Cryptocurrency like bitcoin still have yet to be widely accepted around the world. There are some merchants who will accept payment in bitcoin, but it is definitely not a very common sight to behold. So what do you do if you have some bitcoin lying around that you’d like to make use of?
The good news is that in an announcement by BitPay, the company has revealed that they will be bringing their BitPay Card to mobile payment platforms like Google Pay and Samsung Pay. This means that if you have bitcoin to spare, you can add BitPay Card to Google Pay or Samsung Pay and use it to make payments for stuff you buy online or in real-life.
But what if the merchant doesn’t accept bitcoin? BitPay Card can convert your bitcoin into fiat currency, which can then be loaded onto the card and spent in places where Mastercard debit is accepted, which for the most part means pretty much anywhere around the world. The feature has already rolled out to Apple Pay users, but BitPay says that support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay will be coming later this quarter. According to BitPay CEO Stephen Pair:
“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.”