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BitFlyer, a major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it will start a service to allow individuals to purchase virtual currency Bitcoin on their T point cards from August 20th onwards.
GCR Comment: The T-point card is a typical loyalty point card that’s widely adopted in Japan. A number of different shops and businesses support the T-point card system. Namely, well-known department stores such as Tsutaya, Family Mart (convenience store), Yahoo Japan, Maruetsu (supermarket), Doutor (coffee shop), Excelsior Caffé, a whole list of family restaurants, Demae-kan. Tabe-log (restaurant guide/reservation site), and so on.
BitFlyer users will be able to use T points as a payment method when purchasing Bitcoin. If you buy bitcoins with T points, you can buy bitcoins worth 85 yen for 100 points.
Services such as Bic Camera, Yamada Denki, a major electronics retailer, and SBI SECURITIES have already provided services for T-Point support for bitcoin payment. https://coinpost.jp/?p=102182