Citing low usage numbers by customers and retailers the payments company says they will end all bitcoin related payments by April 23rd; “Empirically, there are fewer and fewer use cases for which accepting or paying with Bitcoin makes sense,” Stripe product manager Tom Karlo wrote in the announcement reported by Business Insider; the volatility of price and mining fees also played into the decision by Stripe and has been cited by others as an issue that needs be be addressed. Source.
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