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Bitcoin payments, who accepts them?

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Bitcoin payments, Holytransaction

Cryptocurrencies skyrocked in 2017.

Everybody has heard for sure some friends speaking about it or read news about blockchain revolutionary potential.

The topics mostrly discussed are the highs and lows of crypto prices, the volatility of it, the mindblowing innovation and projects, the best places where buy cryptos or authority’s point of view on them.

But here’s one of the most interesting topics, that sometimes is left unexplored:

Who is actually accepting Bitcoin payments?

This is a very good question which can give a more thoroughful perspective on how companies look at the crypto-world; and that can help everyone understanding the potential spread of the blockchain philosophy.

In fact companies like Shopify, Subway, and Tesla have fully accepted Bitcoin payments, and you can pay for any of their products or services with them. However, even if a company doesn’t support Bitcoin, there are some creative ways to buy their best products with it. For example, Gyft.com will help you buy Nike shoes with Bitcoin, while Expedia has embraced this cryptocurrency altogether.

To better understand who accepts bitcoin payments, we are happy to share with you this amazing infographic provided by our friends of 16Best.net

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Switzerland to accept Bitcoin for Public Services

Zug to accept Bitcoin

Zug, city ubicated in Switzerland, announced it will accept bitcoin payments for public services. 
This is a pilot project to test the efficiency of the digital currency. This test will start on July 1st and will continue for the whole year.
Zug was probably chosen because it is the Swiss financial centre that has a good reputation for its low taxes. 
This project appeared on the official website of Zug. Here the initiative is described as a way to test the bitcoin use for public obligations that cost 200 francs, or almost 0.44 BTC at the moment. 
An official press release of this Switzerland city comments:
“The pilot project of the city government is initially limited to 200 francs on chargeable services the residents of the city train. The end of 2016 we will conduct an analysis of lessons learned. Then…the city council will decide if bitcoins and most other digital currencies are to be accepted as payment for other urban services in the future.”

Will this idea succeed?

This idea is not so new, as several cities and states have tested this method of payment during the last years, but it didn’t succeed. 
Also, it is important to remember that Switzerland has lots of startups in its country: for example Xapo, ShapeShift and Monetas are located in Zug. 

The city mayor is very upbeat 

The city mayor Dolfi Müller commented in a post:
“We want to express our openness to new technologies and expressed early on your own experiences. And we will invite to exchange ideas with the City Council FinTech companies in the region train. Our goal is to meet their needs for optimal development in our living and economic environment in more detail.”

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How to study with Bitcoin payments

Pay with Bitcoin at Cevro University in Prague

Bitcoin at University

From now on students from all around the world can pay with bitcoin for their university – if they decide to move in Prague.
In fact, the CEVRO Institute University in Prague has announced that it will accept bitcoin among their allowed methods of payment.
Recently the Greek University of Nicosia, Draper University of California, the University of Cumbria and King’s College in the UK started to accept the cryptocurrency. 

Why in Prague

The University rector Josef Šíma explained to Cointelegraph:
“As a first school in the Czech Republic we have opened unique Oxford style PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics) taught by a team of Czech and foreign professors in English and accepted many foreign students from US and Canada to India and China. One of them asked about the possibility to pay his tuition in bitcoin. And because we have hosted in past several lectures and conferences about this exciting new phenomenon and as a part of the PPE, and we will have courses dealing with alternative monetary schemes, free banking and cryptocurrencies, it was a really easy decision.”
The Prague University, in fact, was the first university to create the PPE class to allow its students to study the connections between Bitcoin and philosophy, politics and economy. 
Fees in bitcoin will be calculated based on the current bitcoin price.

Bitcoin worldwide recognition

The acceptance of bitcoin by public institutions could be an important step for the recognition and the increase in popularity of Bitcoin.
We do not want merely to teach about the beauty of markets, modern technologies and innovation, we want to be innovators ourselves! We want to actively use most modern technologies and offer our students new opportunities which technologies made available” Šíma explained.

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Visa is working on a secure and scalable Blockchain

The American multinational financial services corporation Visa annonuced its “secure and scalable” blockchain project.
To do so, Visa opened a position for software engineers who have to “explore and develop technologies that are critical to the payments industry in the future”, as stated in the job advertisement. 
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Job Description

The researches will cover three key areas: data analytics, security and future of payments, so the team will work on develop a sort of proof-of-concept for the Visa blockchain network

“Working on Future of Payment research at Visa is a unique opportunity at a time when the payments industry is undergoing a digital transformation with data as a critical differentiator. We offer you the opportunity to be at the center of innovation in the payments industry and unleash the power Visa technologies and massive data in innovating the future of payment concept.”


The perfect candidates must have programming experience, cryptography and “competency in data structures, algorithms and software design optimized for building highly distributed and parallelized systems”. 

Visa partners with Chain

Some months ago, Chain raised $30 million in a new venture funding, drawing funds from some financial companies including Visa.
Chain is a a blockchain developer platform that serves an enterprise market.

The blockchain is no longer a choice

Previously, on December 2015, Visa Europe stated that “the blockchain is no longer a choice”.
In an interesting blog post entitled “Why 2015 was the year of payments”, in fact, they commented on financial technologies including the subject of digital currencies, by saying:

“2015 has turned blockchain into something the industry has to live with. It is no longer a choice anymore. Recent news speculating about the identity of its creator and the formalisation of virtual money as a commodity just makes it more real than ever before.”


To know more about Visa perspective on the blockchain, you can read the full post here.

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Amelia Tomasicchio