USDC stablecoin issuer Circle adds support for Apple Pay

    16 Nov 2022

    Accepting payments in Circle’s USDC stablecoin is now available via Apple Pay. The addition will help crypto businesses by making it easier to take payments, Circle said.

    Merchants who accept payments in Circle’s USDC stablecoin can now interact with Apple Pay, Circle said in a blog post.

    “NFT marketplaces, crypto gaming, crypto exchanges, crypto wallets, and cross-border remittance providers can help their business grow by making checkout easy with Apple Pay and Circle,” the company stated.

    The addition will help crypto-native businesses by making it easier to take payments, while not excluding customers that don’t use crypto. In addition, “traditional businesses can also take advantage of this enhancement to shift more retail payments to digital currency,” Circle added.

    With the new support, customers can easily make payments and checkout using their mobile devices privately and safely. The new integration, according to Circle, will be beneficial for crypto-native businesses. It will also help customers buy cryptocurrencies using Apple Pay on their preferred exchanges.

    Getting started only takes a few steps. Users have to initially open a Circle account and create an Apple developer account. Users will also be able to connect via API integration to Circle’s payment solution. Circle and Apple Pay will allow customers to pay using their Apple devices including the iWatch, iPhone, and iPad.

    Earlier, Circle added in June support for Polygon USDC on its payments and treasury platform in a move that would help developers automate flows from fiat into Polygon USDC, along with being able to swap it for native USDC across various blockchain networks.

    In October. Circle expanded USDC support on five additional blockchains. The company also announced a Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol to streamline the movement of USDC across networks.

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