Seven cryptos been honored
Today I came across an interesting message in several crypto-news portals, that SAMSUNG is starting to accept Bitcoin (and other cryptos) in three Baltic Republic markets, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. I found it very interesting, and start looking into our local media channels, first of all - on Internet. However not even one word on this could be found anywhere.
I checked local payment processor COPPAY, and indeed 3 Samsung stores in Vilnius are already listed as their clients
Then I went to samsung.lt, their Lithuanian site, and again - not even one word. This made the intrique even higher. False rumor, or true?
Several international portals however were quite certain on this:
Next (even today is Sunday), I have made personally a phone calls to local Samsung shops in Vilnius, and was able to get a verbal confirmation, that all is true, I can come any moment, and they will accept my payment for any possible product in Bitcoin. Woo-hoooo!
Not only Bitcoin core (BTC) is honored, but also Dash (DASH), NEM (XEM), Steem (STEEM) ( !!!), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum (ETH).
Did you hear it? Even STEEM !
In Vilnius Samsung stores are located in major shopping malls:
- Prekybos centras "Akropolis", Ozo g. 25/I aukštas,LT-08217 Vilnius
- Prekybos centras "Ozas", Ozo g. 18/II aukštas, LT-08243 Vilnius
- Prekybos centras "Panorama", Saltoniškių g. 9/II aukštas, LT-08105 Vilnius
Image source shopsamsung.lt
Probably a bit more wait is needed for those living in Kaunas, but most likelly they will accept cryptos there too
- Prekybos centras "Akropolis", Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 49/I aukštas, LT-44333 Kaunas
- Prekybos centras "Mega", Islandijos pl. 32/I aukštas, LV-44001 Kaunas
So as final line, I thing this is quite a good sign to see a global giant like Samsung stepping into crypto markets.
Finally, with help of bitcointalk.org, I have found that Samsung has a message out as well , but obviously not yet in localized interned sites.
I cant wait to see them extending this initiative to their online-shops and to other, much bigger markets.