by Kevin Helms
The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has enabled crypto buys with Apple Pay, and instant cashouts of up to $100,000 per transaction. The company will also soon enable crypto buys with Google Pay.
Buy Cryptocurrencies on Coinbase With Apple Pay
Crypto exchange Coinbase announced Thursday that users can now buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its platform with Apple Pay. Prakash Hariramani, senior director of Coinbase’s Payments & Financial Hub, explained:
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.
Coinbase detailed: “If you already have a Visa or Mastercard debit card linked in your Apple Wallet, Apple Pay will automatically appear as a payment method when you’re buying crypto with Coinbase on an Apple Pay-supported iOS device or Safari web browser.”
The announcement adds that U.S. customers can also buy cryptocurrencies with a connected bank account via ACH or wire transfer, a debit card, or funds in their Coinbase USD wallet.
In June, the company announced that selected users could use Coinbase Card with Apple Pay and Google Pay. In contrast, Thursday’s announcement indicates that users no longer need to have a Coinbase Card to use Apple Pay.
Noting that the company is expanding its global footprint, Coinbase reiterated that it “now accepts crypto buys via linked Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards in 20+ countries, with more on the way.” Furthermore, the global crypto exchange revealed:
Later this fall you’ll be able to buy crypto with Google Pay, a safe, simple, and secure way to pay that’s used by more than 150 million people in 40 countries every month.