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Shopify officially integrates bitcoin as a payment option for its 70,000+ merchants

Shopify officially integrates bitcoin as a payment option for its 70,000+ merchants

Popular e-commerce platform Shopifyannounced earlier today it would add a bitcoin payment option for its sellers. With a base of over 70,000 online stores, the number of goods that can potentially be purchased with bitcoin has expanded once again.

With current values putting 1 BTC at almost $340, bitcoin has moved back onto the mainstream radar. Acceptance by a large commercial presence like Shopify could see even more heads and opinions turn bitcoin’s way.

Bitcoin payments via BitPay will be offered as an option for merchants immediately*, but they will need to request activation themselves. Several Shopify merchants and their customers have been lobbying for bitcoin integration for some time, though, and the response to the announcement wasoverwhelmingly positive.

Shopify representative Brian Alkerton posted the following on the company’s user forum:

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