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Cryptocurrency Merchant Services: An Overview

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Cryptocurrency continues to gain popularity worldwide, spurring businesses to explore crypto merchant services. Such solutions enable them to accept payments in digital currencies, expanding their customer base and reaping other significant benefits.

Cryptocurrency Payments: A Brief Explanation

A cryptocurrency payment is a transaction where the payee accepts cryptocurrencies, similar to how traditional payment processors, gateways, and banks work. These digital transactions are decentralised, with certain gateways managing the exchange process and wallet management, reducing the merchant’s workload.

Advantages of Crypto Merchant Services

Adopting cryptocurrency merchant services brings in several perks. These include reaching out to a newer, crypto-savvy customer base and enjoying lower transaction fees. Additionally, it enables immediate access to funds, provides superior security against fraud, and eliminates the risk of chargeback fraud.

Features of Cryptocurrency Merchant Service Accounts

These accounts are designed to let businesses accept payments in both crypto and fiat currencies. Features include crypto payment options, systems for physical locations, and mobile wallet apps for easy payment on merchant websites.

Even businesses not currently accepting cryptocurrency payments should consider having a merchant account. While most banks don’t allow direct crypto payments due to price volatility, cryptocurrency payment processors address this issue, enabling businesses to accept crypto payments directly into their bank accounts.

Setting up a merchant account is straightforward, with various providers like B2BinPay, BitPay, and Coinbase offering the service. Merchant accounts come in two types – personal and business, each catering to different scales and needs of businesses.

Conclusion

The idea of cryptocurrency, which eliminates intermediaries, may be hard to grasp for some. However, as the world increasingly leans towards online transactions, the necessity for physical money exchange is diminishing. Adopting cryptocurrency merchant services represents a progressive step in this rapidly digitalising economy.

 

Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of Startup.info. He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at Startup.info.

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