Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile’s ION Rewards app continues to gain traction. There are now nearly 40,000 retail and restaurant locations nationwide where users may now earn and spend IONs.
SumUp has integrated Bitcoin into its mPOS solution through BitPay. The integration means that any bricks and mortar retailer can now easily accept Bitcoin payments. With SumUp’s streamlined checkout process, the customer simply confirms the amount with a single click on their smartphone after scanning a QR code or using NFC broadcast. For merchants, accepting Bitcoin payments means that issues with fraud concerns or credit card chargebacks are erased from the equation. After having launched a proprietary Chip & PIN terminal in its major European markets, SumUp is now building an open network by accepting different alternative payment options, such as Bitcoin and soon to follow Apple Pay.