Canadian Bitcoin Office Attacked by Armed Robbers

Three armed males were trying to find cash at popular Canadian exchange's office
25 January 2018   1082

Three armed robbers rushed into the office of the bitcoin-exchange Canadian Bitcoin in the capital of Canada and tied four employees of the site, according to the Ottawa Police Department.

As it turned out, there was another person in the office at the time - he called the police. Arriving at the place of the guards of the order detained one of the suspects, two more are currently on the wanted list. To steal something the attackers did not have time.

A number of charges were brought against the 19-year-old detainee, including "attempted robbery with the use of firearms" and "illegal detainment of a person". The names of the suspects were not disclosed, but in the police report they are described as "black males". As CBC notes in Facebook, the robbers hoped to find cash in the office.

The police refused to disclose the name of the attacked exchange, but in the immediate vicinity of the scene is the office site of the Canadian Bitcoins. Subsequently, the representative of the company confirmed this information.

iPayment to cooperate with Aliant Payment Systems

iPayment, Inc., a payment provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced a partnership with Aliant Payment Systems
23 May 2018   74

This new partnership will allow iPayment to facilitate digital currency acceptance for merchants and their channel partners. 

Our goal at Aliant is to be one of the first adopters and facilitators of cryptocurrency in the traditional payments space. Partnering with an established, quality organization like iPayment helps us achieve that goal. We are looking forward to mutually moving into a new territory of block chain and cryptocurrency and providing our shared clients with an alternative form of accepting and processing secure, cost-effective payment transactions.
Eric Brown
Founder, CEO, Aliant Payment Systems, Inc.

Aliant Payment’s Crypto Processing Gateway provides merchants with the possibility  to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Litecoin, in both digital and card-present environments.

The payments landscape is always changing. iPayment is continually pursuing partnerships with organizations that not only anticipate these changes, but develop innovative solutions to address them – and that is exactly what Aliant has done. We’re looking forward to cultivating this partnership and introducing crypto payment acceptance to our channel partners and adding it to our overall product offering.
Denise Tahali
Senior Vice President, Partner Sales, iPayment, Inc. 

From this new product innovation, iPayment is aimed on small business enablement and delivering efficient services and resolves for business developments. Aliant also lets e-commerce and mobile vendors worldwide to adopt different payment forms, and it provides a complete line of credit card machines, ATMs and payment technology. 

With the help of this collaboration, iPayment can now supply Aliant’s Crypto Processing Gateway to partners and merchants who wish to accept these forms of digital payments.