Cryptocurrency payroll service Bitwage announced Monday that the company has partnered with digital currency wallets Casa and Edge Wallet to “bring bitcoin payroll to a mainstream audience.” Now Edge Wallet and Casa users can connect to Bitwage platform services via deep link or QR code.
Crypto Payroll Company Bitwage partners with Casa and Edge Wallet
Since John Lindsay and Jonathan Chester launched Bitwage in 2014, the company has been providing Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency payroll services to people in countries around the world. Following the company’s announcement that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight Luana Pinheiro would be paid in BTC through Bitwage’s payroll services, Bitwage announced that it had partnered with wallet companies Edge Wallet and Casa.
Before partnering with Casa and Edge, Bitwage users had to provide a wallet address in order to use the company’s payroll services. However, Casa and Edge wallet users can now use a QR code or deep link “without requiring a manual public key exchange,” Bitwage explained on Monday. Bitwage believes the feature is an exciting improvement for the company’s customers.
“This partnership is exciting because it creates access for an entire generation of crypto newcomers,” read Bitwage’s Aug. 1 announcement. “While experienced users still have the option to connect an address from any wallet, new users have the opportunity to have a friendly and secure experience to find their first wallet and connect it to Bitwage.”
“Our collaboration with Bitwage to create and deploy the Request for Address protocol represents our laser focus on making crypto easy and seamless for end users,” said Paul Puey, CEO and co-founder of Edge Wallet, in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com explanation messages. “Finally, users can eliminate the need to copy and paste addresses between apps and websites when they need to request crypto in their wallet,” Puey added.
Interest in Crypto Payroll Services has increased over the last 4 years
Cryptocurrency payroll services have become very popular over the past four years. Atlanta-based crypto payment processor Bitpay launched payroll services in 2020. NYDIG also offers Bitcoin payroll services, and on July 14, the company announced that it had signed a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) team the New York Yankees.
The announcement detailed that NYDIG will provide bitcoin payslips to Yankees players and employees. During the announcement on Monday, Bitwage co-founder Jonathan Chester explained that people who use non-custodial wallets are teaching them how to bank for themselves.
“Education is a very important part of the Bitwage experience, and part of that experience is helping our users understand wallets while teaching them how to be their own bank,” said Chester, the CEO of bitwage. “Edge and Casa are two of the best and most secure wallets out there. Our partnership with these wallets is just the beginning of our journey to educate millions of workers around the world about bitcoin, cryptocurrency and stablecoins, and what it means to get paid in those currencies.”
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