Circle believes that by supporting Apple Pay, the company is bringing “the worlds of traditional and digital-native payments even closer together.”
Circle, a peer-to-peer payment technology company and the issuer of USD Coin stablecoin (USDC), has added support for Apple Pay.
According to the blog post shared on November 15th, the integration of Apple Pay allows merchants who accept payments using USDC to interact with Apple’s payment technology.
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In its blog post, Circle highlighted that this integration will help crypto-native businesses “create stronger connections with customers who want to pay using more traditional methods and even enable them to buy crypto with Apple Pay on their preferred exchange.”
The company added that by adding the support to Apple Pay, crypto-native businesses open the doors for customers who don’t necessarily use crypto to purchase their goods. Circle believes that the application of Apple Pay will allow “NFT marketplaces, crypto gaming, crypto exchanges, crypto wallets, and cross-border remittance providers” to grow their business by making checkouts easy.
Naming the advantages that customers will receive when being able to check out using Apple Pay, Circle noted:
Customers can quickly checkout using the devices they carry every day. Apple Pay is also a safer and faster way to pay using the Safari browser and in apps because customers will no longer have to create an account or fill out lengthy forms.
At the end of its blog post, the company highlighted that this is only the first step in Circle’s plans “to bring the worlds of traditional and digital-native payments even closer together.”
In other Circle-related news, the company recently announced its plans to expand Euro Coin (EUROC) support to the Solana blockchain in 2023.