Worldline, Bitcoin Suisse Enable Swiss Merchants To Accept Bitcoin Payments

Worldline, Bitcoin Suisse Enable Swiss Merchants To Accept Bitcoin Payments

by August 20, 2021

European payments firm Worldline and Swiss cryptocurrency trading platform Bitcoin Suisse announce the go-live of their omnichannel crypto payment solution WL Crypto Payments.

The integrated service allows more than 85,000 Swiss merchants on Worldline’s network to accept Bitcoin and Ether as a payment option at the point-of-sale (POS) and in e-commerce.

Merchants using the Worldline point-of-sale and e-commerce payment services can now enable payments in Bitcoin and Ether.

They can download the WL Crypto Payments mobile app or install the Worldline payment plugin for their online store.

Clients paying with crypto may do so through their usual mobile crypto wallet application.

Prices shown by the merchant in CHF, can be, upon selection by the customer, alternatively quoted in Bitcoin or Ether in real time, paid for with crypto, and get confirmed to the merchant instantly.

WL Crypto Payments enables merchants to offer payments with cryptocurrencies without being exposed to volatility risks, as the crypto transaction is securely converted into Swiss Francs straight after payment confirmation.

The joint statement added that merchants benefit further by settlement in Swiss Francs and pay-out processes bundled with other payment options, like credit cards.

The crypto payments collaboration between Worldline and Bitcoin Suisse was first announced in November 2019. The rollout to all Worldline merchants in Switzerland was preceded by a successful pilot programme.

Marc Schluep, CEO of Worldline Switzerland WL Crypto

Marc Schluep

Marc Schluep, CEO of Worldline Switzerland commented,

“The launch of cryptocurrencies acceptance at the POS in Switzerland is a great proof of our ambition: Worldline wants to bring tangible value to merchants across the globe and to facilitate smooth and modern payments in all the markets we operate in. We’re happy to collaborate with Bitcoin Suisse on this forward-looking project.”

Dr. Arthur Vayloyan, CEO of Bitcoin Suisse WL Crypto

Dr. Arthur Vayloyan

Dr. Arthur Vayloyan, CEO of Bitcoin Suisse added,

“This is a historic milestone for crypto adoption in Switzerland and beyond. It is a great pleasure working together with Worldline to bring user-friendly crypto payments to the market in Switzerland. This step proves once again that Switzerland is a leader in collaborative innovation and a pioneer in the crypto and blockchain industry.”