Electroneum’s ETN is now accepted at hundreds of shops listed on Cryptwerk

Electroneum’s ETN is now accepted at hundreds of shops listed on Cryptwerk

To date, 1,760 vendors have listed their businesses on the ETN Everywhere directory of places that accept the Electroneum token as payment

Since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, an increasing number of retailers are warming up to the idea of accepting payments in cryptocurrency. Many of those early crypto adopters have seen their sales bolstered.

Electroneum experienced organic growth in 2019 and 2020 of vendors accepting ETN, particularly in Uganda, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and other places around the world.

Cafe Refugio in Bariloche, Argentina, accepts ETN.
Cafe Refugio in Bariloche, Argentina, accepts ETN.

To make finding ETN merchants easier, Electroneum launched the ETN Everywhere website last week with a map and directory that lists 1,760 vendors across 174 countries and 25 business categories.

Electroneum also got ETN listed on Cryptwerk, a directory of about 4,600 different business locations where 25 different cryptocurrencies are accepted, including Electroneum, Litecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, XRP, Binance Coin and others.

“Our listing on Cryptwerk is another example of how we’re demonstrating that ETN has real-world usage,” said Electroneum’s ETN Everywhere Project Manager Laura Johnston. “We look forward to creating strong networks for business owners who accept ETN and want to see their business grow.”

The Cryptwerk directory covers various online and in-store merchants across multiple categories, including online retailers, shops, markets, travel services, gambling, gaming, news, analytics, software services, restaurants, and cafes.

Crypto users can search the Crypwerk’s map for places to spend cryptocurrencies or browse through the categories to find out exactly where and how they can spend their cryptocurrency.

“Cryptwerk is useful for people who want to spend cryptocurrency directly, without exchanges or banking cards, and registration is free,” the website reads.

As societies around the world gradually use less cash and transactions become fully digital, cryptocurrencies are the next step. Electroneum is potentially the only cryptocurrency that has gone a step beyond by entirely bypassing the need for a bank account and allowing users to purchase mobile top-ups and everyday items at participating shops.

Electroneum launched the ETN Everywhere to encourage local merchants in developing countries and elsewhere to see the benefits of signing up to receive payments in ETN. ETN Everywhere brings together a growing network of merchants to support each other, to learn new skills, recruit new merchants, and be rewarded for accepting and promoting ETN in their community.

The programme aims to educate and celebrate the ETN merchant, retail, and eCommerce community. Each merchant will have access to a library of over 16+ educational courses to promote ETN and help grow their business.

“We know there is a huge network of business owners who are benefitting from accepting ETN all around the world,” said Mrs. Johnston. “ETN Everywhere is the perfect solution to bring those business owners into one community, and we have had great feedback from those wanting to be listed.”

The award-winning crypto’s project lead said that “with searchable listings on our map, helping customers find them, free resources to help them grow the business and more to come in the future, we continue to provide our 3.9 million registered users with ways to spend their ETN.”

As Electroneum continues to expand its ETN ecosystem, its ETN token will become increasingly usable and widely accepted. This real-world ecosystem will allow ETN to be used every day to purchase everyday items everywhere.

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About Electroneum

Electroneum is a mobile-phone-based crypto app powered by a revolutionary instant payment system that enables its 4 million registered users to send, receive, and transfer funds within minutes at a fraction of a U.S. cent. It is one of the only crypto apps that allows users to top up their airtime and data in 140+ countries and electricity top-ups in four African nations. Hundreds of thousands of Electroneum users have completed 300,000 app-to-app transfers and 200,000 airtime and data top-ups, making ETN one of the most widely used cryptos. The network itself reports nearly 8 million blockchain transactions to date. Electroneum is the only crypto that has made earning its token possible. AnyTask is Electroneum's freelance platform, with more than 530,000 registered users and over 15,000 tasks across dozens of categories. Electroneum does not require its users to have a bank account, empowering millions of people to access the global digital economy.