Tech-savvy workers opt for bitcoin in their pay packets
More employers are climbing on the bitcoin bandwagon as it goes mainstream, offering their workers an option to take home some of their pay in the cryptocurrency.
Although their numbers remain relatively small, more are expected to quickly follow, particularly fintech companies who often have many young, tech-savvy employees that are eager to take part in the crypto gold rush.
Comparison website Finder plans to start offering its 350 employees an opportunity to take up to 25 per cent of their pay in bitcoin.
Bitcoin bill payments company Living Room of Satoshi is going one better, offering its half-a-dozen employees an option to take home all of their salary in the cryptocurrency. Most employees are taking between 5 per cent and 20 per cent of their salary as bitcoin.
The company’s payslips and accounting is done in Australian dollars, with the employer converting it to bitcoin for employees who choose the option.
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