OpenNode has launched a limited release feature that allows Merchants to accept Debit Card/Apple Pay payments in addition to Bitcoin. Even payers who do not own (or have sufficient) Bitcoin can initiate payment of a Bitcoin payment request by completing a Debit Card or ApplePay transaction. In this way, Merchants can reap the benefits of Bitcoin payment acceptance by offering it to a wider group of payers.

When a payer selects the Debit Card/Apple Pay option from the OpenNode checkout, they are able to purchase exactly the amount of bitcoin needed to complete the Bitcoin payment request (plus fees).

Of note:

  • Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Only Debit Cards issued on Visa or Mastercard Networks are accepted
  • Payers are prompted to provide basic identity, billing, and card information.
  • Payers may be asked for additional verification ID.
  • Payers must successfully complete 3D Secure verification.
  • ApplePay is auto-selected for Apple Devices + Safari. It does not work on Mac + Chrome/Firefox/Edge or iPhone + Chrome/Firefox/Edge.

In the United States: 

  • Not available to US payers with a billing address or user location in the following states: NY, NH, NC, CT, HI, VT, VA.
  • Limited to a maximum transaction value of $250 per user per day. 

Outside the United States: 

  • Available to users in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  • Limited to a maximum transaction value of $500 per transfer + $2,500 per user, per year.

If you are interested in learning more about this limited release feature, please email

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