Apple is one of the most successful companies in the history of Silicon Valley, revolutionizing and dominating market after market from graphic design to music and mobile phones. It is also one of the most powerful companies in the world right now, expected to be the first to reach a trillion dollar market cap. As such, one might expect Apple Pay Cash to obliterate the competition, but bitcoin can change that.
Apple Pay Cash
This Tuesday Apple Pay Cash and person to person payments were made available to Apple customers in the US. The company promotes this service as the simplest way to make person to person payments on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
Users can now get paid right within iMessage, or by just asking Siri to pay someone. They can use the debit and credit cards they already have added to Apple Pay, so there’s no need to install an app or create another account.
While most analysts see this as a response from Apple to Venmo or Square’s Cash App, it is hard to believe Apple hasn’t also noticed the millions of bitcoin wallet apps downloaded recently. It’s easy for some of us to forget these days that the cryptocurrency wasn’t created just to store value but also to act as a P2P cash system…