This means that BitPay cardholders will be able to “make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and online” via Apple Pay. The company says that “support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay is planned for later this quarter.”
BitPay CEO Stephen Pair had this to say:
“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’s press release goes on to say:
“For power blockchain users, the BitPay Wallet app supports an array of options to buy and store crypto and make online payments. Users can instantly buy gift cards from hundreds of top retailers in store and online. The BitPay Card enables customers to instantly convert cryptocurrency into fiat currency, which is then loaded onto the card and can be spent anywhere Mastercard debit is accepted around the world. Customers can also use the cards online for purchases and to withdraw cash from ATMs.”
The BitPay Wallet app supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ether, USDC, GUSD, PAX, and BUSD.
Before BitPay cardholders can add their card to their Apple Wallet, they need to have the latest version of the BitPay app (12.1.0).