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Carrefour and Mango: shops where to pay with bitcoin in Italy

source-logo  en.cryptonomist.ch 15 May 2020 00:50, UTC

CryptoRefills announced the expansion of its network of partners in Italy allowing to pay with bitcoin. 

These include, among others: 

  • OVS, 
  • Mondadori, 
  • Sephora, 
  • Mango, 
  • Carrefour, 
  • Conad.

In fact, the company has added 900 new global brands and stores to its catalogue, more than 50 of which are specifically dedicated to the Italian market. 

For example, the prepaid cards purchased on CryptoRefills will make it possible to make bitcoin and cryptocurrency purchases at the main supermarket chains in Italy.

Bitcoin payments with LN

CryptoRefills also allows immediate payments through Lightning Network, without commission. 

Overall, the offer for Italy is expanded with 120 new brands and stores, where it is possible to make payments in bitcoin, litecoin and dash, via website or Android app.

Initially, the platform was designed to allow topping up phone credit and buying credits for digital content using bitcoin, litecoin and dash, but the CryptoRefills offer has been greatly expanded. 

Now the catalogue offers payments for phone credit top-ups, consoles and videogames, apps and streaming video and music, premium TV subscriptions, travel, tourism, wellness, e-commerce, shopping and retail, supermarkets and grocery stores, gasoline, software and services. 

The objective of CryptoRefills is to act as a catalyst for the transformation of the payment industry through the use of the blockchain, promoting the mass adoption of this technology, with a presence in over 150 countries.

In fact, the mission, for the fintech startup that has offices in Amsterdam, Milan, and Istanbul, is to allow users all over the world to pay for everyday purchases with bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.