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January 18, 2021

Nev Hyman—Burleigh Heads surfer, shaper and entrepreneur—found himself overwhelmed with orders after he sold some of his NEV brand surfboards on a Facebook page for users of Qoin digital currency.

Enthusiastic Qoin customers snapped them up, and he was soon contacted by customers who wanted him to produce custom-made surfboards.

“I had people approach me saying ‘I’d love to get a custom order and I want to pay with Qoin.’ At the time, I wasn’t even making surfboards, it’s not my core business. It’s just more of a hobby.”

A partnership founded on Qoin

Nev was soon inundated with requests for longboards and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) as well—products he did not sell. Nev was already an ambassador for The Surfboard Warehouse, one of the country’s largest online sellers of surf products. So he spoke to them about selling their products using Qoin, and they said yes.

On a fateful Sunday morning in October 2020, Nev decided to make a brief post on Facebook saying anyone could buy his custom-made boards, NEV brand short boards, along with any product in the Surfboard Warehouse range using Qoin.

“Well, I didn’t leave my desk all day. I sold $30,000 worth of longboards and SUPs in one day, all on Qoin. That continued for the next week, and after 10 days that figure was up to $80,000,” Nev says.

The result is testament to the growing merchant base behind the Qoin digital currency, and the trust within the Qoin community.