These days you can buy just about anything with your Bitcoins. From sandwiches to Bitcoin mining hardware, there aren’t many limits as to what you can do with your favorite digital currency. Things continue to move in the right direction with companies like Braintree, a payments software platform subsidiary of PayPal, announcing that now merchants in the US can enable Bitcoin payments through Coinbase.
The company’s integration with Coinbase was announced back in September. Afterwards, PayPal announced that there was a limited use by its merchants to digital goods transactions like media, software, and in-app purchases. However, a Braintree spokesperson has confirmed that the recent update means that “any merchant that uses Braintree for credit card payments [can now accept bitcoin payments].”
Braintree has stated that it had integrated Coinbase into its software development kit, which is known as v.zero. Merchants who use the kit can now offer Bitcoin payments in a rapid manner. According to the blog post announcing Baintree’s latest development, “Today, our initial integration with Coinbase is complete and we are opening up private beta access to allow merchants in the US to accept bitcoin via v.Zero.” The post also noted, “Bitcoin is growing in popularity for consumer and merchants alike … the number of companies both small and large working to enable bitcoin acceptance is on the rise.”