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Pay In Bitcoin For Cosmetic Treatments In Japan

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A Beauty Clinic chain in Japan is offering its customers the option to pay in bitcoin in all its outlets across the country.

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor Bitflyer will facilitate customers of Shonan Beauty Clinic to settle their bills in bitcoin in their 74 outlets nationwide.

An agreement to this effect was signed this week between Biyflyer and SBC Medical Group, the parent company that owns the popular Japanese beauty clinic network.

Shonan clinics offer a wide variety of services including eyelid surgery, liposuction, dermatology, acupuncture, cosmetic dental, rhinoplasty, and breast augmentation.

Shonan clinics will accept bitcoin for services for transactions amounting upto 2 million yen ($18,700).

Bitflyer said in a statement that the number of clients availing the service of its bitcoin payment platform is increasing.

The firm also provides insurance coverage for customers for failed transactions involving the BTC network.

Japan has legalized cryptocurrency as a method of payment in the country.

Japan's largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Bitflyer recently expanded its services to the US and Europe.

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