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Anycoin Direct is a cryptocurrency brokerage platform headquartered in the Netherlands. The company was registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce by Lennert Vlemmings, Bram C. L. Ceelen, and Julian A. W. van der Wijst under the name Bitplaats B.V. in April 2013. <ref>[https://www.kvk.nl/handelsregister/TST-BIN/FP/MDWS002@?BUTT=H608155310000&kvknummer=594661970000&product=Concernrelaties]</ref>
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Anycoin Direct is a cryptocurrency brokerage platform headquartered in the Netherlands. The company was registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce by Lennert Vlemmings, Bram C. L. Ceelen, and Julian A. W. van der Wijst under the name Bitplaats B.V. in April 2013.<ref>[https://www.kvk.nl/handelsregister/TST-BIN/FP/MDWS002@?BUTT=H608155310000&kvknummer=594661970000&product=Concernrelaties Chamber of Commerce - Registration]</ref>
  
 
== History ==  
 
== History ==  
  
Anycoin Direct started in April 2013 as Bitplaats, serving the Netherlands with payment method iDEAL. <br/>
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In 2014, the company expanded its services to Belgium by implementing the payment method, Bancontact, formerly known as Mister Cash. Initially, Anycoin Direct was called Bitplaats (Dutch for Bit[coin]place). However, the name was changed to fit the geographic area served. <ref>[https://cointelegraph.com/news/anycoin-direct-makes-bitcoin-available-all-over-europe-in-under-5-minutes Cointelegraph - Anycoin Direct makes bitcoin available all over Europe]</ref> The company name was also changed from Bitplaats B.V. to Phoenix Payments B.V. for the same reason.
On 1 January 2014 they started offering their services to Belgium customers with payment method Bancontact / Mister Cash<ref>[http://www.coindesk.com/dutch-exchange-bitplaats-expands-belgium/ Coindesk - Dutch Bitcoin Exchange Bitplaats Expands to Belgium]</ref>. <br/>
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The same year, Anycoin Direct further expanded its services to the European Economic Area (EEA) with the addition of Single Euro Payments (SEPA). <ref>[https://www.coinspeaker.com/anycoin-direct-makes-bitcoin-available-all-over-europe/  Coinspeaker- Anycoin Direct makes bitcoin available all over Europe]</ref> Additional local payment methods where added: Giropay & Mybank in September, Sofort in October, and Trustpay in March 2015.
On 6 July they changed their name to Anycoin Direct <ref>[http://cointelegraph.com/news/112632/anycoin-direct-makes-bitcoin-available-all-over-europe-in-under-5-minutes Cointelegraph - Anycoin Direct Makes Bitcoin Available All Over Europe in Under 5 Minutes]</ref>, expanding their services to whole Europe with the addition of payment methods: SEPA, Sofort Banking, MyBank, Giropay, Online Bank Transfer<br/>
 
  
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Anycoin Direct announced a €500.000 private investment funding in January 2015.<ref>[https://www.coindesk.com/anycoin-direct-e500k-funding Coindesk - Anycoin Direct receives 500k funding]</ref> The funding allowed the company to expand outside the European Economic Area into Canada. Anycoin Direct partnered with San Francisco-based Salt Technology, Inc. to provide Interac Online Payments services to its Canadian customers. It discontinued service to Canada in late December 2016.
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In March 2018, Anycoin Direct became the first European crypto broker to implement SegWit, a protocol upgrade that reduces the load placed on the Bitcoin network and improves scalability.<ref>[https://www.btc-echo.de/anycoin-direct-aktiviert-segwit/ BTC-Echo - Anycoin Direct activates SegWit]</ref>
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==Mission Statement==
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Anycoin Direct’s mission statement is “Cryptocurrencies: easily available for everyone, fully under your control.” It aims to achieve this by focusing on three pillars: convenience, speed and security.<ref>[https://anycoindirect.eu/en  Anycoin Direct - Easy, Fast, Secure]</ref> 
 
