Bitpay has done a tremendous amount of work to make Bitcoin more user-friendly, albeit if its efforts have largely been focused in the United States. In its latest update to its Copay wallet, it is allowing US users to buy gift cards from Amazon.com in penny increments between $1.00 and $500.00.
BitPay Wallet users can buy gift cards in-app with their wallet funds for multiple major brands such as Uber, Delta, and Amazon. See our announcement blog post and the gift cards available in your country. Please note that an email address is required to purchase gift cards. The BitPay Prepaid Mastercard is issued in the United States by Metropolitan Commercial Bank. The card is available and supported in all 50 US states. The card is not currently available to residents of U.S. The BitPay Prepaid Mastercard is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Mastercard. BitPay has entered partnerships with major companies like Amazon, Microsoft, NewEgg, and Burger King. All these giants accept XRP via gift card purchases. XRP fans were thrilled with the news.
Buying an Amazon gift card with your bitcoins will allow you to buy millions of items at Amazon.com and other affiliated websites. The gift cards will never expire and are stored in the Copay app. One downside is that gift cards are not backed up with your bitcoin wallet backups so it's recommended that you take a screenshot, or write down the card number.
The Copay wallet is available for most platforms including iOS, Google Play, Windows Store, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. It offers prices in 150 currencies, has multi-language support, supports HD wallet backups and makes payments easy to watch with a convenient payment proposal flow.
Earlier this year, Bitpay introduced a Visa card which converted your stored bitcoins into US dollars instantaneously, allowing you to use it like any other payment card. Additionally, the company teamed up with Valve to bring bitcoin payments to its gaming platform, Steam.
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Ease in travel as the renowned travel booking service provider, Travala.com forms a joint venture with one of the largest crypto firm in Atlanta, Georgia, BitPay. As many people continue to invest in the crypto space, major business corporations continue to accept these forms of payment.
Following their joint venture, Travala.com has introduced gift cards that can be purchased via bitcoins and other altcoins up to 30 in number. To services on the platform, can still be purchased with fiat currencies making the platform more user-friendly.
Bitpay Amazon Gift Cards
Why the gift cards are useful
The gift cards will be used to make purchases upon redeeming their points, this will then be used to make purchases of up to three million services and products offered within the Travala.com platform. The gift card will as well enable you to make purchases with other tokens up to a total of $20,000.
The giant crypto-friendly booking service provider as well introduced their crypto services called AVA. The crypto service has been known to trade at a stable point of $0.70 throughout this month.
Other gift cards that BitPay support
Travala.com can be considered as just one of the major commercial services that BitPay offers gift cards to. BitPay has been renowned to offer crypto gift cards to other e-commerce platforms that include Amazon bitcoin gift cards, Cineplex, Ticketmaster, and the Apple store. Besides, many other corporations depend on BitPay for crypto services.
The post covid19 travel plummet
Airplane travel has been considered to be one of the leading sources of covid19 transmission conditions. Airplane travel has, therefore, experienced a blow due to reduced travel. From their statements, Travala.com spokesperson, Juan Otero, and BitPay’s Sonny Singh seemed rather optimistic on the resilience within the sector.
Coupled with the Black Friday and the end year festive spree, 10% off for any individual purchasing the gift card before the year rolls over.
Amazon Gift Card Redeem
BitPay has as well experienced a tainted reputation. They are expected to make efforts to reshape their name since many crypto enthusiasts talk negatively of them from their recent blockade of the crypto donation request of $100,000 which was to be directed to the amazon forest fires fund.