now accepts bitcoin payments

Now Accepting | March 21, 2016 By: announced it has began accepting online payments in bitcoin.

With 19 million users, is among the top 25 websites in Japan and offers a varied marketplace that sells everything from online games, to smartphones, digital books to online English lessons and more. In a significant move that could plausibly help with wider bitcoin adoption in an already Bitcoin-friendly country,, via local bitcoin exchange Coincheck has used the latter’s settlement service to enable the cryptocurrency as a payment method to its users. users can now purchase DMM points with bitcoins, before redeeming the points for all products and services listed on the website.

In an announcement via its blogblog, coincheck revealed that is looking to expand its services to other countries beyond Japan. Bitcoin was a natural fit, besides enabling the cryptocurrency as a payment option for Japanese users, to embrace a more global audience.