Georgia-based crypto payment service provider BitPay is enabling access to Bitcoin and other digital assets for Apple Pay users.
In a press release, the payments startup announces that BitPay Prepaid Mastercard holders will now be able to plug into Apple Wallet and spend their crypto with Apple Pay.
Through Apple Pay, BitPay users will be able to make purchases online, in-store, and on apps.
BitPay CEO Stephen Pair adds that the firm intends to integrate with Google and Samsung Pay in the future.
“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.”
Founded in 2011, the payment service provider aims to expand its crypto services through its BitPay Wallet app, which offers users the ability to buy and store digital assets and instantly convert them into fiat currency.
The BitPay Wallet app currently supports Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum (ETH) as well as stablecoins USDC, GUSD, PAX and BUSD.
Though users could not directly pay with crypto through Apple Pay up until now, in December 2020, crypto startup Lumi introduced a feature in its iOS wallet which allows users to buy crypto assets through Apple’s popular payments function.
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