Coinbase Integrates Apple Pay for Crypto Purchases in the UK

Coinbase doubles down on fostering crypto adoption by integrating Apple Pay for UK customers. powering your coins.
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  • Coinbase has announced an important update.
  • This includes a new feature to foster crypto accessibility.
  • The feature will be accessible to UK customers.

Crypto exchange Coinbase now allows United Kingdom-based users to purchase digital assets using the iPhone’s Apple Pay feature.

The exchange said the feature will offer customers a “more secure and private” way to acquire digital assets and is part of its efforts to increase the number of crypto users in the UK, which now stands at six million adults.

Coinbase Adopts Apple Pay

According to a Finance Magnates report on April 10, Coinbase said UK customers can set up their Apple Pay feature by adding a debit or credit card to begin accessing the service immediately.


To ensure user information safety and privacy, the exchange noted that the integration ensures individual card numbers are not stored on the device or Apple’s servers. Further, a unique device account number is assigned, encrypted, and stored in an “industry-standard chip” to secure payment information storage.

Coinbase’s country director for the UK, Daniel Seifert, welcomed the development, noting that Apple Pay’s feature integration helps make crypto accessibility easier in the country.

“We know users already love using Apple Pay in their daily lives, so it only made sense to bring this convenient way to pay to Coinbase as well,” Seifert stated.

The development comes at an opportune time when the UK government pushes for stablecoin and crypto staking regulations, expressing aspirations to enact a comprehensive framework within six months. This regulatory clarity instills confidence in Coinbase to continue expanding and innovating in the burgeoning domestic crypto market.


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Brian Danga

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