- Williston in North Dakota is now accepting cryptocurrency for utility bills payment
- Payment options such as Google Pay, Apple Pay, and pay-by-text will also be available in Williston come June 2021
Williston, a North Dakota city, is now accepting cryptocurrency for utility bills payment. Specifically, the city has partnered with BitPay, one of the largest payment merchants in the world, to make this event possible. Indeed, this brings joy to the crypto community in the city of Williston.
Hercules Cummings, Finance Director of Williston, explained:
We have partnered with BitPay, the largest virtual payment merchant whose partners include Microsoft and Facebook. We are the first municipality in the State of North Dakota, and the third in the nation, to offer this service.
Cummings added that they are studying more possible payment options in the city. “We are exploring more payment methods to keep pace with existing payment alternatives, deliver to a growing customer demand, and cater to users of all types,” he said.
On the other hand, payment options such as Google Pay, Apple Pay, and pay-by-text will also be available in Williston come June 2021. Furthermore, PayPal and Venmo virtual payments will be added by the end of the year. This payment upgrade that the city of Williston is doing brings security, convenience, and cost savings to all its residents.
In other news, Bequia, a small island in the Caribbean archipelago of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines, aims to become the world’s very first fully Bitcoin-enabled community. Interestingly, Bequia seeks to develop a community that fully enables bitcoin payments for all purchases and services. Truly, more and more places around the world are now acknowledging the technology that cryptocurrencies possess.
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