==Support==
 
==Support==
  
Anycoin Direct focuses on support, offering a toll free telephone number, live chat and email support.<br/>
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<p>You can contact Anycoin Direct through all of the following channels:</p> <ul> <li>Live-chat</li> <li>Support ticket</li> <li>Telephone</li> <li>Facebook</li> </ul> <p>
 
   
 
   
==Supported currencies==
 
 
* Bitcoin<br/>
 
* Litecoin<br/>
 
* Blackcoin<br/>
 
* Darkcoin<br/>
 
* Dogecoin<br/>
 
* Zetacoin<br/>
 
* Peercoin<br/>
 
* Namecoin<br/>
 
* Feathercoin<br/>
 
 
 
==Supported payment methods==
 
==Supported payment methods==
 
* SEPA<br/>
 
* SEPA<br/>
 
* Giropay<br/>
 
* Giropay<br/>
 
* Sofort banking<br/>
 
* Sofort banking<br/>
* Bancontact / Mister Cash<br/>
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* Bancontact<br/>
 
* iDEAL<br/>
 
* iDEAL<br/>
 
* MyBank<br/>
 
* MyBank<br/>
* Online Bank Transfer<br/>
 
  
 
==Fees and rates==
 
==Fees and rates==
  
The website exchange rate is based Bitstamp USD/BTC rate.<br/>
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Concurrently, Anycoin Direct’s product folio consists of 21 cryptocurrencies available for buy, sell, and trade orders. The overall commission ranges between 0.3 and 1.0% without account (maintenance) fees.
 
 
Buy bitcoin: 0.3%<br/>
 
Sell bitcoins: 1%<br/>
 
 
 
 
The various payment methods charge a fixed and a variable amount.<br/>
 
The various payment methods charge a fixed and a variable amount.<br/>
  

Latest revision as of 00:42, 24 April 2019

Anycoin Direct is a cryptocurrency brokerage platform headquartered in the Netherlands. The company was registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce by Lennert Vlemmings, Bram C. L. Ceelen, and Julian A. W. van der Wijst under the name Bitplaats B.V. in April 2013.[1]

History

In 2014, the company expanded its services to Belgium by implementing the payment method, Bancontact, formerly known as Mister Cash. Initially, Anycoin Direct was called Bitplaats (Dutch for Bit[coin]place). However, the name was changed to fit the geographic area served. [2] The company name was also changed from Bitplaats B.V. to Phoenix Payments B.V. for the same reason. The same year, Anycoin Direct further expanded its services to the European Economic Area (EEA) with the addition of Single Euro Payments (SEPA). [3] Additional local payment methods where added: Giropay & Mybank in September, Sofort in October, and Trustpay in March 2015.

Anycoin Direct announced a €500.000 private investment funding in January 2015.[4] The funding allowed the company to expand outside the European Economic Area into Canada. Anycoin Direct partnered with San Francisco-based Salt Technology, Inc. to provide Interac Online Payments services to its Canadian customers. It discontinued service to Canada in late December 2016.

In March 2018, Anycoin Direct became the first European crypto broker to implement SegWit, a protocol upgrade that reduces the load placed on the Bitcoin network and improves scalability.[5]

Mission Statement

Anycoin Direct’s mission statement is “Cryptocurrencies: easily available for everyone, fully under your control.” It aims to achieve this by focusing on three pillars: convenience, speed and security.[6]

Support

You can contact Anycoin Direct through all of the following channels:

  • Live-chat
  • Support ticket
  • Telephone
  • Facebook

Supported payment methods

  • SEPA
  • Giropay
  • Sofort banking
  • Bancontact
  • iDEAL
  • MyBank

Fees and rates

Concurrently, Anycoin Direct’s product folio consists of 21 cryptocurrencies available for buy, sell, and trade orders. The overall commission ranges between 0.3 and 1.0% without account (maintenance) fees. The various payment methods charge a fixed and a variable amount.

External links

Anycoin Direct website

References