Stripe: alternatives or at least how create US account

Hello, ghostlovers!

Please can you help with 2 questions.

  1. As far as I know, Stripe still is the only available option for payment system setup? If i missed something and there cases with successful analogs.

  2. If there are no variants to change Stripe for something else, what is the shortest way to open account if your country is out of Stripe supported countries list?