eCommerce Expo 2014 London – Bitcoin: how does it work and why do merchants want to accept it?

A very knowledgeable talk on Bitcoin from this years eCommerce Expo in London. Talking here is Akif Khan, VP Solution Strategy at

This was filmed in the Payments & Security theatre. Being a Bitcoin enthusiast but here for my day job, I was amazed at the Buzz around Bitcoin over the 2 days from payments processors and acquirers alike. That led to this being the one Keynote of the 2 days I attended which had no spare seats!

Very encouraging was the fact that at the beginning when he asks the audience if they have a knowledge of Bitcoin, that this is a vastly inexperienced audience. They are there to find out more, and he held their attention brilliantly and gave a fine overview of Bitcoin and it’s benefits.