Apple Pay US Users Can Now Pay With Bitcoins Via BitPay Prepaid Mastercard

Bitcoin is already setting new records as usual. Unsurprisingly, BitPay said Friday that its US Bitcoin Mastercard could be added to Apple Wallet. This gives cryptocurrency users a way to spend using Apple Pay.

“We have thousands of BitPay clients Walletusing a BitPay cardwho are always looking for new places and ways to spend their cryptocurrency, – said the CEO of BitPay Stephen Pair (Stephen Pair). – Adding Apple Pay — and soon Google Pay и Samsung Pay — will make it easy and convenient to use the BitPay card in more cases: from everyday shopping to luxury items “.

Bitcoin prices surged to new highs last week, breaking the $ 48,000 mark for the first time on a wave of cryptocurrency acceptance by big names. Tesla announced that it purchased bitcoins for $ 1.5 billion. And Twitter said it was considering adding bitcoins to its balance for settlements with partners and employees. According to The Wall Street Journal, the holding company The Bank of New York Mellon plans to carry out transactions using cryptocurrency.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves said Monday that Apple could raise billions of dollars by supporting cryptocurrency purchases and trading. “If a Cupertino company decides to go into the cryptocurrency exchange business, we think it can immediately gain significant market share and change the industry.” – believe in RBC.

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