Cryptocurrency Is Going Mainstream; US Citizens Can Now Pay Bills and Taxes with Bitcoin

As of Thursday, crypto holders in the US will be able to pay bills and taxes with the world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

Bitrefill, the crypto-only web platform, announced on Thursday that its Pay Bill service is now available to users in the US. Pay Bill is a feature that allows people to pay their bills and other payments using a wide selection of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the US. world.

Besides Bitcoin, the users can also pay their bills and taxes with Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Tether (USDT) stablecoin among others. Bitrefill first launched this offering after El Salvador passed the Bitcoin law in September 2021, making Bitcoin legal tender in the country.




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The Pay Bill service works with auto loans, healthcare, credit card bills, utilities, mortgages, social security payments, and has integrations with financial entities and companies such as State Farm, Wells Fargo, Liberty Mutual, T-Mobile, American Express, and United Healthcare, to name a few. to name. The company also noted that this feature will allow users to pay for real estate and other taxes, as well as cryptocurrency funeral services.

Due to scaling limitations, the Pay Bill service will initially use a waiting list and users will access the offering through Bitrefill’s mobile app for Android and iOS devices on a first-come, first-served basis. The company said it is working as soon as possible to lay the groundwork for inviting new customers.

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