Good news for users of the Copay Bitcoin wallet – you now have a new way to access all the millions of products on Amazon and some of its affiliated websites. BitPay Inc, has announced a new feature on the latest version of the Copay wallet – using bitcoin to purchase Amazon Gift Cards directly within the app.
With the new feature Copay users can purchase Amazon gift cards for the exact USD value they need for a purchase, starting at $1 and increasing in penny increments all the way up to $500. The codes that represent the value are stored on the Copay app, but are not backed up with the bitcoin wallet backups – making them more suited for making an immediate purchase than for holding long term.
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The last time we wrote about the online retail giant in the context of cryptocurrencies was in May when a former top Amazon executive launched a new Bitcoin wallet. Gene Kavner, a former Worldwide Director of Amazon Associates, the world’s largest affiliate program, created iPayYou – a Bitcoin wallet that enables consumers to cancel transactions.
Back in June Worldcore, a Czech Republic-licensed payment institution, began accepting bitcoin payments thanks to a partnership with BitPay. The digital banking firm offers its over 7,000 customers the ability to use the digital currency to top up their accounts and prepaid debit cards.