BitPay’s point-of-sale app Bitcoin Checkout has been nominated for the Retail App of the Year award at the Contactless & Mobile Awards to be held in London this April. The revolutionary app improves the customer experience by allowing them to accept Bitcoin payments on a mobile device.
Bitcoin Checkout utilizes the NFC (Near Field Technology) which allows its users to transfer the funds by just establishing a radio connection and tapping their phones.
“We want to show the world that this combination of NFC and Bitcoin technology really is the most secure, frictionless solution out there,” said Wouter Vonk, European Marketing Manager at Bitpay.
What’s even remarkable for the app is that it has received so much critical acclaim just months after its launch in November.
Bitpay’s app is extremely flexible and suitable for corporate purposes as well. Businesses can immensely benefit from the multi-employee checkout, optional on-screen tipping, simple tip reporting, and verifying order IDs from another PoS system. The remittance app is very easy with foreign currencies as well; the platform supports extremely fast international payments in over 150 currencies and is available in 40 languages.
Wouter Vonk says that the feedback to this app has been great and that they are “incredibly keen on to go the extra mile and win the retail award outright.”
In its 8th year, the awards feature 11 prominent categories:
- Contactless Payment Collaboration
- Transportation and Ticketing
- Customer Experience
- Marketing Campaign
- Unattended; Vending & Parking
- Contactless ID & Security
Winners of all the categories will be selected by a group of industry experts.
In another big achievement for the Bitcoin industry, the Contactless & Mobile Awards has Visa Europe as their platinum sponsor. Having a corporate sponsor serves another crucial purpose of bringing the digital currency closer to mainstream adoption.