A big day for Ripple
The members of the #XRPArmy seem delighted by the new addition, claiming that Bitcoin is way too slow and volatile to be used as a means of payment.
I use BitPay all the time! sick of sending in Bitcoin and waiting an hour and losing money to volatility!— Alex Cobb [XRP📈] (@AlexCobb_) October 2, 2019
On the same day, Ripple’s investment arm Xpring also presented a software development kit that would allow integrating cryptocurrency payments into different apps.
Because of the above-mentioned partnership, BitPay will become part of the Xpring SDK platform, thus making it much easier for devs to accept crypto.
Adding more choices
As reported by U.Today, BitPay finally added Ethereum as a new payment option on Sept. 16 with the company’s CEO Stephen Pair describing this as the next logical choice.
Until that point, BitPay, which was founded back in 2011, only supported Bitcoin and its controversial fork Bitcoin Cash.