Bitcoin Payment Provider BitPay Adds Apple Pay Support

BitPay, which calls itself the world's largest provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, today announced that its BitPay Prepaid Mastercard is now compatible with Apple Pay for purchases in stores, in apps, and online. BitPay says support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay is planned by the end of the first quarter.

bitpay card apple pay
U.S. cardholders can add the physical or virtual versions of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard to Apple's Wallet app and start using it immediately.

With the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard, customers can 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 card online for purchases and to withdraw cash from ATMs, according to BitPay.

To add the card to Apple's Wallet app, cardholders need to have the most recent version of the BitPay app, 12.1.0, which should be rolling out on the App Store today.

Related Roundup: Apple Pay

Top Rated Comments

svanstrom Avatar
16 months ago

A how-to/idiots guide on this would be good, MacRumours.
Idiot's guide to BitCoin is basically: No, just no; don't even think about it.

It's a very volatile investment, and regularly using it as a payment method like this is questionable from a financial perspective; you are better off buying/selling big depending on the market, rather than using it as a regular transaction account.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeepIn2U Avatar
16 months ago

worked out well for me. I enjoy it.
Well keep doing you boo-boo.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nawrocki Avatar
16 months ago

You're not required to believe me. That's your choice. But asking for financial proof is about as invasive as one can get. I knew it would keep growing, and it has. It was only a $10 investment after all. You're obviously not aware that a bitcoin was only pennies back then.

I guess you're used to being lied to. You might want to find new friends.
Well if you cared about your privacy, why on earth would you scream from the rooftops how much you have on paper? If I were a private man, I'd keep that to myself.

Also, proving your point is very easy. Simply show a BTC address, followed by a signing key (which you can obfuscate but show just enough to prove you own the wallet). Even better, if you don't want to show any sigining key, simply transfer a trivial amount of BTC from one wallet to another, then show the transaction log. Otherwise, you are simply just making something up on the internet to sound bad ass.

The burden of proof is on the claimant. There are too many people on the internet that say things that aren't true as-is. Also, no need to say things like "I guess you're used to being lied to. You might want to find new friends." when someone is simply trying to fact check. I have plenty of good friends, thank you very much.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
satpalram Avatar
16 months ago
A how-to/idiots guide on this would be good, MacRumours.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jooish Avatar
16 months ago
I don't use BitPay, but I have a crypto.com reward debit card and it's pretty awesome for a debit card. I'm happy for BitPay users getting Apple Pay support. Apple Pay is my preferred method of payment when spending fiat currency.

I'd just like to point out that everyone that ever bought and held Bitcoin is in profit. Some of those people would like to keep holding, others might like to spend some. It's nice to have options.

I truly do hope that Apple gets involved and integrates secure BTC / ETH / etc. support into their wallet app.

Crypto currency is the future. It's never going away. The critics here just don't understand the potential... and that's fine. They'll eventually end up using it whether they like it or not and maybe without even knowing it.

Those of us that know what's up are enjoying the ride. And those of you that don't will continue to call for its death... and we know how well that'll work out for them in the end.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rigby Avatar
16 months ago

It's not Bitcoin that goes up in price, it's the dollar that loses value due to increasing rounds of money printing.
Uh, no. That would mean the dollar has lost 75% of its value in the last few months. ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

apple pay contactless terminal

Apple Pay Support Begins Rolling Out for Select Banks in South Africa

Tuesday March 30, 2021 12:52 am PDT by
In January, MacRumors reported that Apple Pay was likely to launch in South Africa sometime this year. As expected, Apple Pay has now started to go live in the country for customers of a select number of banks. MacRumors readers and bank customers on Twitter report seeing prompts to add their cards to Apple Pay. So far, it seems that only Discovery, Nedbank, and Absa customers are able to...
apple wallet drivers license feature

Apple Announces iPhone Driver's Licenses Coming Soon to These 11 U.S. States

Wednesday March 23, 2022 11:52 am PDT by
Apple today announced that Arizona residents can now add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch, providing a convenient and contactless way to display proof of identity or age. Arizona is the first U.S. state to offer this feature to residents, with many other states planning to follow suit. Apple said that Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and...
coinbase app mobile

Coinbase Users Can Now Buy Crypto Assets Using Apple Pay

Friday August 6, 2021 1:23 am PDT by
Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that it is now allowing traders to use bank cards linked to Apple Pay to purchase crypto assets on the platform. "Today, we're introducing new and seamless ways to enable crypto buys with linked debit cards to Apple Pay and Google Pay, and instant cashouts up to $100,000 per transaction available 24/7," said a Coinbase blog post on...
tesla insurance card apple wallet

