Bitpay recently partnered with Aliant Payment Systems, which is a company that provides online merchant services for credit card processing. Aliant plans to offer its customer base the option of transacting using bitcoin via Bitpay. This brings Bitcoin another step toward garnering more mainstream adoption.
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The company’s official press release mentioned they are one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the opportunity to accept payment in bitcoin.
A Financial Magnates article explained, saying, “Aliant Payment Systems, a provider of merchant services and credit card processing based in the US, has announced that it will be partnering with BitPay, a Bitcoin payment processor, for payments processing.”
Aliant Looks Forward and Embraces Blockchain
Aliant’s CEO, Eric Brown, implied his company recognizes the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology. They realize it is the future of online payments. They believe it will bring a shift in the current financial paradigm. Brown elaborated:
Aliant is looking to the future of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and we’re excited to bring a bitcoin solution to our clients. We look forward to showing merchants what bitcoin can do for online payments and what BitPay is doing for businesses transferring value globally.
The CEO of Bitpay, Stephen Pair, also commented on their newly forged partnership. He believes their relationship is needed, because all of their customers desire more secure ways to transact while avoiding fraudsters and scammers. He said, “Merchants accepting high-value payments online need a secure, fraud-free way to receive value, and we believe bitcoin provides that way.”
Aliant Payment Systems
This is bullish news for bitcoiners, because Aliant Payment Systems is a large payment gateway within the medical communities. This transports bitcoin payments into the medical world, which has been slower to take off when compared to the retail sectors. The company also processes payments for non-profits and other organizations, like Rotary clubs and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Aliant’s website said, “Our client-merchant base includes restaurants, retailers, wholesalers, e-commerce sites, mail order businesses and professional services. We also have relationships with a multitude of professional associations such as medical and dental practitioners as well as non-profit organizations, including The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Rotary Clubs and so on.”
Bitcoin Growth and Bitcoin-Based Partnerships
As a result of bitcoins’s growth, everyone will continue to see partnerships form between payment gateways and other bitcoin companies. Previously, gift card retailer Gyft has adopted Bitpay to bring a smorgasbord of gift card options to bitcoiners everywhere. Similar mainstream enthusiasm for bitcoin will likely spur more traditional payment gateways to adopt a use case for the cryptocurrency. Times are changing rapidly.
What do you think about this partnership between Aliant Payment Systems and Bitpay? Will it allow bitcoin to grow and flourish? Let us know in the comments section below.
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