Barrie entrepreneur talks cryptocurrency

With the use of cryptocurrency gaining acceptance for online transactions, including in Barrie and area, a conference in Amsterdam on the emerging form of payment focused on its potential for merchants and customers.
One of the speakers at the conference was Barrie’s own Chad Ballantyne, proprietor of Rhubarb Media and The Creative Space, a business incubator with offices in Barrie and Collingwood.
“PIVX was asked to be present at the Chainges.io event in Amsterdam.  We have a large Netherlands following, so it was a good fit. They specifically asked me to speak on ‘How to brand crypto, from Darknet to PIVX.’ Our booth was constantly filled with new people asking questions or connecting with PIVX fans. There seems to be a love for the brand and the privacy coin. We plan on investing more time in the Netherlands, for sure,” said Ballantyne.
The Blockchain Conference, Chainges, event was held May 4-5. Ballantyne was the only representative from Canada out of nearly 60 speakers.
Several other businesses having jumped on board, including Public Relations agency Catalyst communications, Rhubarb Media, and architect firm 3Stones. All are currently accepting the alternative coin PIVX as a form of payment from their clients and customers.
“We are always looking for a unique offerings to bring in new clients,” says Dean Jacksch of CARdocs in Barrie. “We’ve had a few new customers sign on because we accepted PIVX and a few more curious ones checking it out. Offering unique services that others do not, has always been a part of our strategy.”
Businesses can convert the total invoice into PIV at current market value and have the customer send PIV to a payment address with a click from their ‘wallet.’ From there, the business has the option to exchange the PIV for Canadian dollars (or local fiat) or hold it as an investment.
When doing business globally, there can be limitations with standard forms on online payment, as some companies are unable to support bank transfers from other countries. Cryptocurrencies allow merchants to setup a payment gateway that makes it possible to receive money from anywhere in the world in seconds without any third party interference.
Cryptocurrency allows for faster transfer speeds than other services and is often significantly cheaper, in the case of PIVX the cost is only $0.01 to transfer money. PIVX is completely private as well, which means the transaction cannot be tracked nor can the wallet address be used to see how much currency an individual holds. This level of privacy is important in a world where increasingly personal information is being sold or exposed.
Sean O’Reilly of 3Stones Architecture began accepting PIVX this year.
“I believe people and businesses are looking for alternative methods of conducting business which is not affected by geopolitics,” he said. “Our research told us that PIVX is the most well-balanced, open and organized form of cryptocurrency.”
As a recent adopter, O’Reilly is expecting great outcomes.
“While it’s still early for us, we have seen tremendous financial growth for the friends and businesses we know that have invested in cryptocurrency.”
For more information about PIVX, please visit www.pivx.org.
Report includes content from CATALYST communications choreography
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