27 Mar '14, 4pm

Stripe Merchants Will Soon Be Able to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Stripe Merchants Will Soon Be Able to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Online payments company Stripe will soon allow its customers, who use its payments tools to accept credit card purchases online, to accept bitcoin payments as well, its CEO told Re/code on Wednesday evening. Stripe believes it is the first major online payments platform to support purchases made in bitcoin. Up to now, Stripe merchants that wanted to accept bitcoin as a payment method would have to integrate with bitcoin-specific processors such as Coinbase or Bitpay. Stripe will start supporting bitcoin payments through a private beta program that its customers can sign up for . Tarsnap, an online backup service, is the first Stripe customer to integrate the bitcoin payment option. Stripe co-founder and CEO Patrick Collison said the decision to build an integration for bitcoin payments is more about the company’s mission to increase the amount of commerce transacted online...

Full article: http://recode.net/2014/03/27/stripe-merchants-will-soon-b...

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