02 Apr '13, 4pm

Western Union Mulls Using Bitcoin

Western Union Mulls Using Bitcoin

Western Union, a 162-year-old firm that made its name by offering telegraphs, is considering embracing the digital age by accepting Bitcoin and other types of digital payment methods, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is interested in getting a slice of online transactions like gaming and telephony. "If you want to top up a Skype account or add value to an online gaming platform, those are the kinds of partnerships I’m working to develop,” David Thompson, EVP of global operations and CIO at Western Union told the WSJ . Western Union reps could not be reached for further comment. SEE ALSO: 8 Vendors You Didn't Know Accepted Bitcoins The company, which stopped offering telegrams in 2006, provides person-to-person money transfers and lets consumers pay their bills online. In 2008, Western Union also introduced a mobile service that enable...

Full article: http://mashable.com/2013/04/02/western-union-bitcoin/

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