As reported in the Irish Times, Irish global payments company Stripe has reopened it’s blockchain unit and is looking to hire blockchain engineers (albeit in the US team) with a view to possibly re-integrating cryptocurrencies into it’s payment processing system.

The company famously was one of the first to allow bitcoin payments back in 2013, but discontinued support in 2015 and ceased development on cryptocurrency projects in 2018. Given the recent increase in value of bitcoin, with it hitting a new all time high, it’ll be interesting to see if this translates to them opening positions in Ireland. But either way, it’s great to see a major Irish business (re-)embracing crypto.

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