Online merchants and businesses are increasingly adopting bitcoin payments as an additional option in the recent days. The increasing reports of partnerships between businesses and bitcoin payment processors is a standing proof of this development in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. One such partnership was recently forged between the leading bitcoin payment processor, BitPay and the German software solutions provider Seafile.
Seafile, the company that offers enterprise file sync and share software solutions has recently announced the new bitcoin payment feature powered by BitPay on its official twitter account. The cloud storage platform allows companies and institutions to share files and collaborate on them in a secure and reliable fashion. All the data on the platform are stored in encrypted libraries by default to ensure that no one can access the files without the right password.
People can now buy Seafile products from the “Shop” page on the website with bitcoin. The four products that can be currently bought with bitcoin includes Cloud Account Subscription, Seafile Professional Lifetime access, Seafile Professional Subscription and Seafile Small Business Subscription packages. Other payment methods on the platform include Sofort, Direct Debits, Visa and MasterCard payments and Carte Bleue.
According to the responses to the company’s tweet about the inclusion of BitPay, it can be deduced that the company opted for the digital currency option after it ran into some issues with PayPal. In a response to customers’ comments, Seafile has mentioned that the company is currently looking into other alternative payment methods as well, which can allow existing customers to re-subscribe to the services.
Being a decentralized digital currency, bitcoin payments allows companies and individuals to eliminate the dependency on conventional centralized payment solutions like PayPal, which can withdraw its services at any time without giving adequate notice or transferring the accumulated money belonging to the merchant.
The increased adoption of the digital currency among individuals and businesses has made the inclusion of bitcoin payment options more relevant these days. We can expect more companies to follow suit in the near future.
Ref: Twitter | Image: Seafile