We're thrilled that Bitcoin Checkout, our mobile point-of-sale app, has been nominated as a finalist in the Retail category of the 2015 Contactless & Mobile Awards.

We only announced the release of our new point-of-sale (POS) app last November at Money20/20 in Las Vegas, so to receive recognition so quickly is exciting for the future of bitcoin as a mainstream payment format.

Having introduced NFC "one-tap" technology to our new POS app, the market response has been fantastic. We've had great feedback from our customers using Bitcoin Checkout, and to be nominated for this award alongside some tough competition really is a reflection of where we're taking bitcoin both this year and in the not-so-distant future.

With that said, we're incredibly keen to go the extra mile and win the retail award outright. We want to show the world that this combination of NFC and bitcoin technology really is the most secure, frictionless solution out there. Bitcoin Checkout makes it possible for bitcoin payments to be integrated and used by countless retailers looking to benefit from an extra revenue stream free from the risk of chargebacks and fraud.