Cloud computing provider BizCloud has become one of the first in the field to accept Bitcoin payments for its services.
As of yesterday, customers are now able to pay for any of the company’s cloud infrastructure solutions using the currency, which will be processed by BitPay with the rate calculated at the time of purchase.
“Considering our role in the cloud computing space and our commitment to provide industry-leading technology to our customers, Bitcoin was a natural fit,” said CEO Vahid Razavi in a press release on Tuesday.
Cloudbiz already has a strong following, and is using the advantage of low-cost Bitcoin payments to aid international expansion by appealing to cost-savvy clients, who will no longer be required to pay international bank transfer fees.
“We decided to accept Bitcoins to give both our domestic and international customers a quick and effortless alternative payment option, but also to support the technology that we believe will disrupt the financial industry in the coming years,” Razavi explained.
Disruption is a word on the lips of many current Bitcoin adopters, Coinreport reporting on Australian IT company Ellenet, whose move to start accepting Bitcoin payments in April placed it somewhat ahead of the game.
“Crypto currencies are the future, it’s plainly obvious and people need to understand that Bitcoin and other coins are not going away,” director Estelle Asmodelle said, “Without sounding terse, you can’t stop progress.”
Separately, investors far and wide have been voicing their support for Bitcoin in increasingly public environments such as Bloomberg TV, and at this point it would seem unwise to dismiss the hype.
The community is also seeing more businesses warm to Bitcoin as a ‘natural progression’ of their services, identifying the innovation with their existing clientele.
David Butler of UK retailer CeX, which is trialing Bitcoin-only payments in one of its stores, told a British newspaper this week, “In our store, the staff and customers live and breathe technology so it's only appropriate we looked at Bitcoin as a way for our customers to buy and sell electronic goods.”
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