REUTERS: Software development services provider Sequoia Holdings LLC said on Thursday its employees can now receive a part of their salary in cryptocurrencies, should they choose to.
Under the new program, employees can elect to defer a portion of their salary into bitcoin, bitcoin cash, or the Ethereum platform's ether, Sequoia Holdings said.
Earlier this month, Bitcoin, the world's most popular cryptocurrency, hit a record high of US$40,000, rallying more than 900per cent from a low in March and having only just breached US$20,000 in mid-December.
The surge has been powered by increased demand from institutional, corporate and more recently retail investors, attracted by the prospect of quick gains.
(Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)