KinerjaPay Corp. Enters Partnership With Bitcoin Indonesia
KinnerjaPay Corp., (KPAY), a digital payment and ecommerce platform, today announced that it has partnered with Bitcoin Indonesia to accept the bitcoin currency for transactions conducted on its platform.
The partnership makes KinerjaPay the first ecommerce portal in Indonesia authorized to accept and transact Bitcoin across its platform, essentially enabling Bitcoin owners to convert the virtual currency to Indonesian Rupiah to pay their bills, transfer money, or make purchases in the Company's ecommerce market.
Under the agreement, members of Bitcoin Indonesia will also get special promotions and discounts for use at KinerjaPay ecommerce platform. KinerjaPay also plans to introduce its own mining concept, allowing users to "mine" the virtual currency, which may eventually be converted into a cryptocurrency.
Edwin Ng, Chairman and CEO for KinerjaPay Corp. commented, "This partnership enables us establish relationships with Bitcoin Indonesia's membership, currently in excess of 150,000 accounts, which we expect will boost the volume of transactions on our platform going forward."
Mr. Ng went on to say, "We are also working to create a unique bitcoin mining element on our platform, something we believe will be very appealing to our users and will provide KinerjaPay with a real competitive advantage in the ecommerce sector."
KinerjaPay enables consumers to "pay, play and shop" through its secure web portal and mobile applications. Based in Indonesia, the platform provides a secure payment solution as well as a growing virtual marketplace, where participants can buy and sell products and services. The Company also offers a number of in-app services that cater to mobile users, such as an eWallet, social engagement and digital entertainment related applications. KinerjaPay is also pursuing other eCommerce verticals including travel, fashion, gaming and productivity applications. The Company's services are available through its mobile applications and on its website at http://www.kinerjapay.com.
Bitcoin is a consensus network that provides a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence. Bitcoin is the first implementation of a concept called "cryptocurrency", which was first described in 1998 by Wei Dai who suggested the idea of a new form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions, rather than a central authority.
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