Freshly-announced: one of the largest worldwide payment providers, Global Payments Inc., announced today that they have signed a referral agreement with Atlanta, Georgia-based BitPay.
This new agreement will allow Global Payments to include bitcoin acceptance into their arsenal, and allow their network of merchants to easily accept bitcoin, which has certainly been a growing phenomenon in the world of finance lately, it seems.
“We focus on delivering innovative products and services to our global customer base, and this relationship provides us the ability to offer our merchants an integrated digital currency payment choice,” said Mr. David Mangum — President and COO of Global Payments — in a press statement Wednesday. “We are pleased to partner with BitPay to provide next-generation payment solutions to our customers.”
“This partnership with Global Payments allows ecommerce and retail merchants to easily accept bitcoin payments,” said Tony Gallippi, BitPay’s Executive Chairman. “The cross-border demands of global merchants present a great opportunity for bitcoin acceptance and will allow us to reach more customers in emerging markets.”
The move reiterates the desire of major companies to get involved with bitcoin, which many in this community would consider a great thing.
Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 company operating in North and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The company specializes in providing payment solutions for merchants, resellers, enterprise software providers, financial institutions, and even government agencies.
Global Payments was selected as one of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for the year 2012.