You can now spend in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Apple Pay

Cryptocurrency payment service BitPay announced that US cardholders of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard can now add their card to Apple Wallet and spend with Apple Pay. The company also announced that support for Samsung Pay and Apple Pay is planned for later this quarter. 

“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,” said BitPay CEO Stephen Pair. “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 app supports not only Bitcoin, but also cryptocurrencies Ether and Bitcoin Cash, as well as dollar-pegged stablecoins USD Coin, Gemini Dollar, Paxos Standard and Binance USD. 

To add the BitPay card to Apple Wallet, you need to have the latest BitPay app. The addition of cryptocurrency spending to Apple Pay came after an analyst report on Monday suggesting that Apple should launch its own cryptocurrency exchange.

Written by Maya Robertson


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