WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, today announced new digital currency features, including the centerpiece World of Bitcoin exhibit showcase, at TRANSACT 15, the payments industry's largest and most important event. ETA also announced a partnership with exhibitor BitPay that makes ETA the first trade association to accept bitcoin payments for trade show exhibition and sponsorship, association membership, and professional development programs. TRANSACT 15 will take place March 31 – April 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and registration is open today with limited early rates available at www.transact15.com.
"ETA is at the forefront of payments technology, and TRANSACT 15 is our industry's most important event," said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. "With the launch of our World of Bitcoin showcase, and our partnership with BitPay to accept bitcoin payments, TRANSACT 15 is now the place to be for digital currency in 2015."
"BitPay is working with ETA to increase bitcoin acceptance and raise awareness about cryptocurrency via our exhibit booth at TRANSACT 15," said Tony Gallippi, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, BitPay. "TRANSACT 15 will be a great arena for bitcoin companies to showcase their new products and services while connecting with leaders within the payments industry."
As the world's largest payments technology trade association, ETA's more than 550 member companies include bitcoin companies BitPay and Circle. In addition, ETA's Digital Currency Working Group addresses business issues related to digital currency, and ETA's Digital Currency Day in Washington D.C. attracted more than 100 government and industry attendees to discuss bitcoin policy issues.
TRANSACT's global reach brings together, under one roof, the entire payments ecosystem - everyone from the major mobile network operators and equipment manufacturers to online service providers, retailers, major processors, all of the major card brands and venture capital/investors - thousands of leaders and partners that you need to access to grow your business. For more information, visit www.transact15.com.
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The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 550 payments and technology companies.