Are there any platforms out there for merchants that allow you to accept nubits? I want to try and convince local business to accept them (now that I have some nubits)
A major project that @Cybnate is leading is the further development of our native NuBits Android wallet. The full shareholder-approved proposal is here: https://gist.github.com/Cybnate/f38fed991467873ef9b2
Some key points from the proposal:
With the proposed enhancements regarding release 2 it is expected that the demand and usage for NuBits would increase as the wallet can be used for mobile payments at Point of Sale where only e.g. Bitcoin, Peercoin or Litecoin are accepted. The wallet will hold NuBits, however foreign cryptocoin payments are possible seamlessly.
[Release 2] adds Shapeshift API integration. This enables seamless payments in supported foreign coin addresses from within the App without the use of external plugins by either merchant or customer.
Support for NuBits payments to Bitcoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, Darkcoin, Dogecoin, Namecoin, Feathercoin, Blackcoin, BitcoinDark, Quark and Reddcoin, providing that all coins follow the standard bitcoin URI format.
This means that you will be able to pay with NuBits anywhere that BTC, LTC, PPC, DOGE, etc. are accepted, through ShapeShift. Given the relative lack of adoption of alt-coin payment providers like coinpayments.net, your best bet might be to request businesses to accept Bitcoin for now, unless they are very comfortable with emerging innovations like NuBits.