Your January Cryptie: 2021 Year in Review

Join
us
as
we
look
back
at
2021
and
reflect
on
the
year’s
massive
adoption
of
crypto.
The
year
was
packed
with
growth
for
BitPay,
new
merchant
partners,
and
the
crypto
community.
From
celebrating
our
10
year
anniversary
to
launching
new
BitPay
features
to
major
retailers
announcing
the
acceptance
of
crypto
payments
to
being
featured
in
top
publications,
we’re
excited
to
look
back
with
you
and
get
hyped
for
what
2022
will
be
bringing
the
crypto
world.
Of
course,
we
want
to
hear
your
predictions
for
2022,
so
don’t
miss
out
on
our
polls
below!
 



In
This
Issue:

Crypto
Prices
Surge
in
2021

What
an
amazing
year
2021
was
for
crypto
prices.
Bitcoin
started
2021
at
$29,374.15
and
ended
the
year
at
$46,306.45.
This
was
an
increase
of
$16,932.30.
Did
you
get
to
enjoy
this
nearly
58%
increase?
See
the
below
chart
for
how
other
BitPay
supported
coins
did
in
2021.
Where
will
we
end
2022?

BitPay
in
the
Spotlight

It
was
hard
to
narrow
down
the
moments
we
are
most
excited
to
share
from
the
past
year,
but
here
are
some
of
our
favorites.

New
Products
and
Services
from
BitPay
in
2021

The
BitPay
team
was
hard
at
work
this
year
with
new
launches
to
make
it
easier
to
buy,
store,
spend
and
swap
your
favorite
crypto.

  • BitPay
    Wallet
    app
    users
    can
    send
    and
    receive
    Ethereum
    tokens
    DAI
    and
    WBTC
    utilizing
    the
    integration
    with
    WalletConnect.
BitPay Wallet app integrates with WalletConnect
  • BitPay
    customers
    can
    buy
    and
    sell
    crypto
    right
    in
    their
    app
    with
    Changelly.
    Now
    you
    can
    buy
    and
    store
    crypto,
    make
    online
    payments,
    buy
    gift
    cards
    and
    turn
    bitcoin
    into
    dollars.
Buy and sell crypto with Changelly
  • BitPay
    continued
    to
    find
    solutions
    that
    allow
    customers
    to
    live
    on
    crypto
    by
    adding
    contactless
    solutions
    to
    pay
    for
    everyday
    purchases
    with
    Apple
    Pay
    and
    Google
    Pay.
  • This
    year
    the
    BitPay
    app
    welcomed
    three
    new
    cryptocurrencies
    for
    customers
    to
    Buy,
    Store,
    Spend
    and
    Swap:
    Shiba
    Inu,
    Dogecoin,
    and
    Litecoin.

How
BitPay
Has
Been
Leading
the
Industry

  • Bill
    Zielke,
    Chief
    Marketing
    Officer
    of
    BitPay,
    made
    a
    guest
    appearance
    on
    PayPod:
    The
    Payments
    and
    Fintech
    Podcast,
    talking
    about
    the
    mechanisms
    that
    enable
    merchants
    to
    accept
    crypto
    as
    payment.

    Listen
    to
    the
    podcast
    now.
  • Our
    CFO,
    Jagruti
    Solanki,
    sat
    down
    with
    PYMNTS
    to
    discuss
    the
    findings
    of
    our
    survey
    of
    more
    than
    8,000
    U.S.
    consumers
    that
    highlighted
    the
    motives
    that
    are
    now
    compelling
    people
    to
    want
    to
    spend
    cryptocurrency.

    Hear
    why
    she
    thinks
    crypto
    is
    here
    to
    stay
    .

BitPay
Merchants
Leading
the
Adoption
in
2021

Our
new
and
longtime
BitPay
merchants
made
the
news
this
year
announcing
new
and
innovative
ways
they
are
adopting
crypto.

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BitPay
Polls

Now
we
want
to
hear
from
you
on
your
predictions
for
2022!
Vote
below:

Forrester
Study
Shows
Accepting
Crypto
Attracts
New
Customers
&
Boosts
AOV

A
commissioned
study
for
BitPay
from
Forrester
Research
confirmed
what
merchants
are
already
discovering
in
real-life
practice:
that
businesses
adopting
bitcoin
and
other
cryptocurrencies
as
payment
methods
experience,
on
average,
40%
more
customers,
a
twofold
increase
in
order
values,
and
fewer
chargebacks,
among
many
other
benefits.


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