Thursday, April 20, 2017

Netcoins Chosen As Finalist at Benzinga Global FinTech Awards in New York

Netcoins is a finalist in the Benzinga Global Fintech awards in New York, in the category of Best Use of Blockchain or Bitcoins.

Businesses from around the world were selected, and fellow nominees include (Bitcoin wallet provider) and (marketplace buying on Amazon at a discount with Bitcoin). 

From the Benzinga website: The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards seek out and celebrate the most innovative companies that are changing the way ordinary people and professionals interact with finance.

Check out the full list of all categories and nominees:

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Netcoins Store in Surrey Central, BC! Welcome, Happy Times Convenience

Continuing our fantastic start to 2017, Netcoins is growing its retail network of Virtual Bitcoin Kiosks across Canada. Today we're excited to announce our newest store in Surrey BC near Central City Mall: Happy Times Convenience Store. 

This is a Netcoins Flagship location for Surrey, check it out today! Fees are under 8% and orders take less than 15 seconds. 

Here's the address for the new Surrey Bitcoin ATM: 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2017 Off To a Huge Start - January smashes all sales records at Netcoins! Thank you to all our valued customers!!

The Bitcoin rally over Christmastime was definitely a thrilling ride for all of us actively following Bitcoin. January definitely saw a rollercoaster ride in price swings! Despite the volatility, the Netcoins Team is excited to announce that January 2017 has been a banner month for sales at all our Virtual Bitcoin ATM locations across Canada, more than 2x over the previous month!

Stay tuned for a lot of upcoming exciting announcements happening in February. Netcoins is officially launching on another continent, we'll be able to publicly share soon where exactly we'll be launching!

Find a location here: (Most Esso Gas Stations in Canada)

Monday, December 26, 2016

Bitcoin Christmas Bonus: 10% Bonus from Netcoins!

Netcoins is celebrating its first year with a special Christmas Bonus offer:
If you buy Bitcoins this week from any Netcoins location (before Dec 31), you'll be paid a 10% bonus in free Bitcoins.
To receive the bonus, simply respond to your order confirmation email with the code: BONUS10
Find a location here: (Most Esso Gas Stations in Canada)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Netcoins & Flexepin: Buy Bitcoin at 7,000 stores in Canada & Australia

7,000 stores & counting! Canadian & Australian customers are now able to buy Bitcoin at thousands of stores with Netcoins now accepting Flexepin. 

Flex-e-pin vouchers are sold at a variety of retailers; these are usually sold as part of a suite of pre-paid voucher products (tell the cashier that you want to buy a Flexepin pre-paid voucher). The voucher is delivered as a paper receipt with a pin code that can then be redeemed into Bitcoins on Netcoins' website: 

In Canada, Flexepins are sold at all Esso Gas Stations, Canadian Tire+ Gas Stations, as well as a variety of convenience stores including Hasty Market and many Gateway Newstand locations. 

To find a location near you, please see below: 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Founder of the Week: Interview with Netcoins CEO Michael Vogel (Article via SnapMunk)

Netcoins Founders Michael & Dominic Vogel recently taped a
segment for an upcoming epsiode of CBC's Dragons' Den. 

Online magazine SnapMunk featured Netcoins this week in it's "Founder of the Week" series, interviewing Netcoins CEO & Founder Michael Vogel. 

View the full article here

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Netcoins Launches in Vancouver, Announces Partnership with Gateway Newstands

Netcoins has launched its first series of "virtual" Bitcoin ATMs, starting in participating retail stores in western Canada. 

The ATMs run on a tablet, computer, or mobile device at the store checkout, and customers have the ability to buy Bitcoin using cash or debit cards. 

Netcoins is in the midst of a Canadian rollout, and is currently accepting a waitlist for stores in the United States that would eventually like free access in their stores to a Netcoins virtual Bitcoin ATM. 

"The Netcoins team is excited to be launching in our home city of Vancouver, and we thank everyone for their wonderful support in our journey to launch!" says Michael Vogel, CEO of Netcoins. 

In addition to Vancouver, other stores included in the BC launch include Coquitlam, Surrey, Victoria, and Kelowna. 

"Our Toronto launch is imminent," adds Vogel. 

The launch also coincides with Netcoins announcing a partnership with Gateway Newstands, which is piloting the virtual ATMs in its two BC locations.

"Physical Bitcoin ATMs are incredibly popular, in some cases selling $20,000 of Bitcoin every month, however the high machine cost and space requirements put them out of reach for most retailers", says Vogel. "The Netcoins solution allows any retailer to sell Bitcoin without any barriers-to-entry. We look after all the heavy lifting, and can set new stores up within 10 minutes."

Netcoins was originally co-founded in 2014 by brothers Michael & Dominic Vogel. The company took part in cohorts in Vancouver's "Spring Activator" and Coquitlam's TriCelerate startup accelerators.

About Netcoins:
Netcoins turns any device into a Bitcoin ATM (mobile, tablet, PC). It's a Virtual Bitcoin ATM for retail stores. Smart retailers are discovering that a Bitcoin ATM is a great way to attract an "ideal"​ tech-savvy / high income demographic, especially in an age when these customers typically shop online. Netcoins offers no-cost entry for retailers into the Bitcoin space.

About Gateway Newstands (via Gateway website):
Established in 1983, Gateway Newstands has over 500 stores throughout North America. Its stores are found in 8 Canadian provinces with dominance in Ontario, and Gateway Newstands is the exclusive newsstand retailer in North America’s third largest transit system – the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Gateway Newstands also has over 100 US locations with concentration in New York and Chicago. Gateway has mandated merchandising programs for all categories, and is consistently rated among North America’s top 100 franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.

Here are the Netcoins virtual Bitcoin ATM additions in the greater Vancouver area.

For the full list, including Kelowna and Victoria, please see below: