Our Startup Azteco has just opened its doors to new Vendor Applications

We are the easiest way to buy the new internet payment token Bitcoin that is taking the world by storm and which will prove to be a decisive technology in moving the world towards Libertarianism. Earlier this year Azteco opened its Bitcoin store in London’s Shoreditch, becoming the first Bricks and mortar Bitcoin store in the UK and EU.

Through our system of simple vouchers that can be redeemed to any Bitcoin address, Azteco is not only making it easy to Buy Bitcoin, but our aim has higher purposes. We need to completely dispel the idea that Bitcoin is money. Its the only way we will be able keep the State off of our backs and make a healthy profit. As soon as you mischaracterise Bitcoin as a form of money or “digital commodity” all the sclerotic, and anti-human regulations of the State come into play and the incumbent banking sector can use these regulations to greatly retard the spread of Bitcoin. They are already denying access to Bitcoin businesses, and of course this is their absolute right; what we must not tolerate is the toxic touch of the State, its irrational KYC/AML “regulations” and other Wizard of Oz nonsense.

Buying Bitcoin is unnecessarily hard. We solve this problem with a simple, fast and elegant solution, that’s easy for users to deal with and easy for our vendors do dispense. Azteco vendors don’t need to purchase any special equipment or Bitcoin; they can use a laptop and printer that they already own to start selling Bitcoin straight away, and they do it without any financial risk. This is crucial to rapid adoption by the public, which is quite rightly weary of new innovations. Bitcoin needs to be as painless as possible for the light to switch on in the minds of the users.

Its already happening. The excellent Blockchain wallet has over two million downloads and is growing, as is the number of retailers accepting Bitcoin both off and online.

Bitcoin is set to change the way people send money globally, and this will be especially powerful and transforming for the third world diaspora, eliminating the financial network access problems that plague the “un-banked”, helping them to break out of the poverty cycle. There is no need for the un-banked to be banked. They should leapfrog the bank stage of economic development that has so distorted and damaged the growth and capital of the west and go straight for the Austrian School styled Bitcoin, that will not only preserve their spending power, but give them global access on a fraud free platform.

With Bitcoin, anyone can send money to anyone else anywhere in the world. They can also buy anything on the web without a credit card, and without any possibility of payer fraud. Now with Azteco, the un-banked don’t need an expensive mobile phone to use Bitcoin. All they need is cash and a simple voucher. Azteco brings the power of Bitcoin to anyone and removes the need for an $800 iPhone or any phone whatsoever. It is simple to use, the vouchers are disposable. This is exactly what is required; a one use device for people who simply want to get something done.

With Azteco powered Bitcoin, people from all over the world will now have access to goods and services without any risk of payment failure or dreaded chargebacks. Bitcoin processing fees are also much lower than any other payment method. Both the merchants and the customers benefit; faster payments, zero fraud, global access and extremely low fees.

The Bitcoin wave began with retailer adoption. Too many users with Bitcoin chasing a handful of retailers would make it hard to answer the question, “Where can I spend Bitcoin?”. With retailer adoption going viral ahead of consumer growth, soon it will be possible to say, “anywhere” in response to that question, and as to what you can buy with Bitcoin, the answer will be “anything”. Soon there will not be a single website on Earth that does not accept Bitcoin. The transactions will number in the billions, frictionless, unstoppable and completely out of reach of the State.

Currently, getting Bitcoin is still hard. Azteco makes it very easy, and its also very fast. There are no unnecessary interrupting steps in Azteco. Using Bitcoin is not any more difficult than sending a text message from your mobile phone. Everyone would laugh at the idea of a centralized text messaging service where you have to manually log in to send a text; Azteco goes one step further, removing the need for a mobile phone altogether.

Obviously the 2.2 billion un-banked in the world will not be using Bitcoin with the latest iPhone. They need a way to enter the e-commerce world where their money goes straight to the retailer without any extra expense or complications. Bitcoin services provide a stable, secure and fraud free ecosystem that does this, which goes some way to explain why entrepreneurs like Fernandez are so exited about it. Its like the internet in 1995; few could have predicted the profound changes it would bring to society, and Bitcoin is going to unleash benefits on a scale we cannot begin to calculate.

Azteco wants to be the default way of getting Bitcoin for millions of people globally. We already have two vendors in two different countries Africa signed up, where there is only one Bitcoin ATM in Cape Town. We have the potential to quickly dominate the consumer Bitcoin space because the Azteco Vendor system is nearly frictionless compared to all other Bitcoin retail offerings. We are inviting businesses world-wide to apply now so they can join the first wave of Azteco Vendors, without any obligation. Vendors should apply at https://www.azte.co/apply/ and we will be processing applications in strict order.

The Azteco approach to Bitcoin removes risk from all parties by eliminating the need for expensive, bulky, custom physical equipment. Bitcoin is often called a “Virtual Currency”; why would you need an expensive non virtual infrastructure to sell it?

Our novel approach means that Azteco Vendors don’t have to invest in complex, expensive and vulnerable equipment that needs to be shipped thousands of miles. Azteco terminals are entirely virtual; that means they can run on any computer, anywhere, at any time. Its a forward thinking approach for a forward thinking currency, shedding the baggage of the 20th century.

Our vendors are protected by a three way agreement where top London law firm Keystone Law holds the Vendor Bonds securely. These bonds are 100% returnable to the vendor. Rather than spend thousands on an ATM, our vendors can use that money immediately to start selling Bitcoin across all their sites, simultaneously, risk free.

We don’t charge our vendors by the number of sites they have. In the unlikely event of one of our vendors finding that profiting from Bitcoin is not for them, they can close their account and have 100% of their bond returned to them. No bulky, depreciated ATM equipment to sell off at a painful loss, and no problems. Its a clean, no risk proposition for all parties. We are lowering the barrier to entry for businesses that want to sell Bitcoin to their clients, and our solution is the simplest, least expensive and most efficient.

Many years ago, being a cryptography enthusiast, I was one of the users who trialled Chaumian E-Cash. The possibilities were very apparent to me then, even without a knowledge of Austrian Economics. I knew that this was a way to de-fund the War Machine, and to move money without banks. Those two pain points alone were exiting to me, and now with Bitcoin, the Achilles Heel of a centralized server and State sanctioned corporation have been removed from the backbone equation. This is a product, like Pirated Software, that can never be stopped, shut down or slowed down. That major companies all over the world are rushing to adopt it is breathtakingly exiting; the word really is going to rapidly change for the better, and over the horizon; a dawn is emerging where it will be impossible for the Socialist State to exist anywhere where the internet is connected.

Think about that for a moment!