5,200 French tobacco shops start trading bitcoin

Over 5,200 French Tobacco Stores Accept Bitcoin Payments

5,200 French tobacco shops start trading bitcoin

French cryptocurrency startup Keplerk organizes bitcoin trading at more than 5,200 local points of sale of tobacco products.

From October 10, customers of these stores can buy bitcoin coupons for 50, 100 or 250 euros. Cryptocurrency payments at all points will go through Bimedia, Keplerk’s partner providing merchant terminals.

5,200 French tobacco shops start trading bitcoin

The startup’s offer was first launched in early 2019 in just 6 tobacco stores, but after a couple of months it suspended operations.. Now the project has returned to the market, significantly expanding its presence.

The development of the crypto industry in France is stimulating progressive legislation. The presence of clear rules allows entrepreneurs to actively cooperate in this direction. For example, starting next year, more than 25 thousand French retail stores will be able to pay with cryptocurrency..

text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Shutterstock

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