What you need to know
- You can now spend cryptocurrency using Apple Pay.
- Coinbase has announced that its Coinbase Card now works with both Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Coinbase has today announced that its Coinbase card now works with Apple Pay and Google Pay, bringing cryptocurrency payments to Apple Pay on devices like the iPhone 12.
In a press release the company stated:
Coinbase is the latest platform to add Apple Pay support to its platform. In December Lumi added support for purchasing cryptocurrency through Apple Pay, and in February BitPay added Apple Pay support for spending cryptocurrency on its platform.
Last week it emerged that Apple was hiring a new business manager for alternative payments, with experience in cryptocurrency listed as a preferred requirement.
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