The City of Williston is only the third municipality in the United States to accept cryptocurrency for bill payments.

The City of Williston made a big announcement for the whole state of North Dakota and the entire nation! Williston is the first North Dakota city to accept digital cryptocurrency as a form of payment for utility bills. Not only that, Finance Director, Hercules Cummings as saying that Williston is only the third municipality in the whole country to offer the service. Effective immediately, Williston residents are able to pay their utility bills with BitPay.

Other modern payment options will also be available to Williston residents this year.

According to the City of Williston's website, other modern forms of payment will soon be accepted as well. In June, residents will be able to pay utility bills with Google Pay, Apple Pay, and pay-by-text. Then, by the end of the year, residents can expect to have payment options like PayPal and Venmo. They also announced that payment options like  Traditional payment methods like checks, cards, cash, and autopay will remain payment options.  Get more details about Williston's new utility bill payment options here.

What is BitPay and what does it do?

BitPay deals with digital money - cryptocurrency. According to BitPay's website, the company was founded in 2011, "when Bitcoin was still in its infancy." The hope of the company with cryptocurrency is "to revolutionize the financial industry, making payments faster, more secure, and less expensive on a global scale."  Learn more about the future of cryptocurrency here.

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