Stripe, a payment provider that provides developer-friendly API and tools to help business accept online payments, is looking into bitcoin support.
That’s according to a new page they’ve set up at stripe.com/bitcoin, which says they are currently testing bitcoin support.
The San Francisco-based company is allowing those interested to join a beta program and be added to a waiting list – so it’s unclear when (and even if) this will make it out as a final product.
Stripe processes billions of dollars in transactions for thousands of companies annually, of which includes Fortune 500 companies. Clients include Rackspace, Reddit, Shopify, Lyft, and more. The company, at the present time, charges 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction (some would consider this to be hefty, but they don’t charge subscription fees).
To date, they’ve received $130 million in funding from the likes of Sequoia Capital and Peter Thiel.
Certainly, this could be very good news for the bitcoin community. What do you make of it?