You Can Now Buy Bitcoin with Apple Pay as BitPay Adds Support
Online and in-store purchases can now be made on ApplyPay with crypto and soon on Google Pay and Samsung Pay as well.
Apple’s direct integration of Bitcoin will be a real deal, but still, one step in making BTC and cryptocurrencies available to Apple Pay users is taken by BitPay. The cryptocurrency payment service provider BitPay, which was founded in 2011 announced,
“Exciting day for U.S. based BitPay Wallet app users. You can now add your BitPay Card to Apple Pay to make online and in-store purchases with crypto.”
The US cardholders of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard can now add their card to Apple Wallet and spend with Apple Pay.
The firm is further planning to provide support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay as well but later this quarter. BitPay chief executive officer Stephen Pair said,
“We have thousands of BitPay Wallet app customers using the BitPay Card who are always looking for new places and ways to spend their crypto.”
“Adding Apple Pay and soon Google and Samsung Pay makes it easy and convenient to use the BitPay Card in more places from day-to-day items to luxury purchases.”
BitPay Card enables its customers to instantly convert crypto into fiat currency. Its wallet app currently supports Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum (ETH), along with four dollar-pegged stablecoins, USDC, GUSD, PAX, and BUSD.
To add a card to Apple Wallet, cardholders need the most recent version of the BitPay app, 12.1.0, which is available in the App Store.