US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has expanded the payment options available on the platform.
From now on, the clients of the trading platform can fund their accounts directly with Apple Pay. It is worth noting until now this option was only available to owners of their own Coinbase card when adding it to Apple Wallet. The company has said:
"If you already have a Visa or Mastercard debit card linked in your Apple Wallet, Apple Pay will automatically appear as a payment method when you’re buying crypto with Coinbase on an Apple Pay-supported iOS device or Safari web browser."
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In addition, a similar feature will be launched in the fall for Google Pay users. The first news about Coinbase integrating Apple Pay and Google Pay emerged in April, when users identified corresponding icons in Coinbase's app code.
Coinbase has also announced today the addition of instant withdrawals in the US via Real Time Payments (RTP), up to $100,000 per transaction. Until now users of the exchange had to use an automated clearing mechanism and funds could take up to 5 days to arrive. There is no limit for the number of RTP transactions per day.