Arizona City Offers Cryptocurrency As Payment Option For Utility Bill Payments

April 1, 2022

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
April 1, 2022

The City of Chandler, Ariz., now offers cryptocurrency as a payment option for Chandler residents to pay their utility bills.

 Customers who have Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin connected to their PayPal account can use their cryptocurrency when making a utility bill payment.

By selecting PayPal as the payment option, the crypto option will automatically display as a payment method in PayPal Checkout if there is a sufficient balance of cryptocurrency to cover the payment amount.

The option began being offered in March, following research by the city to determine if it was a feasible option for its customers.

Chandler determined that the best option was to use a third-party payment processor and reached out to Invoice Cloud, its current payment partner for online utility bill payments. Invoice Cloud was able to initiate the additional payment option in its system.

Chandler is believed to be one of the first valley cities to offer cryptocurrency as a payment option.