Mobile payments company mHITs has scored two state-level awards for its bitcoin top-up service, BitMoby.

The platform won in both the financial and consumer industry divisions at the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) iAwards, which honor the achievements of local ICT companies.

BitMoby allows users to send bitcoin to top up pre-paid mobile phone services in 117 countries worldwide, though not yet in Australia itself.

There is no registration requirement, with users needing to supply only their phone number, an email address and bitcoins to top up their account from $10 to $100.

The service is likely to be an advantage for people living in countries where mobile payments via SMS are common, and access to banking and credit cards less so.

BitMoby will now compete at the national awards, to be held in Melbourne from 25th–27th August.

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