Press Release: New Payment Option At VISIONAPARTMENTS - Rents can now be Paid in Bitcoin
CH, March 2, 2017 at 00:42 BST
Zurich, 28 February 2017 – The Swiss serviced apartment market leader has announced that it is now accepting bitcoin as payment for rent at all VISIONAPARTMENTS locations. In addition, the company is currently exploring further possibilities to incorporate the world of crypto finance into the real estate market.
“Over the years bitcoin has proven its validity in the marketplace as a reputable form of currency, and it continues to grow in its foundation and stability”, states Anja Graf, CEO of VISIONAPARTMENTS. “We are very happy to have teamed up with another Swiss-based company, Bitcoin Suisse, to enable our guests to pay with bitcoin.”
“Bitcoin Suisse AG is pleased to be partnering with VISIONAPARTMENTS and welcoming them into the growing community of forward-thinking companies that have opened their businesses to accept bitcoin payments”, says Niklas Nikolajsen, CEO of Bitcoin Suisse AG. “We strongly believe in the long-term success of decentralised finance and blockchain-based payment systems.”
Bitcoin is a digital monetary unit that is coupled to a globally decentralized payment system. Transfers are processed directly between users over the internet without the need for a central processing unit. A bitcoin transfer is handled in transactions that work similarly to a bank transfer, just without a bank. The payer only needs to know the bitcoin address (comparable to a bank account number) of the recipient in order to transfer a given amount. All of these transactions are recorded in a blockchain, which is a kind of public register. The market value of bitcoin is based on supply and demand.
Adding the option to pay with a cryptocurrency is just the first step VISIONAPARTMENTS has taken within the crypto world. “Exploring the different blockchains, especially Ethereum, has shown us the numerous possibilities there are to offer new and innovative services to our clients”, explains Bastiaan Don, Group Head of Development and IT at VISIONAPARTMENTS. “Our current effort to analyse different models for creating real value for our clients and future token holders is a challenge, but also an exciting opportunity.”
About Bitcoin Suisse
Founded in August 2013, Bitcoin Suisse AG (BTCS) is a regulated Swiss financial intermediary that focuses on financial affairs outside of the traditional financial system and banking establishment (also known as "decentralised finance"). BTCS provides financial services – including brokerage, trading, and consulting solutions – based on crypto-assets and blockchain technologies. bitcoinsuisse.ch
Founded in Switzerland in 1999, VISIONAPARTMENTS specialises in developing and renting premium furnished apartments with service and style. The company quickly grew from a start-up to Switzerland’s market leader and now offers over 1,000 tailored temporary living solutions in Berlin, Lausanne, Warsaw, Vienna and Zurich, with further locations soon to follow in Basel, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Vevey. It is gradually expanding both in Switzerland and abroad while focusing primarily on the German-speaking countries. To enhance its global presence, VISIONAPARTMENTS also cooperates with select partner companies in a serviced apartment network that currently includes over 18,000 accommodations in more than 120 business destinations worldwide. visionapartments.com
For additional information:
Bastiaan Don, Group Head of Development & IT
Tel.: +41 44 248 86 32 I Mobile +41 79 538 08 53
Alain Gozzer, Group Head of Marketing & Communications
Tel.: +41 44 248 34 10 I Mobile +41 79 531 89 54
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