BitPay and Poynt Take Bitcoin to the Streets

BitPay, the world’s largest provider of blockchain payment services, together with Poynt, the world’s first open commerce platform, today announced the integration of BitPay’s Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payments with Poynt’s Smart Terminal point-of-sale devices at more than 100,000 Poynt retailers worldwide.

With just the scan of a QR code at checkout, consumers can now pay merchants using Poynt’s devices with the currency of their choice, including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and three dollar-pegged stablecoins. BitPay’s blockchain payment rails integrate seamlessly with Poynt’s smart terminals to make the checkout experience quicker, easier and more secure than paying with legacy methods like credit cards or cash.

On the partnership, BitPay CEO and Co-Founder Stephen Pair said, “We’re thrilled to team up with Poynt, who’s proven to be a real driver of point of sale innovation.”

Processor of more than a billion dollars in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency e-commerce annually, the deal gains BitPay entry to in-store payments for the first time on a large scale.

“It’s a massive growth opportunity for BitPay,” Pair said, “and an important milestone in our now nine-year mission to make payments faster, more secure and less expensive for people and businesses.”

On expanding payment options to include Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, Poynt Founder and CEO Osama Bedier said, “Poynt was built on the idea of open commerce. Poynt OS lays the foundation for developers and merchants to collaborate and drive limitless growth. The addition of open-source, decentralized currencies like Bitcoin is a natural fit in our open-commerce environment.”

“BitPay pioneered blockchain payments,” Bedier added, “and without question they were the company we trusted to bring us into the next generation of payments.”

Poynt recently surpassed nine billion dollars in gross payment volume in a twelve-month period, and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The company expects the expanded payment options, through their partnership with BitPay, to contribute to that trend continuing.

Author: Yash Hirani

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