BitPay, which provides bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, has added support for Apple Pay for its cardholders in the US.

The move will enable BitPay Prepaid Mastercard holders in the US to add their cards to Apple Wallet and purchases in stores, in apps, and online using Apple Pay.

Furthermore, customers who are awaiting their plastic card delivery will be able to add their virtual card to Apple Wallet through the BitPay Wallet app.

BitPay said it is planning to launch support for Google Pay and Samsung Pay later this year.

BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said: “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.”

BitPay is looking to further develop its global blockchain solutions to enable Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies payments faster, easier, and safer.

It has designed BitPay Wallet app to allow customers to manage and spend Bitcoin, and also convert it into dollars and spend with the BitPay Card.

In addition, the app supports a range of options for power blockchain users to purchase and store crypto and make payments online.

It also supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ether, as well as four dollar-pegged stablecoins, USDC, GUSD, PAX, and BUSD.

Last June, BitPay launched the first Mastercard prepaid card for the blockchain community in the US.

In 2019, BitPay transactions marked a record year pulling in $1bn in total.

Meanwhile, Payment giant Mastercard said last week that it will begin accepting select cryptocurrencies directly on its network starting later this year.