Leading specialised payments platform Paysafe, which currently powers the payment offerings of approximately 75% of operators in the regulated US iGaming market, has announced a key collaboration with mobile ‘DeVops’ company, Bitrise. ‘DevOps’ is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations to shorten the development lifecycle and provide continuous software delivery. Leveraging Bitrise’s mobile development platforms, Paysafe has automated and accelerated the mobile practices behind its digital wallets Skrill and Neteller, which provide popular alternative payment methods for millions of users around the world. And according to a survey of 2,000 sports bettors conducted by Paysafe in December 2020, three quarters of them would change their payment method if it meant a faster payout. In iGaming, payments have to not only be fast, but every second of load time on an app is critical considering that users are making instant decisions. The move to Bitrise has enabled Paysafe to automate and scale processes that influence users’ in-app experience leading up to and including payments. Crucially, Paysafe has maintained its high security standards without sacrificing speed.
Commenting on this collaboration, Sujit Unni, CTO at Paysafe said: “At Paysafe we are committed to attracting and retaining the best developers in the world. When investing in and retaining top-level talent, it is critical not to waste their skills on troubleshooting, waiting to test builds or manually fixing problems. By automating our processes we are not only increasing efficiency but also enabling our team to focus on driving innovation, both of which improve the end user experience.”
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise, added: “Moving fast is the only way to succeed in iGaming. And with mobile payments accounting for nearly $132bn of all digital payments over the last year, the payments part of the mobile process is a very expensive place to be slow. Paysafe continues to be a leader in mobile and iGaming because it has committed to automating every process possible and reserving its talent for innovation. We are honoured that they have partnered with us to do that.”