Dash/BitCart deal produce online savings

A new partnership between cryptocurrency Dash and Ireland-based discount gift card platform BitCart will result in online savings at Amazon now and hotels.com in the near future.

Founded in 2015, BitCart allows bitcoin users to spend the cryptocurrency on Amazon. It is about to put a bow on hotels.com too.

“One of the most important things we need to do to help cryptocurrency adoption grow is to give potential users a strong reason to overcome the technical hurdles and start using digital currencies everyday,” Dash VP of business development Daniel Diaz said. “Offering a 20 per cent discount on Amazon purchases is a powerful incentive for new users to try Dash out, learn about it, and most importantly, start realizing its benefits.”

“Dash is an obvious addition to our payment options due to its scalability. It is the superior cryptocurrency for payments over any other cryptocurrency,” BitCart CEO Graham de Barra said. “There is nothing more exciting for me than the decentralization of the global finance system, which is currently inefficient and riddled with fraud. Dash allows our merchant platform to completely eliminate the chance of chargebacks, and it opens up more options to anyone in the world.”

Mr. de Barra said most users reside in the United States and India. He added Bitcoin’s market share has dropped to 66 per cent.

Dash also announced a pair of new integrations. Payments plug-in CryptoWoo allows shoppers to pay for e-commerce products online with Dash, Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Litecoin. Venezuelan cryptocurrency exchange CryptoBuyer now accommodates Dash’s purchase and sale.