VIPole Private Messenger, the internet telephone company, announced news on Wednesday (June 28) that it is joining the digital currency world, giving hundreds of thousands of users worldwide the ability to pay with the cryptocurrency bitcoin.
In a press release, the company said bitcoins can now be used to make in-app purchases, buy and renew service subscriptions for personal accounts and team solutions.
“We are pleased to accommodate the many requests received from VIPole users for payment via bitcoins,” said Christopher Miller, head of development, in the press release. “Our user base has grown substantially over the past year, and with the recent changes in our product line, flexible payment terms are more important than ever. Bitcoin allows our clients to stay flexible while ensuring security of all payments.” The company noted that in the near future, it is planning to accept the cryptocurrency Ethereum for purchases within the system.
VIPole said it implemented the digital currency because it thinks it’s one of the most flexible and secure payment methods on the marketplace. Bitcoin, VIPole Private Messenger said, is gaining wider use as a way to pay for goods and services.
Over the past years, more companies have implemented bitcoin payments using the blockchain technology; among those are large investment firms, major retail outlets, national airlines and tech companies. To make the system more secure, the company said communications are encrypted end-to-end, and it recently introduced secure payments.
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