One of the big news items in the realm of e-commerce over the past year has been Shopify‘s movement into the bitcoin space by allowing their 120,000+ merchants to accept bitcoin.
It call started last November with a partnership with Atlanta-based BitPay, then followed by another partnership with San Francisco-based Coinbase. Today, it’s been announced that yet another digital currency payment processor is partnering up with Shopify, and that’s Santa Monica-based GoCoin.
This effectively enables merchant to not only accept bitcoin, but to also expand that to litecoin and dogecoin should they so choose.
“We’re always looking for new technologies that will help our merchants run their businesses and increase sales,” says Louis Kearns of Shopify. “The partnership with GoCoin provides anyone on our platform with the option to accept multiple cryptocurrencies.”
“Thousands of cryptocurrencies have entered the market since bitcoin’s inception, and new altcoins are launched every day,” adds GoCoin CEO Steve Beauregard. “GoCoin helps online merchants avoid shopping cart abandonment by quickly and easily offering the latest digital currencies as payment options.”
Sounds like Shopify is the place to be if you want to accept cryptocurrencies!