Taking Crypto to the Small Business world
Taking Crypto to the Small Business world

Taking Crypto to the Small Business world

Trying to understand the opportunities and risks of crypto from the perspective of a non-technical business owner.

Royal Mail's Great Stamp Swap

15 Jan 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Alonicus

This is mostly a post for UK readers, but it's probably worth monitoring for similar situations elsewhere in the world. In a move which has received very little publicity, Royal Mail are introducing barcoded postage stamps. This ties in with the labe...

October Earnings of A Casual Crypto User

2 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Alonicus

I wrote a post like this back in August, so I thought it was time I did another one. I skipped September, although I really should have written a post then for consistency. But, hey, I did say I was a casual crypto user ! Time is still the biggest co...

August Earnings of A Casual Crypto User

2 Sep 2022 3 minute read 1 comment Alonicus

We see quite a few posts of crypto earnings from regular posters, and I always find them fascinating and inspirational. But most appear to be from people who are serious investors, with either lots of cash to invest or lots of time to spend to genera...

Amazon will stop accepting UK VISA-issued credit cards soon

17 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Alonicus

This morning, Amazon UK have started emailing their customers, advising that they will stop accepting UK credit cards issued by VISA from January 19th, 2022. The reason they give is the high processing fees VISA charges them. But I suspect there is m...

PayPal Launching Crypto In The UK

24 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Alonicus

PayPal appear to be about to launch crypto services within the UK.  This could go a long way to increase public adoption of crypto here; although the UK is ahead of many other countries, it is still only a small percentage of the public who hold any...

Crypto Payments - An E-Commerce Wishlist

26 Jul 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Alonicus

I asked my webmaster last week about adding crypto as a payment option for our website. His immediate response was "It's used by criminals and dodgy types, and will harm your reputation". I guess he has bought into the FUD in a big way, but it's a go...

TradeWaltz - a Major Blockchain Use Case

17 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Alonicus

If you need proof that blockchain technology is changing the world, you need look no further than TradeWaltz, a new service designed to digitise, accelerate and validate international trade transactions. Import and export of goods is a bureaucratic n...

WooCommerce Crypto Payment Plugins

17 Jul 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Alonicus

This post is a review of a selection of plugins which can be installed in WooCommerce websites to enable crypto payments. Many of the companies offering these plugins also have direct equivalents available for Magento, Shopify, Big Commerce and other...

I Found an Impressive "Crypto For Beginners" Document

5 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Alonicus

I'm not usually a fan of HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - the UK tax authority). Much of their output is so unintelligible it might as well be written in Martian. But just occasionally, they write something in clear, comprehensible terms. Th...

Google UK Financial Ads Restriction - Targeting Binance ?

30 Jun 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Alonicus

As an advertiser on Google, I received an email from them this morning advising that they were updating their policy on ads for financial services to UK consumers.  Some of the wording really made me sit up and re-read it carefully !  I'll paste an i...