Step 1. Get your wallet ready
- Make sure you have one of these Payment Protocol compatible wallets.
- Create a wallet.
- Send some Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash to it.
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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 receiving bitcoin address and sending amount. Then, make the payment.
Option B. Send the Payment Manually
Copy the payment URL (beginning with bitcoin:?r=https://) from the invoice and paste it into your wallet's Send screen. Check 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 you can send the payment from your wallet.
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.
Learn how to move bitcoin from an exchange to a secure spending wallet below:
Why does BitPay require 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 miner 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.