Cryptocurrency adoption comes day by day when mobile applications, shops and other stores start to accept cryptocurrencies. Aliant, an international merchant service provider, has announced on January the 22nd that is offering merchants the ability to accept Ether payments, but, with a Litecoin solution in its final testing phase.
Aliant Payments Help Spread Cryptocurrencies
In September 2017, Aliant started to offer Bitcoin solutions to merchants around the world in a partnership with BitPay. Now the company has decided to move a step forward and offer Ether and Litecoin. These two cryptocurrencies offer faster transactions and lower fees than Bitcoin, meaning that the incentive to use cryptocurrencies increases for individuals.
The Ethereum network was tested in the last quarter of 2017, and the platform already offers the possibility to use Ether. Litecoin will also be available to be used on the platform. According to Aliant, they are in the final phase of testing and it will be available by the end of the first quarter 2018.
All About Burger Wants Bitcoin Payments
As we all know, the expansion of cryptocurrencies to retails stores or more important shops it sometimes difficult. All About Burger, in Washington DC, uses BitPay in order to accept Bitcoin payments. Unfortunately, no one has ever purchased anything using the famous cryptocurrency.
Matt Fuller, a reporter from the Washington DC Metropolitan area, explained his story at the All About Burger shop when he tried to use Bitcoin to pay for his meal. He wrote on Twitter:
“I go to some burger shop and see they accept Bitcoin. Neat, I think, knowing the transfer fees would probably be, like, $20. So I ask the cashier how would I pay in Bitcoin. ‘Oh, I don’t know,’ he says. ‘They never taught us. No one’s ever asked.’
The answer didn’t come later. All About Burger answered his tweet saying that they are using BitPay, but that, unfortunately, nobody has ever made a transaction with Bitcoin. Clearly, the burger shop is doing everything what is should to accept Bitcoin payments. At the moment, the Bitcoin community is waiting for an off-chain solution to scale.