Aliant Payment Systems, a U.S. based provider of merchant services and credit card processing, announced today that it has entered a strategic processing relationship with BitPay, the Atlanta based bitcoin payments provider.
This relationship makes Aliant one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the ability to accept payments in bitcoin.
Earlier this year, Aliant paired with Merchant e-Solutions to expand its client roster to include accounts with higher annual processing volumes, such as e-commerce, travel, and B2B companies. 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.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”Aliant CEO Eric Brown” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“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.”[/perfectpullquote]
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”BitPay CEO Stephen Pair” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“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.”[/perfectpullquote]