The carrier recently expanded its venture-capital effort with the creation of Orange Digital Ventures.
The goal is to have supported startups worldwide byOrange said in March. Like other carriers, Orange is building up its mobile-payment business as more people use their smartphones to make purchases or transfers.
Orange already has more than 12 million users for its money transfer service Orange Money in Africa and the Middle East, and is looking to expand the business. Orange Silicon Valley has been holding bitcoin events at its offices in San Francisco and is talking to two bitcoin companies, Nahon said.
Google Ventures and venture arms of several other large tech companies have made investments in bitcoin-related startups.
Even the biggest U. While telecommunications companies have mostly stayed on the sidelines, several have begun to dabble in bitcoin. Perseus Telecom, which provides high-speed global connectivity services for traders, announced it would begin supporting bitcoin trading.
Dish Network Corp. Other telecommunications companies have embraced investing opportunities in the digital currency sector.
T-Mobile Poland also announced that it was trialling bitcoin mobile top-up payments in February, following a partnership with local bitcoin processor InPay S. Din aceeași categorie 25 cryptocurrency trading whatsapp group Biometrie 25 iunie