Imagine buying a particular product in Google and found out that you no longer have the cash to finish your transaction. What are you going to do? Luckily, Coinbase has recently introduced a smarter way to use and store your cryptocurrencies directly on your smartphone devices! Here’s how.
Android Phones can now be used to pay Google products using cryptocurrencies
Coinbase Card, a Visa debit card that supports various cryptocurrencies, is now making another milestone in the crypto world. As announced on their website, Coinbase Card now officially becomes the first crypto company to partner with a digital payment platform, Google Pay. This means that cryptocurrencies can now be used to pay items on Google using your own Android phones.
“Google Pay gives Coinbase Card customers a fast, secure way to pay using their smartphones, smartwatches, and other Google Pay-enabled devices,” explained Coinbase Card. “With Google Pay, Android users can pay for everything from daily travel to end-of-year getaways using their crypto in the safest possible way.”
After Coinbase partnered with Visa card, the company has now taken its crypto adoption into a higher step by officially getting approval from Google Pay that has 67 million active users, as of today.
How will this work?
For people that are still confused about how to use Coinbase Card mobile crypto payments, here’s how to do it.
First, download the Android app of Coinbase Card and securely sign in using your Coinbase account. Once done, customers can now add their card to the Google Pay platform. After all these steps, you can now use your cryptocurrencies to buy any items under Google Pay-enabled transactions.
Unfortunately, United States crypto users might have to wait for a longer time before getting this service from Coinbase Card. As of now, Coinbase Card is only available on countries including the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
For other countries, the company said that they are still formulating other ways to widen their service area around the globe. Sure enough, other European countries will be the next regions to get the service expected later this year.
iOS users also get the Coinbase Card service
Aside from Android phone users, iOS users can also get the same crypto mobile payments with Coinbase. What’s unsure, though, is whether the company would also partner with Apple Pay, which is the iOS counterpart of Google Pay.
For now, we’re happy with Google Pay.