The crypto market continues to grow despite the pessimism of many. Although the global market cap has dropped considerably after reaching a record high in 2017, the level of adoption and development around cryptos and blockchain technologies is in constant evolution, and more and more people are now using and accepting cryptos as means of payment.
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A few days ago the French crypto-oriented news website “Cryptonaute” reported in an article that now 10000 stores all over France will offer their customers the possibility to buy tickets to top up their BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC and DASH wallets.
The news comes weeks after the “Tabac” shops started selling Bitcoin with traditional fiat money. The experiment, which resulted in commercial success, caused mixed reactions in society, however despite the controversy, Digycode has decided to expand its goals, by partnering with Paris-based payments firm Ingenico.
Thanks to this strategic move, customers using Ingenico’s platform (including Tabac stores) will be able to sell their users vouchers of 20, 50 and 200 euros in crypto. Later, when users want to redeem their coupons, they will just need to introduce the secret code printed of their vouchers in the Digycode page, and immediately the balance will be loaded in their respective wallets.
Cristophe Villegas, CEO of Digital Service, explained to the Cryptonaute team that it is straightforward for merchants to offer this new product.
“The deployment of DIGYCODE is the result of a partnership between Digital Service and Ingenico, and tobacconists equipped with a Devlyx cash register are therefore eligible to sell our product for their customers,” he said.
Mr. Villegas also emphasized that blockchain technologies provide users with a level of security that they had not previously experienced, making the use of crypto a smooth, comfortable and reliable experience:
“DIGYCODE is for anyone who does not want to leave their bank details online, buy cash, scared of scams on unrecognized platforms, eager to easily offer crypto-currencies simply. The product devirtualizes the crypto by making it accessible at the point of sale of proximity on a materialized support. Finally, it protects against volatility, the price being defined at the time the customer requests delivery on his wallet.