There’s good news for the Bitcoin community and retailers with an interest in the virtual currency, after payments firm Stripe announced that it would add support for Bitcoin payments.
Stripe — which is one of the largest companies of its kind, having raised over $120 million in funding — has launched a private beta which includes support for the cryptocurrency, alongside the 135 global currencies that are already covered.
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Stripe co-founder and CEO Patrick Collison told Recode that the company has a “positive disposition to Bitcoin” because it is solving “the problems we care about” — namely enabling anyone to pay for goods regardless of whether they own a credit card.
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