PayCo is the new solution to real-world payments with cryptocurrency

PayCo is a payment solution interface that allows clients to pay with crypto and the merchant to receive the payment in fiat
11 January 2018   288

There is a dream for every crypto enthusiast out there – being able to use crypto in daily shopping. But there are always problems with implementation of such payments in everyday life.

Two main hurdles to overcome are volatile exchange rates and vendors' single-minded focus on bitcoin. First of all, even when the shop takes payment in crypto, they risk not having the same exchange rate to convert to fiat to pay off the bills and salaries. The digital currency market is volatile like that, you can gain a lot, but there is a fair chance to miss out equally spectacularly.

And the second problem mainly revolves around Bitcoin being the most popular crypto. Lots of people prefer altcoins, be it for the chance at sudden surge, or for some other benefit, like transaction speed or increased security. So lots of enthusiasts end up locked out from real-world use of their hoarded coins.

But there is a salvation coming in the form of PayCo. They intend to implement an interface between customers and shops, so the latter will be able to receive payments in fiat directly to their bank account, without worrying about exchange rates and whatnot.

There are two options avaliable to merchants. First – the moblie harware interface as an all-in-one solution to the problem, or the second variant - an API to integrate into existing payment system already in place.

Also, the promised killer feature is the support for multiple cryptocurrencies. So now lots of altcoin adopters wouldn't feel left out. And it should eliminate the quite common scenario of $2 order consuming another $5 for transaction fees.

Crypto Taxpayers to be supported in India

Cleartax, the largest Indian tax filing platform joins Zebpay exchange to help crypto taxpayers
24 March 2018   100

The object of this partnership is to educate Bitcoin traders and investors about the current tax laws and how to apply them in stating cryptocurrency profits and incomes. Indian authorities are aimed to find the best approach to Bitcoin and the other kinds of cryptocurrencies. The recent declarations of the regulators that new instructions would be accepted in a short time, have not been followed by real actions. So the attempts to enforce the control on this sphere have led to summaries that this task in not going to be simple at all. According to last month media reports, new frameworks and rules were waited by the end of March.

Though they failed to to introduce extensive regulations, the Indian authorities are focused to tapping into crypto earnings. In a previous month the Income Tax Department released notifications for thousands of cryptocurrency investors, as reported.

The Cryptocurrency Advisory Plan will help Indian bitcoin investors and traders in this year's tax campaign. The biggest tax filing platform Cleartax joins the Indian bitcoin exchanges and wallet providers Zebpay. They are both objected to support taxpayers to understand and abide by the law regarding taxation of the transactions with cryptocurrencies.

Cleartax declared it has the tax and technological expertise “to help people understand how bitcoin works”. Besides, the platform has started tax filing services for cryptocurrency investors. The Cleartax CEO and founder Archit Gupta claimed that together with Zebpay they are going to “simplify taxes for Indians”. The head of exchange at Zebpay, Nischint Sanghavi added that he believes the partnership with Cleartax will simplify tax planning for Zebpay`s customers.

In February about 100,000 cryptocurrency investors received tax notices from India`s Income Tax Department. Questionable dubious transactions, authorities investigated some of the cryptocurrency exchanges, and banks paused many of their accounts. Then the governmental pressure caused significant drop in trading volumes.

The authorities in Delhi have set a number of warnings against investing in BTC. Also the largest commercial banks have restricted severely the operations of local exchanges and individual cryptocurrency traders, even before any law demanding such measures is adopted.