Provider of technology solutions Avnet, listed on the Fortune 500, announced support for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment options. The opportunity company from Phoenix, Arizona, implemented with the support of the processing service BitPay.

In partnership with @BitPay that we’re now accepting cryptocurrency! It’s as easy as verifying funds, and processing an order completing a transaction. Find out how you can now pay in @Bitcoin. #AvnetReachFurther

— Avnet (@Avnet) March 19, 2019

“We are working with BitPay on the implementation of secure payments via the blockchain for all customers, allowing them to focus their efforts on the development of its own products, and not on the issues of payment”, – said Vice-President of Avnet on demand Sonny Trinh.

In a statement the company says that it cooperates with the portal regarding the “creating a new hardware wallet, suitable for storage of cryptocurrency and providing the highest level of transaction security”.

Recall that the number of representatives of the bitcoin community calls upon the company and users to boycott the service BitPay. The problem is that BitPay without any warning and discussions with the developers of the bitcoin Protocol, refused support to the standard scheme display to end users requests for payment described in BIP21.

Instead, the company has adopted does not have wide support scheme BIP70. It was originally proposed in 2013 to Address Gavin and Mike Hearn, the developers received sad fame after the creation of the so-called “black lists” of bitcoins.

At the same time, in January of this year, the management the free encyclopedia Wikipedia non-profit organisation Wikimedia Foundation has partnered with BitPay to receive bitcoin donations in Bitcoin and Cash.