Step 1. Get your wallet ready
- Make sure you have a compatible wallet.
- Create a wallet. (How to create a BitPay Wallet)
- Send some cryptocurrency to your wallet.
Step 2. Pay the BitPay Invoice
There are three ways to pay a BitPay invoice:
Option A. Scan the QR Code
Scan the QR code to open the payment in your mobile wallet. Your wallet will lock in with the correct cryptocurrency address and sending amount. Then, make the payment.
Option B. Send the Payment Manually
Copy the payment URL beginning with the following from the invoice:
- bitcoin:?r=https:// for Bitcoin.
- bitcoincash:?r=https:// for Bitcoin Cash.
- ethereum:?r=https:// for Ethereum.
- Note: The Ethereum payment URL format will only display when scanning the QR code to facilitate easier pasting into dApp browsers.
Next, paste the payment URL into your wallet's Send screen. Confirm your payment details, then send the payment.
Option C. Open the Payment In Your Wallet
If your wallet is on the device you're using to view the invoice, you can open the payment in your wallet by tapping Open in wallet. Confirm everything is correct, and then send the payment from your wallet.
Option D. Pay from a Peer-to-Peer wallet (P2P) or exchange
If you choose to pay from a peer-to-peer wallet, you will be able to copy and paste the receiving address and exact amount to send.
Notes about BitPay invoices:
- You'll see the payment reflected on the invoice instantly when you hit "Send" in your wallet.
- Remember to send your payment during the 15-minute payment window.
- BitPay only guarantees the fixed cryptocurrency price for this time period.
Why does BitPay suggest payments via Payment Protocol?
- Payment Protocol makes sure the cryptocurrency you send is exactly the right amount. It also makes sure you include a high enough fee for the network to confirm your transaction.
- No mispayments! With Payment Protocol, you don’t need to worry about failed payments, delayed orders, or dealing with refunds.
- Payment Protocol also adds new security to payments, protecting you from sending payments to imposters or attackers.
Have more questions?
Check out our frequently asked questions on Payment Protocol.