After the launch of Metamask on iOS, it’s now MyEtherWallet that also accept Apple Pay as a payment method. Blockhain gamers, art collectors and investors can now buy ETH directly from their iPad or iPhone. It’s the first time that Apple allows full integration of their payment method into crypto wallets.
Thanks to the integration of Apple Pay, MyEtherWallet and Metamask support bank and credit card payments in 57 countries. This means that users are able to buy cryptocurrencies just by using their fingerprint. The ease with which consumers are now able to buy cryptocurrencies is a major step towards mainstream adoption.
Traditionally Apple has had a difficult relationship with crypto wallets and apps that allow decentralized apps. That’s because Apple wants to be in full control over all applications on their devices. In addition they also want to keep a tight grip on all transactions.
Major countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Germany, France and Italy allow Apple Pay. The service is also available in many other countries, ranging from Algeria to Vietnam, and from Tanzania to Luxembourg and The Netherlands. The full list of supported countries can be found here.
Metamask launched its app on iOS one week ago, while Apple is organizing an event next week on September 15th. According to MacRumors the iPhone 12 could be on the agenda. When it comes to new features, the iPhone has to play catch-up with Samsung. The Korean company has integrated a blockchain wallet in its last two flagship phones.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast, but above all he’s a father and husband who moved to another country in 2014. One year later he got in touch with crypto, and the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a communication consultant for blockchain start-ups and writes not only for Play to Earn, but also other dapp websites and tech magazines.