The well-known American operator AT&T has just announced on its official website through a press release that it will become the first mobile operator to accept cryptocurrency payments using the BitPay platform.
This is certainly positive news, as AT&T is currently one of the leading mobile operators in the world and the first in the USA.
AT&T is the first mobile operator to accept crypto payments
BitPay supports several cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and bitcoin cash. Kevin McDorman, vice president of AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations, said:
“We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services,” said Kevin McDorman, vice president, AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations. “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”.
Users will be able to choose whether to make payments in cryptocurrency using the integration of the BitPay platform within the official AT&T application, or on the website by logging in with their accounts.
It is difficult to determine the impact that this news will have on the price of bitcoin, it is likely to lead to a slight increase in the value of BTC. In any case, this is a positive development, which shows that cryptocurrencies are increasingly becoming reality and ready for future mass adoption.
After AT&T, other mobile operators may also decide to introduce cryptocurrency as an alternative payment method. Maybe even other online services, such as Netflix, Google, etc.. It will be the giants of the web who will contribute to the spread of cryptocurrencies.