Bitcoin startup Unocoin launches POS mobile app for merchants – Bitcoin News


Bitcoin startup Unocoin launches POS mobile app for merchants

Indian bitcoin startup Unocoin, which is an exchange service for users to buy and sell bitcoins, and also is a wallet service as it has a native wallet for users to store and use their bitcoins, is launching a point-of-sale mobile application for merchants.

Unocoin which is based in Tumkur, India, is a Boost VC funded startup focused on the Indian bitcoin market. Boost VC is an accelerator who invests in startups who are using emerging technologies, such as bitcoin and blockchain. Boost VC recently revealed stats that they have invested over $50 million in blockchain startups, including Unocoin.

Over the past year, Unocoin’s web traffic has increased by more than 500%. They added more than 6,000 users just last month alone. While the company’s vision is to bring bitcoin to billions, it is now aiming to make physical stores and merchants in India easier to accept bitcoin. This is presently unmarked territory in India, according to Unocoin.

In the past couple of weeks, bitcoin has been booming in India, with Coinsecure raising $1.2 million in funding and Zebpay reporting record transaction volume.


The merchant POS flow is illustrated in this graphic from Unocoin, which shows the process from installing the app to reconciliation.

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Bitcoin adoption, India, Merchants, mobile apps, Point of Sale, startup, Unocoin

The Unocoin merchant POS app is currently available to download in the Google Play store for Android and the Appstore for iOS'
David Shares

David is a writer, researcher, and developer who is passionate about bitcoin and blockchain. He writes for,, and is the founder of (which was acquired by David previously used to write and curate for Myspace and has worked in the fintech and payments space for over 15 years.

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