Australian Post confirmed the news to CoinDesk via email on Friday that a partnership between Australia Post and Bitcoin.com.au has taken place which will benefit the customers. It will have Post Bill pay feature that would enable the customers to purchase bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from more than 3,500 post office shops across the country.
Australia Post to set another milestone in digital currency
The exchange’s CEO, Holger Arians, said;
This is a major milestone for digital currency in Australia and around the world. It proves that there are established businesses and organizations that want to learn about new technologies by doing, and not by blocking,
The post-service will accept cash and card payments for digital currency purchases made through Bitcoin.com.au, which is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Cremorne, Victoria. AusPost’s head of business and government financial services, Susan Nicholson, said regarding the achievements of Australia Post;
Australia Post has for a long time played an important role in the community to make services accessible to all. Post Bill pay has been one of Australia’s most trusted bill payment methods for over 20 years, and we’re pleased to now provide the ability for bitcoin bills to be paid at a post office, which will come with a product enhancement that offers ID verification and real-time bill payment confirmation back to the biller
Transparency and Reliability of Australia Post
Australia Post is one of the country’s oldest organizations. It was previously known as Postmaster’s General Department and was established as a private entity in 1809 with ex-convict Issac Nicols, who was appointed as its first postmaster.
Arians further added about the transparency of Australia Post;
Our mission is to make bitcoin safe and easy for every Australian. For many people, paying for bitcoin at an Australia Post office feels safer than transferring funds online – particularly for first-time buyers.