Verifone with BitPay to enable crypto payments for retailers
Verifone with BitPay to enable crypto payments for retailers

Verifone with BitPay to enable crypto payments for retailers

By Stefania Stimolo - 29 Sep 2021

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Global payment systems provider Verifone has partnered with BitPay to enable crypto payments in the US for a dedicated service to retailers. 

The new partnership will enable retailers to accept crypto payments in their shops while receiving traditional currencies. 

Verifone and BitPay to promote crypto adoption

The new solution from Verifone and BitPay reportedly allows retailers to expand their customer base and promote cryptocurrency adoption, while remaining protected from the price volatility of crypto markets.  

“Payments just got better for crypto lovers. We just announced an exclusive partnership with BitPay to help retailers in the U.S. accept crypto payments and get settlement in traditional currency in-store, in-app or online”.

For retailers, this is an extension of BitPay’s blockchain payment technology to enable crypto payments to their consumers, through Verifone’s in-store and eCommerce Cloud Services platforms in the US.

Speaking about this, Jeremy Belostock, head of Advanced Payment Methods or APMs at Verifone said:

“Our merchant base is busy enabling several new advanced payment methods (APMs), and the appetite for crypto payments has exploded this year. Together we have solved all the potential challenges for merchants: there’s no translation risk, low implementation costs, and consumers will find the payment experience very seamless”.

How Verifone’s new solution works

Verifone, a leading provider of advanced payment systems, has 35 million devices in 150 countries and processes more than $440 billion annually. 

Its new solution will go live by the end of 2021 in the US and it works without the need to have a BitPay account

As retailers will be able to accept crypto payments with Verifone, consumers will be able to pay using their approved crypto wallets. Among others, Verifone cites, BRD, MetaMask, BitPay as some examples of wallets.

The currently confirmed cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Litecoin (LTC) and 5 stablecoins pegged to the US dollar (GUSD, USDC, PAX, DAI and BUSD).

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Partnership between Bitpay and Verifone enable consumers to pay using their approved crypto wallets

BitPay together with Verifone and others to increase crypto payments

One of the largest providers of payment services in BTC and cryptocurrencies in general, BitPay has long been in the crosshairs of many major brands, with the aim of increasing crypto payments.

Like Verifone, earlier this month,‘s e-commerce platform also reportedly chose BitPay.

Last spring, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay also began offering crypto payments in shops and online through BitPay’s prepaid card (an app-compatible Mastercard).

Another original venture this year involving BitPay was also the announcement by Fast Private Jet, a company that operates private jet charter services, that it would receive the world’s largest-ever crypto transaction for the payment of a single private jet flight. 

The recorded crypto transaction at the time was equivalent to more than half a million dollars for a single intercontinental flight aboard an ultra-long-range private jet. Fast Private Jet, through BitPay, accepts crypto payments in BTC, BCH, ETH and XRP. 

Stefania Stimolo

Graduated in Marketing and Communication, Stefania is an explorer of innovative opportunities. She started out as a Sales Assistant for e-commerce, and in 2016 she began to develop a passion for the digital world, initially in the Network Marketing sector, where she discovered and became passionate about the ideals behind Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, which lead her to work as a copywriter and translator for ICO projects and blogs, and organize introductory courses.

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