Flexepin’s Partnership with FastBitcoins Expands The Market For Crypto

Flexepin – a subdivision of Australian payment processor Novatti – has joined forces with FastBitcoins this Thursday.

The partnership between the ASX-listed Australian fintech company that specializes in prepaid vouchers and gift cards and the UK cryptocurrency vendor will allow Bitcoins to be sold in over 20,000 physical locations across Australia, Europe, Canada, and Africa.

Offering Alternative Payment Methods

Flexepin caters to users who want to make online payments without using credit or debit cards. But in addition to improving the security and privacy of online spending, Flexepin was developed to help many as many people as possible worldwide to purchase goods and services, using an alternate method of payment.

In areas where banks have formed monopolies and offer less than ideal terms of service to account holders, any alternative form of payment helps.


Although many payment providers are reluctant to accept vouchers and gift cards as payment, Flexepin and Novatti maintain that the vast majority of transactions carried out via vouchers are perfectly legitimate and do not pose a significant money laundering risk.

 In the past, people would use mobile minutes and messages as an ad-hoc way to send small amounts of money. Although this method of payment has become obsolete once the majority of people switched to subscription plans – which are getting cheaper every year – public transit networks worldwide often allow passengers to pay tickets via SMS.

Asked for comment, FastBicoins CEO Danny Brewster, expressed excitement at the prospect of opening up a vast budding market to cryptocurrencies.

“The big one for me, personally, is we can accept mobile money payments in 14 countries in Africa,” said FastBitcoins CEO Danny Brewster. “So, users in places like Kenya or Uganda can use M-Pesa or MTN Pay on their mobile phone to buy a Flexepin voucher which is then redeemed for Bitcoin via us. We charge only 4.5%. The best price equivalent on, say, Paxful, charges 40%. That’s all through this Flexepin deal.”

With a budding economic sector eager to invest in digital gold, the partnership between Paxful and Flexepin should show results before long.

Cristian Lipciuc

Cristian Lipciuc

Cristian Lipciuc is a blockchain journalist working with startup companies across multiple domains such as freelancing, app development & cryptocurrency. Cristian specializes in applied blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency integration, the adoption of new technologies by governments, and cybersecurity.

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