Austrian cryptocurrency owners will soon be able to spend their coins in more than 2,500 trading places using A1 Payment, a service of one of the largest mobile communication operators in the country.
According to the Austrian fintech company Salamantex, its Crypto Payment Service software is now integrated into the A1 Payment platform. Merchants will start accepting Bitcoins, Ether or Dash instead of cash or credit cards already since this summer.
Salamantex follows the country's official position on the transition to non-cash payment operations “as much as possible”. The company aims to make payments using digital currencies as simple and straightforward as the ones with credit cards. The Salamantex Crypto Payment Service software is expected to be deployed as a cryptocurrency service in neighboring countries as well.