Aliant Payment Systems, a US-based merchant services company, has entered into a strategic partnership with bitcoin payments processor BitPay.
The partnership will allow merchants associated with Aliant to accept payments in bitcoin.
“With these types of businesses being more likely to get hit by credit card fraud, they are attracted by the prospect of accepting bitcoin, as doing so reduces their risk,” Aliant Payment said.
Aliant Payment Systems CEO Eric Brown said: “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.”
Commenting on the move, BitPay CEO Stephen Pair added: “Merchants accepting high-value payments online need a secure, fraud-free way to receive value, and we believe bitcoin provides that way. We are proud to be working with a forward-looking company like Aliant to bring this payment option to more businesses.”