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With the popularity of Bitcoin, more and more Scottish companies have begun to introduce cryptocurrency payments. A rooftop company in Glasgow now says that more and more customers, including pensioners, are willing to use cryptocurrency to pay.
Kaeleb Mckay runs a rooftop company with his father Cameron. He recently told British media that his company is seeing more and more customers using cryptocurrency to make payments. The 20-year-old Scot also said that he was surprised by people who use cryptocurrency, and his company’s crypto customer base even includes pensioners.
According to the “Daily Record” report, ASAP Roofing and Building Ltd began accepting cryptocurrencies last year and is now accepting several major coins, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), and XRP, according to their website. A young entrepreneur from Wishaw, Lanarkshire commented:
We have been accepting encryption for some time. For a business, this is ideal because it can get paid immediately.
Kaeleb’s company is a family-owned roofing and construction contractor headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland’s most populous city. It operates in central Scotland and northern England and specializes in commercial and traditional building maintenance and repair projects.
The owner of ASAP Roofing admits that he has been involved in the encryption field for many years. “Since 2014, I have developed a personal interest in cryptocurrency transactions,” Kaeleb Mckay said, adding that he was “surprised by some people who want to pay in this way.” He told the publication:
In November, I did a roof repair of about £500 for a pensioner in her 60s in Glasgow, and she said she wanted to pay in Bitcoin.
This is not an isolated case, as Mckay’s company advertises itself as Scotland’s premier roofing contractor, and there are other older British people who also want to use cryptocurrency. “In the past few weeks, I have another person who paid £180 for emergency roof repairs in Ethereum,” he shared.
The “Daily Record” pointed out that pensioner cash is often referred to as the “gray pound” and is increasingly becoming the target of cryptocurrency companies. In March of this year, the British Advertising Standards Agency banned cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor from placing “irresponsible” advertisements on pensioners who invest in Bitcoin.
Most of the Scottish companies that accept cryptocurrency payments are large technology companies. However, many small businesses such as ASAP Roofing have also turned to decentralized digital currencies as an alternative to fiat cash.
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