by Justin, GoldSilverBitcoin:
BitPay recently announced their 10,000th merchant. Some reports posit the Bitcoin payment processor is growing faster than Bitcoin itself.
According to the press release, “The merchants in BitPay’s directory are diverse internationally, with approximately 50% located in North America, 25% in Europe, and 25% in the rest of the world.”
GoldSilverBitcoin recently interviewed small business owners who have yet to take the leap into the deep-end and accept Bitcoin full-time.
What we got were varied answers. There was one somewhat common theme: vendors who simply hadn’t heard of processors like BitPay or CoinBase, which allow small businesses to convert their bitcoins to cash within a few business days. Many small business owners worried about their company’s cash-flow, first and foremost. Others worried about reputation, and the reputation Bitcoin brings.
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