Prasos Oy has acquired Bitcoin payment provider Bitcoinkaupat.com
The leading Bitcoin service provider in the Nordics Prasos Oy has acquired payment service platform Bitcoinkaupat.com from Hemmo Group Oy. Bitcoinkaupat offers an easy and secure service which allows businesses to accept bitcoin payments. Businesses that use Bitcoinkaupat include Varusteleka, Auto-Outlet, Madventures, Konsolinet, GoFitness and several K-Markets. “Until now our company has concentrated mainly on bitcoin exchange services, and we want to expand our range of services to offer effortless and reliable way for businesses to accept bitcoin. With Bitcoinkaupat it is easy for a vendor to add the option of bitcoin payments. The customers can pay with bitcoins and then the vendor can choose whether they want to receive the payment in euros or bitcoins or in combination of both. With Bitcoinkaupat the luxury car dealer Auto-Outlet has already sold several Teslas with bitcoin, so the service also works well for bigger sales” says Henry Brade, the CEO and co-founder of Prasos Oy. With the acquirement Hemmo Group’’s share of the Bittimaatti ATM network comes also under Prasos Oy. In the past Hemmo Group has helped in developing the ATM network and been in charge of searching new locales for Bitcoin-ATMs. With their help the Bittimaatti ATM network has expanded to such prestigious locales like the largest shopping centre in Finland, most visited harbour in Finland and the shopping centres Kolmisoppi in Kuopio and Tullintori in Tampere. “It is important for us that the story of Bitcoinkaupat.com has an upward streak, so Prasos Oy felt like the most fitting choice to carry on the business. With the acquisition our company gets the needed resources to develop new projects of which we shall reveal later. In the future we will continue believing in the same recipe of success, and we want to expand our company’s mental capital with new professionals” says Aleksi Vitakoski, the CEO and one of the founders of Hemmo Group Oy. Prasos Oy is the provider of European bitcoin exchange and wallet service Coinmotion.com and Bittiraha.fi, the largest and best known Bitcoin service in Finland. Prasos also maintains the largest Nordic Bitcoin ATM network Bittimaatti. Company is also the world’s leading provider of physical bitcoins with its Denarium brand. Info and interviews: Henry Brade, Prasos Oy +358 41 501 4485, hbrade (at) prasos.fi Aleksi Vitakoski, Hemmo Group Oy +358 50 541 4270, aleksi.vitakoski (at) bitcoinkaupat.com Bitcoin is a global digital currency which has users in over 240 different countries. Globally it has been estimated to have over 5 million users and in Finland over 50 000. Bitcoin is known as a growing Internet currency, but it has been also described as digital gold. In the past 12 months the price of one bitcoin has risen in value from 200 euros to the current 500 euros. Bitcoinkaupat.com is a bitcoin payment service started in 2014. It offers easy and a safe way to accept bitcoin payments. Because of Bitcoinkaupat the infrastructure of Bitcoin payments in Finland is globally in top class. Almost every major dealer which accepts bitcoin in Finland has been a customer of Bitcoinkaupat. Prasos Oy is a company founded in 2012 and based in Jyväskylä. It has grown to become the leading Bitcoin service provider in the Nordic countries. Prasos provides several different services including Coinmotion.com, Bittiraha.fi, Bittimaatti, Denarium, BTC Store Pikaosto.fi and Bitcoinkaupat.com. Over 35 million euros worth of bitcoin have been exchanged using Prasos’ services.