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Cryptocurrency Payments Now Available at Shelter Market

May 7th, 2021
Cryptocurrency Payments Now Available at Shelter Market

Cryptocurrencies are changing the way the world pays - and earns.

Blockchain-based payment methods are arriving to every industry, and now, the legal cannabis market is no exception.

Shelter Market now accepts Bitcoin (BTC), Etherium (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Dai (DAI) for online medical cannabis purchases. Cryptocurrencies have proven to be viable and desirable payment options, and accepting these payment methods is well-aligned with our mission to continue to be an innovative and forward-thinking company.

One of the core goals of Shelter Market has always been to provide our clients with a broad choice of quality cannabis products at the lowest prices possible. We also want to support the growing cryptocurrency market, its investors, and to empower others in our industry and beyond to do the same.

“We are pleased to be the first medical cannabis marketplace in Canada to accept cryptocurrency,” says David Purcell, Shelter’s Chief Commercial Officer, “it’s a means to further provide our clients additional choice and security.”

If you’re ready to pay with a cryptocurrency on Shelter Market, there are two important things you need to know before getting started:

1) Once placed, orders purchased with cryptocurrencies cannot be modified.

2) Refunds will not be available in cryptocurrency; in the event that a refund is required, clients will be refunded the dollar value of their purchases, or given the opportunity to have that value applied to a future order.

While these policies may be revisited in the future, the current volatility of cryptocurrency value requires us to implement them for the time being.

Shelter’s cryptocurrency transactions are operated via CoinBase - you can learn more about them here.

Once you’ve reached the checkout screen of your order, you have two options to pay using cryptocurrency.

1) Pay via Coinbase - selecting this option will open up a pop-up login page for Coinbase. Please note that you need a Coinbase account to use this option!


2) Click the listed cryptocurrency with which you’d like to pay. If your currency isn't pictured, click Show More to reveal the entire available list.

Next, click on your preferred crypto, and use the given QR Code / Wallet Address via your preferred service to transfer payment.

If you have questions about how to pay for your medical cannabis with cryptocurrencies, please click here to contact our client care team!

Article header image by Karolina Grabowska.

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