A new bitcoin POS system, Coin of Sale, is trying to make it easier for merchants to accept bitcoin payments for their goods and services.
The merchant must simply enter the amount of money that needs to be charged and the app will automatically generate a QR code for it. The customer then scans this QR code to complete the payment.
This video by the company explains the process in more detail:
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Forgac has been working on this POS system as a passion project since July 2013. However, after being encouraged by the local and the international response it has received, Forgac made it his full-time job at the start of the year.
In the second half of February, he launched a premium version that provides advanced reports and allows management of different outlets.
While the basic service is free of any commission charges, users need to pay 0.59% for the premium account. This service will soon also allow automatic fiat conversion, a feature that is Forgac’s top priority right now.
The early adopters
Despite the Singapore government’s regulatory crackdown, Forgac says the city-state is a good place to test out his product because of bitcoin’s general popularity here.
Coin of Sale has also started to make the leap outside the Little Red Dot. A nail salon in Chicago, an independent movie theatre in Amsterdam and a couple of Subway outlets in the Czech Republic are also now using the service. Some of these merchants found out about Coin of Sale and started using the product even before Forgac made it his full-time job.
Image via Coin of Sale
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