Cryptocurrency services platform Ethos announced on Monday it has formed a U.S. cryptocurrency partnership with merchant services and payment processing organization Payroc. According to Ethos, as part of the partnership, the Ethos Bedrock platform will be integrated with Payroc’s payment gateway platform, which will enable a “Pay with Crypto” button to be placed on merchant websites, giving consumers the option of paying with cryptocurrency in addition to traditional payment forms.
Ethos also reported that the partnership will facilitate direct consumer-to-merchant crypto payments, encompassing common cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash, as well as the Ethos token which acts as the gas for the Ethos ecosystem. Ethos Bedrock also abstracts blockchains, and therefore can support other cryptos such as Ripple and Litecoin. While sharing more details about the partnership, Jared Poulson, Chief Integrations Officer of Payroc, stated:
“We’re excited about partnering with Ethos as it brings together the traditional payments world Payroc operates in with new digital currencies. Our merchants will be able to accept payments via traditional credit cards, ACH, PayPal and now popular cryptocurrencies. We have been tracking Ethos for quite some time. Their commitment and vision of bringing the benefits of blockchain technology to the mass market aligns with Payroc’s culture of innovation, trust and stability.”
Ethos then revealed benefits to participating merchants include instant crypto payments and settlement made directly from consumer crypto wallets, plus immutable transactions with no chargeback risk. Consumer benefits include the opportunity to pay from mobile devices in cryptocurrency with the security and convenience of Ethos Universal Wallet’s easy-to-use, decentralized self-storage that keeps tokens, coins and digital assets safe and secure on the blockchain. Ethos CEO, Shingo Lavine, added:
“Payroc is a stable, trusted and visionary partner. Ethos is dedicated to bringing cryptocurrency to the masses, and partners such as Payroc are an integral part of our delivery.”