Payments giant Visa has conducted a survey of small businesses and found that almost a quarter of those who responded plan to accept cryptocurrency payments this year. “I think more people are feeling more confident with crypto,” said a Visa executive.
Small Businesses in 9 Countries Plan to Accept Cryptocurrency This Year
Visa published a study on digital payments Wednesday. It was conducted by Wakefield Research in December 2021 and included a survey of 2,250 small business owners with 100 employees or fewer in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.
Visa described that a path forward for small and micro businesses (SMBs) in 2022 includes “Going long on digital payments – even crypto.” The payments giant detailed:
Of those surveyed, 24% said they plan to accept digital currencies such as the cryptocurrency bitcoin.
The company elaborated: “An overwhelming 82% of SMBs surveyed said they plan to accept some form of digital option in 2022 and 73% see accepting new forms of payments as fundamental to their business growth.”
Jeni Mundy, Visa’s global head of merchant sales and acquiring, was quoted as saying:
I think more people are feeling more confident with crypto.
In December, Visa launched crypto advisory services . Moreover, Visa’s head of crypto recently revealed that the company has partnered with 60 cryptocurrency platforms to let consumers spend digital currency at 80 million merchants worldwide.
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