Bitcoin’s journey to mainstream adoption continues with U.S telecommunication giants, AT&T the latest to announce support for the dominant cryptocurrency.
In an announcement published today May 23, AT&T said it is delighted to provide its customers who use cryptocurrency the opportunity to pay for their bill using their preferred method of payment.
Popular cryptocurrency payments processor, Bitpay has integrated its portal within AT&T platforms, including users’ online accounts and in-app via the myAT&T app.
Commenting on the new development, Kevin McDorman, vice president, AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations said,
“We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services. We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy; we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.”
Meanwhile, by announcing support for Bitcoin, AT&T has arguably become the first major U.S mobile career to allow its customer to pay for their bills using cryptocurrency, with others likely to follow the trend in the near future.
Bitcoin’s Journey to Mainstream Adoption
There is no doubt that the future of Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general will, to a significant extent, rely on its practicality as a means of paying for goods and services both offline and online.
Although earlier rumors about major eCommerce company, eBay accepting cryptocurrencies turned out to be a fad, the last few months produced a couple of success stories.
For instance, we confirmed that popular automobile company, Jaguar Land Rover is developing a rewards program that pays driver IOTA tokens for reporting data collated during trips.
Also, an Australian Primary School technology teacher in a bold move recently introduced Bitcoin and the concept of mining cryptocurrencies to his students, thereby raising hopes that the younger generation will be more conversant with the cutting-edge invention.