24k Bitcoin – The adoption of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the everyday economy is happening slowly, but surely. Today, it is the jeweler Courbet, from the famous Place Vendôme, who calls on Lunu to allow payments in bitcoins (BTC).
Jewelry and diamonds now payable in cryptos
In a press release issued on 29 September the team of crypto-payment solution UNU announces that the jewelers Courbet called on his services.
This partnership will allow the jeweler to benefit from Lunu’s cryptocurrency payment technology, both in its physical showroom Place Vendôme, in Paris, and online on its website .
“The universe of Maison Courbet is one of luxury, but also of disruption. After pioneering the use of synthetic diamonds and recycled gold, we are proud to position ourselves at the new technological frontier represented by cryptocurrency payments. »- Manuel Mallen, President and co-founder of Courbet
A simple and transparent crypto-payments system
Like BitPay, Lunu Solutions – founded in Berlin in 2018 – allows merchants to receive fiat money directly into their bank account, while converting their customers‘ cryptocurrency on the fly .
Cryptocurrency payment process between individuals and merchants at Lunu – Source: lunu.io
The transaction costs lunu to remain reasonable. The commission is, for example, 1% on the amount of the transaction, payable by the merchant (0 charges for the customer). These fees are the same, both for payment terminals in the physical store and for the Lunu widget on the Courbet website.
„This partnership is a first step towards the democratization of cryptocurrency payments, a democratization that Lunu seeks to promote (…) cryptocurrencies are means of payment like any other, but which still lack outlets, because businesses have a biased view. . Our work with Courbet allows us to go against these stereotypes. »- Artem Shaginyan, CEO and co-founder of Lunu
Besides Bitcoin, Lunu’s wallet and payment solutions support: Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Dash (DASH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Tron (TRX) and Ripple (XRP) ). Interestingly, Lunu also accepts BTC payments from the Lightning Network .
For years, cryptocurrencies have inherited a bad image, because they are often presented as an unsavory medium of exchange. The current openness to crypto-payments of a renowned jeweler from Place Vendôme is proof that mentalities are changing. Sign of a first step towards the adoption of cryptocurrencies?