All Press Releases for July 22, 2013

Research Triangle NC Consultants Strategic Development, Inc., First To Accept Bitcoin

Leadership training firm is the first in North Carolina to accept the new digital currency.

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Research Triangle leadership development firm Strategic Development, Inc., is the first such firm in North Carolina to offer clients a new payment alternative: Bitcoin. Launched in 2008, Bitcoin is a completely electronic, decentralized, digital payment system that transcends borders and national currencies, enabling instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Once received, Bitcoins can be easily exchanged for the recipient's national currency.

George Smart, Managing Partner at Strategic Development, said, "Our entrepreneurial clients are always looking for innovation and opportunities, including choice and flexibility in payment methods. As Bitcoin rises in prominence and use in the increasingly unstable global economy, so does the need to offer a universal digital currency payment option."

Strategic Development is no stranger to payment innovation. In 1997, it was the first consulting firm in North Carolina to accept VISA, Mastercard, and American Express for professional services.

Bitcoin is increasingly being adopted as a global payment method because transactions are virtually instant, free, and nearly anonymous.

It is also gaining international popularity because it can accept payments from users in over 60 countries not served by PayPal, and in from countries where credit card use or acceptance are restricted because of political, fraud, and other reasons.

Strategic Development accepts Bitcoin using Mt. Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo and Coinbase, a US-based exchange. Clients can use any conventional currency (dollars, euros, etc.) buy and sell Bitcoin through these exchanges for use with Strategic Development and any other businesses accepting Bitcoin.

About Strategic Development, Inc. and George Smart:

Over 400 organizations have trusted Strategic Development over the last 30 years for high-impact, relevant, practical leadership development simulations and executive coaching. Drawing from an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business plus training from the National Training Lab for Applied Behavioral Science, and the Center for Creative Leadership, Managing Partner George Smart conducts leadership development simulations to Fortune 500 companies and national associations on how to make the workplace less insane and more profitable. For more information, visit Managing Partner George Smart can be reached at 919.740.8407 or [email protected]. LinkedIn:

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