As we anticipated in the last newsletter, this week we are introducing a new feature relating to payment methods.
From now it is possible to generate new Bitmonds or exchange them, using the Apple and Google payment systems, in addition to the payment by credit card already available.
The goal of this novelty is to make the generation or change of ownership process smarter and faster.
This was possible thanks to the usual support of our payment partner Nexi and the willingness to listen to our needs.
If you have already set up an Apple Pay and Google Pay account on your devices, in this article you will see how you can use it to generate new Bitmonds or for ownership change fees.
If you haven’t set up these tools yet, you’ll find out how to do it in just a few steps.
Enjoy the reading!
Apple Pay is a mobile payment tool, which allows you to make contactless payments in physical stores, through the NFC sensor integrated in the devices, and online on enabled websites such as Bitmonds.
It is compatible with Iphone (from model 6 and later), Apple Watch (all generations) and with Mac or Ipad equipped with Touch ID fingerprint recognition.
Users with older Iphone models can use the service through an Apple Watch. In this case, Apple Pay is activated with an access code that will remain active as long as the user wears the Apple Watch.
It is possible to register on Apple Pay debit cards, credit cards and prepaid cards of the main world circuits (American Express, Visa, V Pay and Mastercard).
To configure the service you can follow some simple instructions provided directly by Apple.
Generating your new Bitmonds or paying exchange fees using Apple Pay is very simple: if the device and browser (no Chrome) are enabled for this tool, after selecting the desired amount of Bitmonds just click on “Pay”.
At the bottom of the current payment screen, you will now also find the Apple Pay logo. By clicking on the icon you can make the payment directly, using the cards you have configured on the service. Without having to re-enter data from scratch.
It is possible that at the first use ever, not only on the Bitmonds portal, Apple Pay asks for some information relating to the shipping address or the configured card.
Google Pay is a mobile payment tool very similar to Apple’s, but dedicated to Android devices.
This service also allows contactless payments in physical stores, through the NFC chip that emulates the credit card. Specifically, it does not send the credit or debit card number during payment, but generates a virtual card number that represents the user’s account information, keeping the payment information private.
Likewise, you can use Google Pay on enabled online portals like Bitmonds.
To configure the service you need to have a gmail account and follow the instructions provided by Google.
Generating new Bitmonds or paying exchange fees using Google Pay is very simple: if your device and browser are enabled for this tool, after selecting the desired amount of Bitmonds, click on “Pay”.
At the bottom of the current payment screen, you will now also find the logo for payment via Google Pay. By clicking on the icon you can make the payment directly, using the cards you have configured on the service. Without having to re-enter data from scratch.
It is important that it has been fully configured, even for contactless payment, otherwise the icon will be displayed but will disappear after a few moments.
At this point, you just have to try!