Bluechain has signed an agreement with Secure Trading for payment gateway services, giving Bluechain access to their extensive acquirer network across Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Secure Trading is one of the world’s leading independent payment service providers and is integrated with banks all over the world.

The Secure Trading partner program enables Bluechain to introduce customers onto the Secure Trading payment gateway and earn commissions on transactions. This allows online merchants to process payments from Bluechain customers on their debit or credit card accounts. The payment gateway was successfully end-to-end tested in early July, with the first live customer transactions due to be processed in September.

The initial use case will involve users making donations online and approving each donation from the Bluechain app. Bluechain CEO Mike McAuley stated, “Ultimately, the Bluechain app will be used for the full array of in-store and online payments, online and collector donations, m-commerce, managing bills and sending money. App users will enjoy the same payment process whether they are paying from a card, bank account or some other payment source.”

Secure Trading’s payment gateway system has an unrivalled 99.97% up-time record. It uses multiple payments servers to protect customers from long waits and faulty rejections. The gateway supports all major credit and debit cards, as well as numerous alternative payment methods, in multiple currencies.