Stripe has officially launched its bitcoin payments integration following nearly a year of beta testing.
With the launch, Stripe is now allowing merchants in its network that have US dollar bank accounts to accept bitcoin. Integration for merchants is made possible through either its API or as part of its Checkout feature.
A representative for Stripe told CoinDesk that its beta test had delivered promising results, and as part of the testing merchants within Stripe’s network received both domestic and international payments.
The spokesperson noted:
“While in beta, Stripe merchants accepted bitcoin transactions from more than 60 countries so we’re excited to see what’s next.”
“It really comes down to the the way that we, Stripe, want to be the universal payment infrastructure of the web,” he told CoinDesk during an interview last June. “As part of that, bitcoin is really interesting as something that helps spread that, that helps connect this archipelago of different financial systems.”
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