BitPay, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency payment services, has announced that US cardholders of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard can now add their cards to Apple Pay, allowing cardholders to use their mobile devices to make online and in-store purchases, using crypto.
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. #apple #applepay #bitpay #bitcoin #bitpaywallet #bitpaycard #crypto pic.twitter.com/xeu6vM4yEr
— BitPay (@BitPay) February 12, 2021
The announcement outlined that support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay would also be added soon. BitPay CEO, 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”.
The BitPay Wallet allows users to buy and store crypto, and make online payments. The BitPay Card is connected to a customer’s wallet, enabling them to instantly convert cryptocurrency into fiat currency, which is then loaded onto the card and can be spent anywhere in the world where Mastercard is accepted. BitPay currently supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and four USD-pegged stable coins: USDC, GUSD, PAX, and BUSD.
In order to add a BitPay card to an Apple Wallet, cardholders will need to have downloaded the latest version of the BitPay app, 12.1.0, as available on the App Store.