Japanese Consumer Electronics Retailer Accepts Bitcoin

Two of Yamada Denki Labi stores in Tokyo will accept bitcoin and the company plans to implement the digital currency payment option nationwide in the future
29 January 2018   149

Yamada Denki, one of the largest Japanese consumer electronics retailer, has partnered with Bitflyer to trial bitcoin payments starting on January 27. Initially, two of Yamada Denki Labi stores in Tokyo will accept bitcoin and the company plans to implement the digital currency payment option nationwide in the future.

Two directly operated stores have started accepting bitcoin: Yamada Denki Labi Shinjuku east exit pavilion and Concept Labi Tokyo. These locations have many foreign visitors, making them good test locations for the digital currency integration, the company said.

Japanese Consumer Electronics Retailer Accepts Bitcoin
Yamada Denki(LABI) Shinjuku Higashiguchikan, Tokyo, Japan

We will implement initiatives to improve bitcoin recognition and usage promotion.
With the introduction of bitcoin payment service, we respond to the diverse needs of our customers both in Japan and overseas. We believe that we can provide improved service and convenience.

 

Yamada Denki statement

There is a limit of 300,000 yen (~USD$2,760) for using this payment option. To commemorate the partnership, Bitflyer is giving away 500 yen to the first 500 customers paying with the digital currency using Bitflyer wallet at each store.

Through collaboration with Yamada Denki, we are contributing to improving the convenience of more customers in Japan and overseas.

 

Bitflyer statement

Recently, we have reported that Japanese cryptocurrency trading and exchange platform BitFlyer has acquired the payment license to operate in EU.

Bitcoin White to Release iOS and MacOS Wallet

According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018
19 February 2018   120

Bitcoin White is a flexible and decentralized application platform designed to lower the threshold for developers. Using JavaScript as the programming language and relational database to store data, Bitcoin White is increasing the similarities between developing a DAPP and a traditional web application.

Bitcoin White team has already developed and released the version of its wallet for Windows, Linux and Android. According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018.

 Bitcoin White Roadmap
Bitcoin White Roadmap Fragment

The features of the wallet include asset management, account information, setting an additional password, blocking the account by block, and internal blockchain list of transactions.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin White:

Average price: $0,184621
24h volume: $48 806