Provider of bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, BitPay, has confirmed US cardholders of its prepaid Mastercard can now add their card to Apple Wallet and spend with Apple Pay. 

The offering expansion enables the firm’s cardholders to make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and online. In addition, customers waiting on delivery of their plastic card can add their virtual card to Apple Wallet via the BitPay Wallet app.

BitPay CEO, Stephen Pair, commented: “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.”

Following the news, BitPay underlined that innovation remains at the heart of what it does, with the BitPay Wallet app being designed to enable customers to manage and spend Bitcoin, as well as also turn it into dollars and spend with the BitPay Card.

For power blockchain users, the BitPay Wallet app supports an array of options to buy and store crypto and make online payments. Users can instantly buy gift cards from hundreds of top retailers in-store and online. 

The BitPay Card enables customers to 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 cards online for purchases and to withdraw cash from ATMs.