Bitcoin jumped on Thursday by three thousand dollars in a few hours, above $41,000 - on the news that Coinbase will allow you to directly buy cryptocurrency through Apple Pay.
Ethereum exceeded two-month highs by $2,800 after the news of the successful London hard fork.
The American crypto exchange Coinbase on Thursday announced the expansion of the payment capabilities of its users. From now on, Coinbase customers can top up their accounts directly through Apple Pay.
Previously, this option was available only to owners of their own Coinbase card when adding it to the Apple wallet.
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"If you already have a Visa or Mastercard debit card linked to Apple Wallet, Apple Pay will automatically appear as a payment method when buying cryptocurrency through Coinbase on an Apple Pay-enabled iOS device or in the Safari web browser," Coinbase said.
In addition, Google Pay users will have the same opportunity in the fall.
The planned update of London on the Ethereum network took place on Thursday, August 5 at 15:33 GMT on the block 12,965,000. After its activation, the network burns an average of 4.2 ETH (more than $10,500) every minute.
Ethereum will become a "next-generation economy" and will be much more than a "narrow monetary system," said Joseph Lubin, head of ConsenSys and co-founder of the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization.
According to him, the Ethereum ecosystem, which he compared to the Internet, already surpasses bitcoin in many ways. Lubin noted that the London hard fork is an important milestone in the transition to ETH 2.0. He confirmed the words of Vitalik Buterin that the second version of the network will be 1000 times more environmentally friendly than the current one.