Canadian company, BitAccess, based in Ottawa, Ontario, has announced the launch of bitcoin purchases at thousands of storefronts across Canada. BitAccess customers in Canada can now purchase bitcoin using a Flexepin voucher which is available in 6,000 Canadian retail locations and can be bought using cash or a debit card, enabling users to access bitcoin more easily.
The Flexepin bitcoin voucher works similarly to a gift card. It is bought from a store cashier, with the voucher provided in the form of a receipt. In 60 seconds, the receipt can then be redeemed for the cash equivalent of bitcoin. There is a limit on the amount allowed to be purchased of $250 worth of bitcoin per day, with vouchers available in $10, $30, $50, $100 or $250 sizes.
BitAccess broke down the process into 3 steps:
1. View available stores on https://www.bitaccess.co/flexepin/.
2. Pay the cashier for a Flexepin voucher. If the cashier should be able to find the voucher on the prepaid machine, just like a paysafecard.
3. Redeem the voucher at https://bitcoin.bitaccess.co/ to add bitcoin to a digital wallet of your choice.