Zooz, an omni-channel payments platform, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bitnet, an enterprise bitcoin payments processor. Merchants will now be able to accept bitcoin on the Zooz payment platform.
Consumers and merchants using Zooz’s payment platform will be able to add bitcoin as a payment option when purchasing and selling goods online.
‘‘We have seen the growing interest in digital currencies among our customer base and are excited to partner with Bitnet to add Bitcoin to our service offering,’’ said Nathan Jackson, VP Europe, Zooz.
‘‘We selected Bitnet as a partner due to their advanced platform, integrity of its team, in addition to demand from some of our key customers for Bitcoin payments.’’
Bitnet will enable Zooz’s customers to accept payments in Bitcoin without being exposed to security issues and any volatility in the price of the cryptocurrency.
“Our partnership with Zooz enables us to work with one of the most innovative payments platforms in the market,” said Akif Khan, chief commercial officer, Bitnet.
“We are excited to partner with this rapidly growing company and help its merchants drive profitability across all channels.”
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