Users can now use Apple Pay to make payments in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies using the new BitPay app, according to BGR. The decision reflects a change of tune as Apple has historically shunned cryptocurrencies and remains to be seen of the tech giant’s stance on digital tokens over the next few years.
- BitPay is itself a digital wallet that can be used in conjunction with Apple Pay and Apple Wallet app.
- BitPay CEO Stephen Pair expects the addition of Apple Pay, and later Google and Samsung Pay to make it easy and convenient to use the BitPay card in more places.
- The news comes a few days after RBC analyst Mitch Steves suggested Apple should purchase bitcoin and create a cryptocurrency exchange.
Bitcoin is currently gaining. BTCUSD is up 2.82%.