoin via the website. The BitCard is also available for distribution in the USA.
Epipoli is a FinTech company, a market leader in prepaid services and engagement solutions in the retailing industry. In 2006, Epipoli introduced the Gift Cards in Italy and the prepaid payment network, including 400 Partners in over 50,000 points in Europe and more than 4 million consumers.
Gaetano Giannetto, CEO of Epipoli, said: “Epipoli is passionate about embracing technologies that provide our customers and partners with the flexibility they need to thrive. Our partnership with BitCard enables us to provide a uniquely valuable product that meets the evolving needs of our diverse customer base.”
Recently, IBS Intelligence reported that SurgePays, Inc., has completed the initial development on the newest version of its software platform, which enables a store owner to sell specific cryptocurrencies to customers with or without a bank account or credit card at local convenience and neighbourhood stores which are part of the Company’s 8,000-plus retail store network.
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