BitPay Launches Support for Ethereum
BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, today announced its customers will soon be able to safely, securely, and compliantly accept Ethereum. Businesses using BitPay for payment processing can accept Ethereum for purchases without the need for any integration or enhancements. Additionally, wallet users will be able to store and use Ethereum in a BitPay wallet and BitPay Prepaid Visa Card holders can top up debit cards.
“BitPay is consistently at the forefront of using cryptocurrency to solve real-world problems and offer our global customers the best options to accept and pay with multiple
blockchain assets,” said Stephen Pair, CEO of BitPay. “As one of the largest crypto currencies by market cap and one used by thousands of companies, Ethereum is the next logical choice.”
BitPay offers Ethereum as a payment mechanism along with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Businesses have another settlement solution that does not rely on traditional bank wires. BitPay also offers stable coin settlement with Circle CENTRE USD//Coin (USDC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and Paxos Standard
token (PAX) as well as in 12 currencies and direct bank deposit in 37 countries.
Businesses in developing countries have a way to sell to consumers in established markets while businesses in established markets can accept cryptocurrency from consumers in developing countries. BitPay calculates prices displayed on BitPay invoices in 150 currencies and can settle in over 200 countries. For merchants who want to be settled by bank transfer, the transfer is initiated the next business day, and cryptocurrency is settled the next day, 365 days a year.
"It is exciting to see BitPay leading the way in integrating Ethereum into global payment systems,” said Vitalik Buterin, founder and creator of Ethereum. “This truly opens up a new world of possibilities for the Ethereum ecosystem, and together we can continue to be a leading innovator for real world use cases for cryptocurrencies."
Blockchain technology was invented with the goal of revolutionizing the financial industry. By continuing to add additional cryptocurrency support, BitPay is advancing blockchain payments on a global scale, making payments faster, more secure, and less expensive. Ethereum, launched in 2015, is a blockchain enabled smart contract platform.
BitPay’s existing merchants, including Microsoft, Newegg, Dish Networks, FanDuel and Avnet, will be able to turn on support for Ethereum seamlessly without any additional integration. BitPay plans to go live with Ethereum support in the coming weeks for BitPay merchants and BitPay wallet holders.