Anycoin Direct Expands to 14 New European Markets

Stan Higgins
Mar 23, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
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Bitcoin brokerage Anycoin Direct has added TrustPay as a new payment option, opening the company to 14 new markets in Europe.

The deal enables the Netherlands-based brokerage to receive instant wire transfers from customers in markets such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary and others in the region.

Anycoin Direct provides brokerage services for bitcoin as well as altcoins including litecoin, darkcoin and dogecoin.

Co-founder Bram Ceelen told CoinDesk:

“With the addition of TrustPay, we now serve almost all the European market. Our goal is to make buying and selling bitcoin as easy as possible. To do this we work with as many local trusted payment methods as possible to make sure the buy process goes as smooth as possible.”

The move builds off previous efforts to grow in the European bitcoin market, after announcing its growth strategy last year. The company raised €500,000 as part of a seed round in January, a funding effort led by a private investor.

At the time, co-founder Lennert Vlemmings suggested that some of those funds would be used to adopt new payment methods for the platform.

TrustPay did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

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