“Europe is the fastest-growing market for merchants accepting Bitcoin”: A chat with BitPay’s Moe Levin (video interview)

Robin Wauters

Robin Wauters

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Tech.eu, with previous stints at The Next Web and TechCrunch under his belt. Deeply in love with his family, technology, traveling and Belgian beer.
robin@tech.eu

At the recent Web Summit in Dublin, I caught up with Moe Levin, Director of European Business Development at BitPay, an American company that provides payment services for the peer-to-peer virtual currency Bitcoin.

Levin, who has organised Bitcoin conventions in North America and Europe, told me the latter is by far BitPay’s fastest-growing market for merchants adopting Bitcoin. That’s an interesting statement given that BitPay is one of, if not the largest Bitcoin payment service provider in the world today, working with the likes of Microsoft and PayPal.

BitPay is also one of the Bitcoin companies that investors have bet heavily on – the company has raised more than $32.5 million to date, from backers like Index Ventures and Horizons Ventures.

Levin and I discussed BitPay’s growth in and plans for Europe, as well as the overall global adoption and penetration of Bitcoin these days (and the hurdles it needs to overcome for more of that).

Also see: A deep dive into Europe’s Bitcoin startups

Featured image credit: xtock / Shutterstock

Share this:
Share on linkedin
Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Get exclusive access to news, data and actionable insights on the European Tech innovation ecosystem(s)

By subscribing to Tech.eu, you gain instant access to curated European technology news, market intelligence and interviews with leading startup founders, investors and more. Sign up now in under a minute to deepen your knowledge on the European Tech innovation ecosystems on a daily basis.