ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BitPay, world leader in business solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency, announces today that 50 Cent’s new album Animal Ambition can be purchased at http://shop.50cent.com with bitcoin.
BitPay makes it easy for artists to accept bitcoin as a form of payment. When a customer checks out of 50’s Shopify store and chooses the option to pay in bitcoin, BitPay processes the transaction accepting the bitcoin from the customer and letting the merchant know the order had been paid. BitPay settles the next business day and offers the merchant the option of depositing dollars, bitcoins or a percentage split between the two.
“We are excited to see high profile independent artists use bitcoin and 50 Cent's trail as an innovator is outstanding," said Tony Gallippi, Executive Chairman of BitPay.
As one of hip hop’s most prolific artists, 50 Cent has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is one of rap’s most successful businessmen with SMS Audio, SK Energy, and SMS Promotions among his ventures.
BitPay is a Payment Service Provider (PSP) specializing in eCommerce, B2B, and enterprise solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency.