BitPay opens bitcoin wallet to public

June 9, 2015

ATLANTA (6/9/15)--BitPay, the global bitcoin payment processor provider, is taking its bitcoin wallet out of beta-testing and offering it to the general public.

The move is a step toward “adding a consumer layer” to its services after serving the business-to-business market, Emily Vaughn, BitPay marketing manager, told PYMNTS (June 5).

The wallet’s features include the ability to hold bitcoin and move bitcoin across multiple wallets. It also offers shared and personal wallets across all devices.

The bitcoin wallet, called Copay, enables users to jointly pay from the wallet, but both users must authenticate a purchase. That ensures both parties agree to the purchase, which can be useful for couples who want a joint account, or friends or business partners who want the same convenience.

Copay was initially beta-tested among BitPay developers and employees.

The wallet is available on iOS, Android and Windows.