Monday, December 28, 2015

Virtual Bitcoin ATM: Kelowna, BC

Bitcoiners in Kelowna, BC are now able to buy Bitcoin at Netcoins' latest virtual ATM location: Sovereign Silver & Gold Exchange on Bernard Ave. 

Check it out today! 

#104-1125 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC 
View location on map

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Talking Bitcoin on CKNW AM 980 with Drex Live

In case you missed it, Netcoins was featured in a half hour segment on the latest happenings in Bitcoin. 

In the radio interview, which aired to audiences in greater Vancouver, Netcoins CEO Michael Vogel announced its pilot launch and partnership with Gateway Newstands. 

Listen to the full interview here

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"89 Next-Gen Fintech Companies" list includes Netcoins

Netcoins is excited to be included among Canada's 89 Next-Gen Financial Technology companies, an infographic published by OMERS Ventures.

The list features eleven key sub-markets including digital currency, crowd funding, money transfer and merchant payments.

View the original OMERS post here.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sneak Peek - Netcoins Virtual Bitcoin ATM app

If you haven't seen it yet, we have a #sneakpeek to share. The Netcoins app is in live beta! Here's a pic of a Netcoins Virtual Bitcoin ATM running on an iPhone 6 retail kiosk: 

Tell us what you think! Also, if you are interested in hosting a Netcoins Virtual ATM in your store, you can sign up here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Best summer wishes from Team Netcoins!

It's been way too long since our last blog post! We've been having a great summer, talking to lots of interesting people in the Bitcoin space. Momentum continues to build in the Bitcoin world, and 2015 is definitely living up to its expectations.

We promise to blog some more very soon! In the meantime, if you are a retailer looking for beta access to Netcoins Bitcoin ATM app (available on mobile & in-browser), please send us a note: We love to hear from everyone.

Friday, February 13, 2015

#0to100YVR Tech Event in Vancouver

Smythe Ratcliffe and Boast Capital sponsored a fantastic event in Vancouver yesterday evening with the theme of how to "Accelerate Your Tech Business".

Members of the Netcoins team attended the event. "The opportunity to learn from others is critical when building a startup," said Michael Vogel, CEO of Netcoins. "As we grow Netcoins, it's invaluable to learn from other startups about their own unique challenges."

The guest panel:

  • Keith Ippel, Co-Founder of Spring Activator 
  • Kenshi Arasaki, Co-Founder of A Thinking Ape
  • Brent Holliday, Founder & CEO of Garibaldi Capital Advisors
  • Ray Walia, Executive Director of Launch Academy
  • The panel was moderated by Camellia Ho of Smythe Ratcliffe

During the discussions on capital raising for startups, Brent Holliday shared an interesting viewpoint that customers are the most inexpensive form of capital. Angel investors and venture capital firms all demand equity in the company (plus it takes time to raise money from investors), but delivering a strong product instead can negate the need for investment capital by means of steady customer revenue.

Sold out #0to100YVR Tech Event in Vancouver (Photos from @SmytheRatcliffe)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Netcoins at "TriCelerate" Entrepreneurs Meetup

The Netcoins team attended a January 27 meetup of entrepreneurs and startups, hosted by TriCelerate. The evening "really highlighted the vibrant startup community that is based out of the Vancouver suburbs," said Michael Vogel, CEO of Netcoins.

Netcoins joined TriCelerate as a community member in 2014, and will be helping to establish a local accelerator in Coquitlam, British Columbia (20 minutes from downtown Vancouver).

The evening also introduced a joint effort with another Vancouver accelerator, Spring Activator, which will be hosting a local flavour of the "KICK" program for startups.

About TriCelerate: 
TriCelerate aims to drive sustainable growth of the Tri-Cities (Greater Vancouver) local start-up community by bridging the gap between technology and business. TriCelerate is a 100% non-for-profit and our ultimate goal is stimulate an organically developed ecosystem built around leveraging the resources of our local entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners.

TriCelerate meetup with Vancouver area entrepreneurs. Here Dallas Luther from MakerLabs speaks about the maker movement.