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Bitcoin for Merchants

This meetup will be geared towards merchants interested in accepting bitcoin either in their physical store or via their website. Dylan will start with an overview on different approaches for both online and in-person, then Bill Finley (owner of Hemp and Company) will share his experience with the specifics of setting up Hemp and Company to accept bitcoin.

We'll cover things like:

• Overview of bitcoin

• Benefits of accepting bitcoin (fast, low fees, no chargebacks)

• Ease of setup both in-shop and online (bitpay, Shopify)

• Avoiding bitcoin's volatility by auto-converting back to CAD

• Show the actual process of someone paying with bitcoin

It would be great to see more Victoria businesses accepting bitcoin. If you have a local business or website or know someone who might be interested, please let them know about this meetup.


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  • Daniel T.

    Thanks for tonight. Looking forward to things down the line. Would be great if next time we went around the room to start for short intros.

    January 27, 2014

    • Dylan P.

      Thanks, Daniel. Good to see you tonight. I was worried intros might eat up too much time. Perhaps something we can do at a 'social' meetup?

      January 27, 2014

  • Alex C.

    Looking forward to meeting.

    December 28, 2013

  • Brent P.

    let's see how many merchants we can get to this meetup. So far I have Subway, FanTan Cafe and LC Coins

    December 21, 2013

    • Dylan P.

      ... And I agree that we need to promote this Jan 27th meetup to any merchants that we think might be interested. It should be a nice no-pressure environment to learn about bitcoin and talk to a merchant that is already accepting them.

      1 · December 21, 2013

    • Brent P.

      They said they wanted to come

      December 21, 2013

  • Dylan P.

    I just heard that Cenote Lounge on Yates St is now accepting bitcoin! I'll check them out and see if it makes sense to hose a meetup there someday. http://www.cenoteloungevictoria.ca/

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Mathew

      that's good. must have been very recent as I asked them about it a few weeks ago and though they had heard about it they weren't accepting for the business yet.

      December 20, 2013

    • Dylan P.

      *host

      December 21, 2013

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