Apriva Hooks up with GoCoin for Bitcoin Processing
Sept. 2, 2014
Apriva, a wireless transaction technology provider that enables cloud-based mobile payments, last week unveiled a partnership that will enable its channel partners to process Bitcoin and other digital-currency payments. GoCoin is a payment platform that will enable online merchants to accept not only Bitcoin, but other emerging “altcoins” as well, including Litecoin and Dogecoin. Apriva said with GoCoin, merchants can keep the coins, or immediately trade all or part of them at the current market rate. GoCoin assumes all risk during the exchange.
“Digital currencies are another driver of change within the payments industry and quickly gaining in interest from consumers. Our customers rely on us to be at the forefront of innovation so they can differentiate themselves and take advantage of new opportunities to meet their consumer needs,” said Chris Spinella, Apriva’s CEO. “GoCoin’s technology platform is an ideal complement to the Apriva Gateway, providing us with the ability to support current digital currencies, and emerging currencies as well.”