Gold Coast residents can now use digital currency to get fit and healthy as businesses embrace Australia’s newest digital currency

Carl Sullivan, a karate champion who has been providing sport, fitness, health and nutrition services on the Gold Coast for 30 years, is now rolling out Qoin as a payment method for some of his services.

Together with his partner Nikole Gray, he will be initially offering personal training, Shiatsu massage, fitness and coaching sessions on Qoin, along with frequency healing sessions to treat injuries, at his Pacific Pines studio, Greenstone Health.

The fourth degree black belt in Kyokushin karate and third degree black belt in Shotokan karate also runs two karate centres in Nerang and Pacific Pines and is hopeful that Qoin will enable him to expand his business further.

“Expansion is an exciting prospect,” says Carl Sullivan, founder of Greenstone Health. “We’re really excited about expanding Greenstone Health and being more involved with Qoin as we go.

“I became interested in the concept of digital currency three years ago and I’ve got three main areas of focus that have stemmed from my decision to join Qoin,” says Mr Sullivan.

“First is to build up our digital currency portfolio. The investment side of Qoin looks really promising. Secondly, I’m already using Qoin. We go to lunch once a week and pay in Qoin. I’ve got my car booked in at a mechanic who accepts Qoin and every week I order fruits and vegetables using Qoin,” says Mr Sullivan.

“Lastly, I’m allocating 15 percent of my services through Qoin. I’ll be accepting Qoin for personal training, massage, fitness and coaching sessions before we roll it out 100 percent in our business.”

Mr Sullivan says he is excited about getting on board as a Qoin merchant and joining a business to business network. “I’m referring a crazy amount of businesses to Qoin and building a relationship, based on trust, with other merchants Australia-wide so we can all prosper.”

Over the space of six months more than 12,000 small business merchants, including many in Sydney, are now accepting Qoin, the newest digital currency, built on blockchain, that offers cashless transactions.

And now Sydney is being specifically approached following research undertaken by Qoin that shows Sydney businesses and merchants are keen to get involved in digital currencies.

Qoin Australia Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Barker says, “We have done our homework in Sydney and we have a dedicated sales team of independent agents that are in contact with Sydney businesses. The current economic climate off the back of COVID-19 has encouraged many businesspeople to open their eyes to new ways of doing business and that includes digital currency.”

Mr Barker says the time is ripe for digital currencies, like Qoin, as coronavirus has paved the way for small businesses to consider digital currencies to attract new customers and facilitate instore transactions.

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