Eine der größten Supermarktketten in Mexiko – Elektra – erlaubte ihren Kunden, ihre Rechnungen in Bitcoin statt in Fiat-Währungen zu bezahlen. Um die Zahlungen in Cryptowährung abzuwickeln, hat sich das Unternehmen mit BitPay zusammengetan.
At the same time, the South Korean-Japanese video game publisher – Nexon – allowed gamers to purchase in-game items using digital assets.
Elektra joins the Crypto Club
The giant was the first retail store in Mexico to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. The company stated that customers paying for their products in BTC could even request a 20% discount on their bills. The promotion is valid until the end of December.
Despite the numerous virtues of cryptocurrencies, they are also known for their volatility. With that in mind, the retail chain assured that any return or cancellation after completing a BTC payment will result in a refund in Mexican pesos for the same amount paid on the initial transaction.
However, Elektra warned of the risks associated with handling digital assets. The company said it shouldn’t be held responsible for any loss, fraud, or mismanagement:
“The user accepts and acknowledges that the access, use and security of his Wallet is the sole responsibility of the user and is at no time Elektra and is not responsible for the access, use and security of the user’s wallet. “
Elektra was founded in 1950 and has more than 1,100 locations in Mexico. It also extends to the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Panama, and El Salvador. Interestingly, the owner of Elektra is Ricardo Salinas Pliego – a bitcoin bull who has shown his support for the digital asset sector several times.
A few weeks ago, he advised investors to jump into the BTC ecosystem as soon as possible. Salinas Pliego, known as Mexico’s third richest person, described the primary cryptocurrency as “the new digital gold”.
Nexon is following suit
Another large company that has partnered with BitPay to accept digital assets as payment is Nexon. As a result, players get the opportunity to buy favorite games like MapleStory, KartRider, Mabinogi, Vindictus, V4 and many more with 11 cryptocurrencies.
The video game publisher cited the growing interest that gamers have shown lately as the reason for the initiative:
“Nexon listens carefully to feedback from our players, including many who have asked to add cryptocurrencies as a means of payment in the game. We are pleased to be able to offer our players this innovative payment function with immediate effect. “
The South Korean-Japanese giant is not a newcomer to the cryptocurrency space. In April of that year, it bought 1,717 bitcoins at an approximate price of $ 100 million (at the time of the deal).
Source: Crypto News Deutsch