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AT&T now accepts bill payments through cryptocurrencies via BitPay



AT&T now accepts bill payments through cryptocurrencies via BitPay
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AT&T one of the largest mobile carrier companies in the US has announced that they are now accepting bill payments in cryptocurrencies via the BitPay platform. 

Through this decision it has now opened doors to a new domain all together for the use cryptocurrencies. 

Service users of AT&T can make their payments through the BitPay online or use their own native app called myAT&T. All the required integration process with BitPay has been completed. BitPay is service provider in Bitcoin based out of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. 

AT&T has likely made themselves the first business in the US to accept payments through cryptocurrencies. 

On this occasion Kevin McDorman said:

“We are always looking for ways to improve and expand our services. We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.”

The role BitPay will play here is it will accept payments in the digital coin and later pay AT&T in the regular fiat currencies.

Users can currently only pay for their bill in digital coins, AT&T is yet to announce if customers can make use of the digital currency and buy any of their other products online or at the stores of the company. 

Some of the other major companies that have begun accepting payments via cryptocurrencies are Expedia, Subway, PayPal, Shopify, Microsoft and more. 

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Aakash is a full-time cryptocurrency journalist at AMBCrypto covering primarily the US market. A graduate in Finance and Economics, his writing is centered around regulation and institutional investment within the cryptocurrency space. He is also an aspiring triathlete.