Two weeks ago, the Aspinwall Chiropractic Clinic began accepting cryptocurrency, according to clinic owner Dr. Jim Aspinwall. As far as he knows, his clinic is the only LaGrange business to do so. The Aspinwall Chiropractic Clinic now accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and USD Coin, according to Aspinwall’s nephew Luke Schmidt.
Aspinwall said he chose to start accepting cryptocurrencies for several reasons
“I think it’s something that will develop quickly. Two million people a week are starting to use it. It’s not really popular right now at LaGrange, but it will eventually be, that’s one of the reasons.
“The second reason is that I just wanted to follow up and demonstrate that we are very proactive in trying to stay as up to date as possible. Appointments can be made online, appointments can be made through the app , all your new patient documents can be done online. So it’s just a follow-up to that kind of concept. Just be proactive and try to be as current as possible.
To pay for his clinic with cryptocurrencies, Aspinwall explained that clients must have an email address attached to a basic cryptocurrency coin account.
“All they do is put in that email address and put in the amount and hit send, and that’s all there is to it,” Aspinwall said.
Aspinwall has a client, Gabe Velez, who pays him with cryptocurrencies.
One of the reasons Velez uses cryptocurrency is because it is a faster way to pay.
“It’s just a faster way, nobody in between. I see it as the future. And I think the more people adopt it, the more success it will get… It’s as simple as using a credit card,” Velez said.
Velez sees the clinic’s acceptance of cryptocurrencies as a “first springboard” for their spread elsewhere.
According to Aspinwall, the transaction fees for using cryptocurrencies at his clinic are much cheaper than using a credit card.
Aspinwall also said it plans to accept more cryptocurrencies in the future.