Almost every day, a new company announces the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in one form or another. Now one of the world’s largest fine wine auction houses and America’s oldest wine store Acker has revealed that digital currency is accepted to pay for auction payments and retail wine purchases.
Wine shop Acker is jumping into the crypto space
This week, the wine shop and auction house Acker revealed that it is now accepting cryptocurrencies for goods and services. Effective immediately, Acker accepts BTC, BCH, ETH, DOGE and three stablecoins through the payment processor Bitpay.
In addition, the wine company that started in 1820 has also added BTC and ETH to the company’s web portal. Speaking during the announcement, Acker Chairman John Kapon said he believes cryptocurrencies are here to stay.
“Cryptocurrencies are no longer a passing fad, and, as one of the oldest licensed companies in America, Acker is proud to accept this new form of payment as we continue to evolve into our third century as a company,” noted Kapon.
Acker plans to unveil more digital innovations in the future
Kapon is a third generation wine merchant and called up the company’s auction business in 1998. Since then, Acker has become known for offering services including “cellar consultations, an extensive shop inventory of fine and rare wines for immediate sale”.
“Cryptocurrency is here to stay,” added Kapon. “We are delighted to offer these additional payment options in this ever-changing and changing world. We look forward to growing our already robust network of wine aficionados and making more exciting announcements in the digital space soon. “
According to Acker, the company is launching a “live online” auction in Hong Kong on April 23-24 and returning to Delaware on May 12-13.
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