Aliant Payment Systems, a U.S. based provider of merchant services and credit card processing, announced today that it is now offering its merchants the ability to accept Litecoin payments. Aliant became one of the first payment processors to offer a Bitcoin solution to merchants in Q3 2017, with an Ethereum solution following in Q4 2017.
Aliant offers a retail solution via the Poynt terminal. Chosen for its developer-friendly technology, Aliant added its cryptocurrency widget directly to the Poynt terminal, allowing its merchants and customers the ability to conduct cryptocurrency transactions at the point of sale. While Bitcoin payments are more commonly seen on bigger ticket items, Aliant expects Litecoin to emerge as the more attractive payment solution to buy small-ticket items.
Merchant Industry offers the Poynt Terminal as one of its many Merchant Services solutions. Chris Benabu, COO of Merchant Industry, recently stated: “Crypto payments are definitely the wave of the future, we are excited to offer the Poynt terminal to any Merchant that wants to increase their current client base”