Coinbase ties up with Apple Pay, Google Pay in US for everyday shopping, Telecom News, ET Telecom


By Noor Zainab Hussain

Bengaluru: Coinbase Global Inc. has launched a tie-up with Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google that will allow users to add cards from their accounts to the payment apps run by the two tech giants.

The Coinbase card added to the wallets can be used to buy everyday goods with digital currencies, the biggest US cryptocurrency exchange said in a blog post.

Pankaj Gupta, as vice president of engineering at Coinbase Global, will be the cryptocurrency exchange’s site lead for India, responsible for building the team here from scratch.

The company said it will automatically convert all cryptocurrency to US dollars and transfer the funds to a customer’s Coinbase Card for use in purchases and ATM withdrawals. It also said users can earn crypto rewards on their shopping when a Coinbase Card is used with Apple Pay or Google Pay.Coinbase’s move comes after PayPal Holdings Inc. said it would allow US consumers to use cryptocurrency holdings to pay millions of its online merchants globally, significantly boosting use of digital assets in everyday commerce.

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