Even as the world seeing a growing paranoia in terms of security and privacy, the rise of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) has also come under increased scrutiny. Moving to address one of the concerns – payments – Avira has now become the first cybersecurity company to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash from BitPay.
As a cybersecurity company that operates on the Internet, Avira has a successful borderless model which is ideal to support cryptocurrency’s global influence. Now, this security is stretched even further with Avira Phantom VPN Pro offering unlimited, private and secure access to the web.
The company has also revealed that plans are in development to add other Pro products to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
“We are in the business of protecting people’s privacy, in the connected world and the inherent nature of cryptocurrency is a natural fit,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “Accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash from BitPay demonstrates Avira’s commitment to innovation and payments and proves Avira’s constant effort to offer to its customers the most up-to-date experiences, according to market trends/development.”
As a push transaction, the user sends the exact amount of Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash needed to pay the bill. This eliminates traditional credit card fraud and identity theft risks associated with credit cards. BitPay enables transactions from any computer or mobile device.
“BitPay was founded on the principal of helping merchants accept cryptocurrency. Further, it has been reported that credit card chargebacks cost merchants $19 Billion in 2017,” said Sonny Singh, Chief Commercial Officer at BitPay. “Cryptocurrency is a practical and sustainable alternative to traditional payments for Avira.”