Point of sale system AcadiaPOS now offers the ability to take payment in bitcoin alongside cash and credit cards as a default payment option — right out-of-the-box. This is perfect for business owners who want to accept digital currency but don’t want any extra hardware or complicated reconciliations. The service works thanks to an integration with Anypay®, New England’s most popular app for bitcoin at retail.
When AcadiaPOS pitched their service to the owner of a small convenience store, they got an unexpected response: “Does your point of sale work with Anypay?”
Roberta Mastrogiovanni, who owns The Corner News in Keene, New Hampshire, has been using the Anypay app to take bitcoin payments for years. But while she was glad to have the business, it was a pain for her cashiers. They needed to keep a separate device charged and ready, cluttering up the register. Then they had to do manual reconciliation at the end of the day. Cashiers resented it, but customers wanted it.
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But when AcadiaPOS heard her request, they saw an opportunity. They quickly contacted Anypay CEO Steven Zeiler and went to work integrating Anypay’s API. Now when a customer pays with bitcoin at Roberta’s store, it is as fast and easy as paying with cash or a credit card. And everything goes into her system all accounted-for, with no need for extra hardware or reconciliation at end of day.
The cashier taps the “Anypay” button, a QR code appears on the credit card reader, and the customer scans the code with their bitcoin wallet to pay, and in an instant, the cashier’s screen marks the payment complete. They can print a receipt if desired.
The small New England convenience store has a decent volume of bitcoin sales — about a handful a day on average. Now the customer experience is finally as smooth (or smoother) than with a credit card.
Anypay makes it easy for any business to start accepting bitcoin at no cost. Users can create as many free accounts as they want, with no contract, and cancel anytime. Anypay also offers ways to add bitcoin to your website, and a simple API for developers.
Anypay support payments in BitcoinSV, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Core, and Dash.
Long time Bitcoin-accepting powerhouse Corner News in down town Keene finally got what their customers craved for years, reports Roberta, the business’s proud owner. Keene welcomes new Bitcoin ATM by Anypay where citizens may withdraw cash out of their Bitcoin wallets. AS of Friday October 16, 2020 after many years of accepting Bitcoin as payments local residents may now withdraw cold cash from their favorite downtown corner store.
This expansion of the local Bitcoin economy comes in a partnership with Anypay, America’s #1 most popular Bitcoin retail payment software. Anypay co-founder Derrick J Horton praises Corner News for being the most advanced early adopter of Bitcoin payments in all of America in a recent statement:
“Corner News once again leads the way after last month’s announcement of full integration of Bitcoin payments into the store’s point of sale software provider, Acadia POS. We are honored to help bring such an excellent business to the absolute forefront of efficiency and technology. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the entire team at Corner News.”
Anypay Bitcoin ATMs are rapidly gaining market share due to their obsession with user experience, focus on hands-on customer support, and long-term vision for a better economy running on Bitcoin. Join with Anypay today as a small business owner or shopper at https://anypayinc.com
Hi Special Agent Shayne, or more accurately, hi Shayne’s handler. I expect that Shayne will have to take one of those HR classes on how to not friend request the target or the target’s friends under your real name. To the rest of you who have not ascended from the depths of the Federal Government: I typically avoid reporting on my friends. Because either I’m talking to the internet about them “behind their backs” or I’m getting a story together with the topic of the story, and that’s just bad journalism regardless of how much the corporate media does it. Then it occurred to me that I’m not a journalist; I’m a reporter and a commentator. And generally I don’t know why anyone would care what I think about my friend’s case, but in this case I’ll tell you why you should care. (more…)
Derrick J Freeman and Brandon Bryant discuss Chapter One of the book, “Man, Economy, and State” by Murray Rothbard. Chapter One is basically a review of Ludwig von Mises’ book “Human Action, A Treatise on Economics,” published ten years prior. We use the Study Guide created by Robert P. Murphy, a fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. His summary of each chapter’s key points plus study questions at the end of each chapter are absolutely the perfect companion to this book. We invite you to buy a copy of each (or download the free ones) at Mises.org
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On May 22nd 2010, someone spent 10,000 Bitcoin (BTC) to purchase two pizzas. This historic first-real-life-usage-of-bitcoin has since been celebrated as “Bitcoin Pizza Day” and here in Keene we celebrated Bitcoin Pizza Day for the fourth year in a row at Little Zoe’s Pizza in Keene. Little Zoe’s has been accepting cryptocurrencies for years and the weather was perfect for a gathering of those who not only were interested in crypto, but also willing to potentially violate “HIS EXCELLENCY” Chris Sununu’s “executive orders”.
As has been the case for years in Keene, more than several crypto-enthusiasts gathered for Bitcoin Pizza Day, though one did have a mask.
Nobody, your humble narrator, was handed a major victory today. Thanks in large part to excellent representation by my Public Defender, Robin Pisan, the State chose to drop three charges against me, one for Disobeying an Officer, one for driving on a suspended registration, and one for driving on a suspended license. I was not guilty of any of these offenses, the first was a case of mistaken identity, and the other two were not violations of the law, because driving on suspended whatever is only a crime when you know your license is suspended — or in legal jargon, the “Knowingly” mental state. In my case, I had not been in Keene, where I live, for months, and thus had not received any mail about my license.
But that does not mean that Justice has prevailed in these cases. Quite the opposite. Massive harm was done to me by the false arrests. It cost me …