Stripe helps facilitate online payments. Processing Bitcoin was part of what they helped with. Now, for the following reasons, they will closeout that sector of their service by 4/23/18.
- diminishing seller interest.
- higher BTC fees coupled with Stripe fees.
- Stripe viewing BTC as more of an asset.
- unstable exchange rate.
Stripe did say they are still interested in transacting in crypto.
They are enthusiastic about ETH and quicker or “lightening” payments.
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