Aliant Payment Systems Announces Strategic Relationship with BitPay

Aliant Payment Systems, a U.S. based provider of merchant services and credit card processing, announced that it has entered a strategic processing relationship with BitPay, an Atlanta-based global bitcoin payments provider. This relationship makes Aliant one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the ability to accept payments in bitcoin.

Earlier this year, Aliant paired with Merchant e-Solutions to expand its client roster to include accounts with higher annual processing volumes, such as e-commerce, travel, and B2B companies. With these types of businesses being more likely to get hit by credit card fraud, they are attracted by the prospect of accepting bitcoin, as doing so reduces their risk.

“Aliant is looking to the future of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and we’re excited to bring a bitcoin solution to our clients,” said Aliant CEO Eric Brown. “We look forward to showing merchants what bitcoin can do for online payments and what BitPay is doing for businesses transferring value globally.”

“Merchants accepting high-value payments online need a secure, fraud-free way to receive value, and we believe bitcoin provides that way,” said BitPay CEO Stephen Pair. “We are proud to be working with a forward-looking company like Aliant to bring this payment option to more businesses.”

 

Aliant Payment Systems is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based credit card processing and independent merchant services provider that has worked with businesses of all sizes for over 14 years. Aliant Payment Systems enables brick-and-mortar, e-commerce and mobile vendors nationwide to accept various payment forms, and it provides a complete line of credit card machines, ATMs and payment technology. To learn more about Aliant Payment Systems, please visit http://www.aliantpayments.com.

The first and most experienced company in bitcoin payments, BitPay builds powerful tools for accepting bitcoin, storing and spending bitcoin securely, or converting bitcoin to dollars.

The company has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised over $32 million from top investors including Index Ventures, Founders Fund, and Sir Richard Branson. BitPay processes payments for industry giants in online commerce, from Microsoft to Valve and Newegg.com.

For more information on BitPay and what it’s doing in the world of bitcoin, visit www.bitpay.com or email media@bitpay.com