A number of U.S. companies are paying their international workers in bitcoin these days. It can be a benefit for the worker and a money-saver for global employers--and it’s likely here to stay, sources told Bloomberg Law.

About 200 employers are using a third-party payroll platform called Bitwage that lets workers determine how much of their pay comes in cryptocurrency, the company’s CEO told Bloomberg Law.

About 65 percent of Bitwage employer clients are U.S. companies, and 95 percent are using it to pay international workers, CEO John Lindsay said. Bitwage is based in California and has been around since...