Dash today announced a new partnership with Bitrefill, the largest cryptocurrency top-up prepaid phone service, reaching over 160 countries and supporting 600 operators worldwide, including Verizon Wireless, TMobile, and AT&T.
The partnership will allow Dash customers to pay for their mobile recharge phone, monthly bills, and vouchers for prepaid mobile services, as well as the gaming platform Steam, through Bitrefill’s platform.
Bitrefill currently supports Bitcoin and Litecoin as forms of payment, indicated strong demand from customers to integrate Dash due to its low fees, and near-instant transaction speeds.
Director of Global Business, Bradley Zastrow said, “Dash’s ability to transact at near Visa like speeds with our InstantSend feature, as well as enable double-spend protected transactions, make it ideal for commerce partners like Bitrefill. We offer a solution that eliminates fraud while also providing an extremely fast form of payment, critical to the user experience. As a bonus, Dash will soon be offering a 10% discount when buying either phone or Steam vouchers using Dash through Bitrefill’s platform.”
Both Dash and Bitrefill share a similar mission to help service the underbanked and unbanked across the globe. As a result, both companies currently boast significant, overlapping customer bases in several countries- such as Venezuela, Chile, and Zimbabwe- that are plagued by the effects of hyperinflation and insufficient financial services such as digital payments providers.
CEO of Bitrefill, Sergej Kotliar, said, “We service underbanked communities around the world, and Dash’s InstantSend transactions and low fees will further help these communities. We look forward to working with the Dash community to make paying for prepaid mobile phones more affordable and efficient.”