A stronger collaboration between BitPay and Coinbase introduces some core changes. Users can benefit from instant and no-fee blockchain payments. At the same time, there are some drawbacks to consider as well.
BitPay and Coinbase Strengthen Ties
- BitPay is intent on making its services more accessible to Coinbase users looking to spend crypto assets.
- Merchants who rely on BitPay to accept and process transactions will now be able to receive transactions instantly and at no fee.
- The worrisome aspect is how this removes the peer-to-peer movement of funds, as well as any traceability of transactions taking place.
- For the average user and merchant, that aspect will not matter too much, but it is important to keep the bigger picture in mind at all times.
- This new service will be accessible for any transaction under $1,000, with limits to potentially be increased in the future.
- A similar integration will occur for users looking to pay Bitpay merchants through their Coinbase account via the BitPay Wallet app.
- Giving users an easier way to monitor and manage their funds can boost global cryptocurrency adoption.
- One core aspect of this integration is how it will bring USDC to more businesses around the world, as that is now an available payment method.
- This is good news for businesses who worry about the native volatility of regular crypto assets.
- Other supported assets include Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Ripple’s XRP.