Tesla Insurance Customers Can Now Add Their Insurance Cards to Apple Wallet

Tuesday January 25, 2022 6:46 am PST by
Telsa car owners who have auto insurance through the electric vehicle company are now able to link their Tesla insurance cards directly to Apple Wallet, providing more accessible access to the cards on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Image from @coffeetabletsla via Tesla North As part of an update to the Tesla app yesterday on the App Store, the company has introduced support for Apple Wallet...
tap to pay iphone feature

iOS 15.4 Beta 2 Adds 'Tap to Pay on iPhone' Framework

Tuesday February 8, 2022 10:51 am PST by
The second beta of iOS 15.4 adds code for the new "Tap to Pay" feature that Apple announced this morning. "Tap to Pay on iPhone" is designed to allow NFC-compatible iPhones to accept payments through Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, without requiring additional hardware. Tap to Pay on iPhone is enabled in the latest beta, but it does require...
apple wallet drivers license feature

Apple Launches Driver's License Feature on iPhone in Arizona, More States Coming Soon

Wednesday March 23, 2022 8:02 am PDT by
Apple today announced that Arizona has become the first U.S. state to support driver's licenses and state IDs in the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Starting today, Apple said Arizona residents can add their driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app, and tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to seamlessly and securely present it at select TSA security checkpoints in Phoenix Sky...
apple card 1 iPhone 13

Some iPhone Users Experiencing Issues With Apple Card Payments [Resolved]

Monday January 31, 2022 5:58 am PST by
If you have been experiencing issues with paying off your Apple Card today, you are not alone, as complaints are starting to mount online. As noted by Aaron Zollo, host of the YouTube channel ZolloTech, some users attempting to make a payment towards their Apple Card are receiving an "Account Services Unavailable" error that says "Apple Pay services are currently unavailable." It looks ...
nanaco apple pay

Japanese Prepaid Cards Nanaco and WAON to Support Apple Pay Later This Year

Tuesday August 10, 2021 7:11 am PDT by
Two popular Japanese prepaid money cards will be gaining support for Apple Pay later this year, allowing the cards to be added to the Wallet app for contactless payments using an iPhone or Apple Watch where accepted, it was announced today. The cards set to gain Apple Pay support include Seven & I's Nanaco card and AEON's WAON card, as noted by Ata Distance. The blog, which focuses on...

Popular Stories

RIP iPod Feature

RIP iPod: A Look Back at Apple's Iconic Music Player Over the Years

Friday May 13, 2022 2:25 pm PDT by
Apple earlier this week announced the discontinuation of the iPod touch, and because it was the last iPod still available for purchase, its sunsetting effectively marks the end of the entire iPod lineup. To send the iPod on its way, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the most notable iPod releases over the last 21 years. Original iPod (2001) Introduced in October...
iOS 16 mock for article

Gurman: iOS 16 to Include New Ways of System Interaction and 'Fresh Apple Apps'

Sunday May 15, 2022 6:14 am PDT by
iOS 16 will include new ways of interacting with the system and some "fresh Apple apps," Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said, offering some more detail on what Apple has in store for the upcoming release of iOS and iPadOS set to be announced in a few weeks at WWDC. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman wrote that while iOS 16 is not likely to introduce a major face-lift to...
maxresdefault

Unbox Therapy Shares Hands-On Look at iPhone 14 Pro Max Replica

Monday May 16, 2022 4:40 am PDT by
YouTuber Unbox Therapy has shared a hands-on look at the iPhone 14 Pro Max using what he claims is a one-to-one replica created by third-party case makers with access to detailed schematics and dimensions for Apple's new upcoming flagship smartphone. As with the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, in 2022, we are expecting a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but this time the Pro...
iOS 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 With Wallet and Podcast Updates

Monday May 16, 2022 10:00 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, the fifth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were initially released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.5 come a little over two months after the launch of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4. The iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in...
14 16 inch 2021 mbps back to back feature orange

Five Things You Still Can't Do With a MacBook Pro

Wednesday May 11, 2022 11:16 am PDT by
It's been over 200 days since Apple debuted its redesigned MacBook Pro lineup. Offered in 14-inch and 16-inch display sizes, the new-look MacBooks wowed Apple fans and creative pros alike with their powerful custom Apple silicon, mini-LED screen, and multiple connectivity options. But there are still some things you can't do with a MacBook Pro. Here are five features some Mac users are still...
apple mac ipad watch trade in

Apple Launches Limited-Time Bonus Trade-In Credit for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch in Many Countries

Wednesday May 11, 2022 5:14 am PDT by
Apple has launched a special limited-time offer for iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, and iPad trade-in that offers customers additional credit when trading in their only device for a new one. The offer is being run in several countries including the US, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, India, and France. In the UK, Apple is offering up to £50 of extra trade-in credit...
airpodsprodesign

Kuo: AirPods, MagSafe Battery Pack, and Other Apple Accessories Also to Switch to USB-C in Future

Sunday May 15, 2022 5:59 am PDT by
Earlier this week, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPhone 15 model with a USB-C port in 2023. Now, in a follow-up tweet, he has claimed that accessories like AirPods, the MagSafe Battery Pack, and the Magic Keyboard/Mouse/Trackpad trio would also switch to USB-C in the "foreseeable future." Both the iPhone and all of the aforementioned...