France is a country of conflicts and odd decisions at times. Albeit the Front National wants to ban Bitcoin altogether, yet Fintech startup Stripe is now available in the country. Among the many supported payment options for Stripe, customers are Apple Pay, Alipay, and Bitcoin.
The expansion of Stripe has not gone by unnoticed, as the service is now available in no less than 25 countries. Many investors and financial experts see the company as one of the last ‘unicorns’ in the Fintech sector, thanks to their US$5bn valuation at the time of writing.
Stripe Supports Bitcoin and Mobile Payments
What Stripe does is make it a lot easier for retailers and merchants to accept a wide variety of payment options. So far, the solution supports 130 different fiat currencies, as well as modern payment methods such as Android Pay, Bitcoin, and Apple Pay. A great solution for merchants in France, despite the plans by Front National to ban Bitcoin as a currency.
One-click payments are becoming more important in the world as we know it, and merchants have to acknowledge consumer needs. However, given the plethora of payment methods available, it is becoming