Receive all Cointelegraph news immediately in Telegram.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the product of a Bitcoin hard fork, has bypassed $2,000, following news that BitPay will accept the cryptocurrency for merchant accounts.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has surged to well over $2,000 today, apparently in response to the news that Bitcoin payment service BitpPay will begin accepting payments in the coin.
According to a post from Friday on BitPay’s company blog, the need for more currency options for merchants has become increasingly clear. Over time, the service plans to add payments options in “other Blockchains which Bitcoin has inspired,” starting with BCH. Detailing the Bitcoin Cash addition, the BitPay team stated,
We will begin adding support for a Bitcoin Cash payment option this year, starting with BitPay Card loads. All BitPay invoices will include a Bitcoin Cash payment option by default in early 2018.
The news appears to have caused a strong increase in trading volume today as investors moved to buy up BCH, on the expectation that the BitPay integration will increase market usefulness and adoption.
BCH had seen a week of relative stability, hovering between $1,700 and $1,900. Likely investors were slow to react to the BitPay news over the weekend, which explains why the price surge happened only today. At press time the price of BCH had reached $2,250.
Follow us on Facebook
For updates and exclusive offers, enter your e-mail below.
Thank you for contacting us! We will reply to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your interest in our franchise program.
We are considering your request and will contact you in due course. If you have any further queries, please contact: