About 4000 employees of GMO Internet Group have been offered this option. In order to motivate the most hesitant, the company announced that those who would choose this avenue would see their salary increase by 10%. Employees will be able to choose the portion of their salary they wish to earn in bitcoins up to a maximum of 100,000 yen ($ 1,144) per month.
GMO Internet Group offers a wide range of services on the web and has recently moved into the cryptocurrency industry. The initiative presented to its employees should allow it to better understand the functioning of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general, said a spokeswoman to international media.
The price of bitcoin has grown exponentially this year, reaching more than $ 17,000 this week, when it was less than $ 1,000 in January. To learn more about this topic, watch this interview with Yann Rousselot-Pailley, president of 2PS.com and cryptocurrency expert: