CeBIT Australia, the country’s largest business technology event, is now accepting Bitcoin as payment using Australia’s leading merchant services provider BitPOS from 5-7 May at Sydney Olympic Park.

Gilad Greenbaum, Business and Technology strategist for CeBIT Australia, says:

“Bitcoin is an innovative technology that offers a fast, secure and cost effective form of online payment,” 

Bitcoin won a Linux award at CeBIT 2014, held earlier this year. Bitcoin was named the ‘most innovative open-source project’. This is quite an accomplishment and shows the respect for Bitcoin, as an open-source project, by developer communities around the world. Votes were taken from thousands of enthusiasts and members of the Linux community.

This is a community driven by principles of encryption, anonymity and privacy, first and foremost. This was evidenced by the fact that the other awards went to GnuPG, Tor project and Git.

The Bitcoin awarded was accepted by representatives of, a Geman company and exchange provider. Representatives from the company compared Bitcoin to other disruptive technologies, implying that Bitcoin would have a similar disruptive effect on the Financial industry.

Jason Williams, founder of BitPOS says:

“BitPOS assists visual as well as technical integration to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for the customer. CeBIT is an icon in the tech scene, and we’re really excited for such a well-known brand to embrace bitcoin in the way Hannover Fairs has.”

BitPOS is Australia’s first bitcoin merchant services provider. Founded in 2013 by Jason Williams, BitPOS concentrates only on merchant services, bringing the online payments to bricks and mortar businesses. Their transaction authorisation and verification system provides a secure way for online merchants and brick and mortar shops to accept bitcoin payments.

They have been signing up merchants quite rapidly of late. They are pleased to work with BitPOS as their first online venture. CeBIT is endorsed by State and Federal Governments in Australia. It is the largest and among the most renowned business technology event in the Asia-Pacific Region with regular attendance by more high profile business and government decision makers than any other event in the region.

In 2014, CeBIT Australia will attract over 35,000 people to their seven specialised conferences and three-day exhibition from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th May at Sydney Olympic Park.

CeBIT’s impressive lineup of national and international speakers will share the latest industry knowledge of Cloud, Cyber Security, e-Health, WebForward, Enterprise Mobility, Datacon and e-Government.

In addition, over 500 national and international exhibitors, from local startups to global companies, will showcase their innovations and technologies on the CeBIT Exhibition Show Floor.

A presence at CeBIT is understood to be one of the most productive ways to find the business technology that can make a real difference to their business.

The event will start with an all-star Opening Ceremony followed by the Plenary Session. This will brings together the leading figures from industry, government and the media for the launch of CeBIT with key State and Federal representatives and speakers. This will also be an opportunity for attendees to network.

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