Qoin is making a strong push into Tasmania and now has a new foothold in Launceston
Qoin, launched from its Queensland headquarters only six months ago has signed up over 7,000 merchants and businesses throughout Australia, with one of its newest signings being Darkwood Construction, based at Gravelly Beach, north west of Launceston.
Co-owner Matthew Collins said Darkwood Construction wanted to offer its clients and customers new forms of cashless payment off the back of the move away from cash as a result of COVID-19. “Qoin is pushing into Tassie and we believe it is the right time for us to look at digital currency,” Mr Collins said. “Our business is about innovation and keeping ahead of the game and that includes the way we seek payment for our services.”
Established in 2015, Darkwood Construction offers bespoke building design and works on residential, commercial and retail projects.
“We did a lot of homework before we chose Qoin as our digital currency offering. It is proving very popular in Australia and they have some good people on the ground in Tassie who have helped us. The business itself is based in Australia and not overseas and its Directors are based in Australia as well. It is easy for both us and our customers to understand.”
Over the space of six months more than 7,000 small business merchants, including many in Launceston, are now accepting Qoin, the newest digital currency, built on blockchain, that offers cashless transactions.
And now Launceston is being specifically approached following research undertaken by Qoin that shows Launceston 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 Launceston and we have a dedicated sales team of independent agents that are in contact with Launceston 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.