Braintree has launched its private beta program. Thousands of U.S. merchants can now accept bitcoin.
Adding bitcoin payments is a surprisingly easy process for current vendors. The Coinbase Blog states:
“Braintree merchants can now accept bitcoin by creating a Coinbase account and adding a few lines of code to their existing Braintree v.zero integration.”
Rumors swirled that Airbnb would begin accepting bitcoin when Coinbase gave a talk at Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco. Braintree clients currently include Airbnb and GitHub. Uber is listed as a successful case study of Braintree's usefulness. This makes it a little easier for these major companies to add Bitcoin to their payment palettes.
Merchants interested in joining the private beta can email Coinbase.
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