Starting today, iPhone users in the United States will have the ability to buy bitcoin through the breadwallet app, either with cash at thousands of retail locations, bitcoin ATMs or by linking a bank account.
Users who choose to use these services will have a completely native experience. Instead of passing users off to an external website, services are integrated right into breadwallet to make the entire process as fluid as possible.
James MacWhyte, breadwallet Head of Product said:
“We are passionate about making bitcoin so easy that anyone can use it, regardless of technical expertise or local banking infrastructure, and by doing so we facilitate bitcoin becoming a truly global currency, available to anyone in the world.”
This will be a controlled rollout, with a small number of users enabled today while the rest of breadwallet users will gain access gradually over the coming weeks.
The company plans to extend this feature to Android and users in other countries over the next several months.