Coastal.com Will Accept Bitcoin Digital Currency as Payment, Schedules Fiscal 2013 Earnings Call

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Online eyeglasses and contact lenses retailer, Coastal.com (NASDAQ: COA) (TSX: COA) announced yesterday that it plans to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment in the coming months. “As an e-commerce company, we're excited to see digital currency gaining momentum,” said Roger Hardy, founder and CEO of Coastal.com. “We're continuously looking for new innovative approaches in order to best service our customers.”
 
Bitcoin will be offered as a payment method on the Coastal.com website along with Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, PayPal and BillMeLater. “We want to offer our customers the ability to choose whichever payment method is most convenient for them,” said Braden Hoeppner, vice president of web sales of Coastal.com. “We've had customers request a digital currency alternative in the past so we're excited to implement this change as quickly as possible.”
 
The company has also scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Oct. 31, 2013. Participating in the call will be Coastal.com founder and CEO Roger Hardy, president Gary Collins and CFO Nick Bozikis. To attend the call, dial (877) 941-1427. To listen and view the presentation via computer, click here. The link can also be accessed from the investor relations tab at www.Coastal.com. A replay will be available for seven days by dialing (877) 870-5176 (passcode: 4659067).