The Important Bits
- BitPay has added support for Uniswap (UNI) payments
- Payments can be made directly from a wide variety of supported wallets
- Spend from your wallet, Pay bills, buy gift cards, and more with UNI

BitPay now supports payments with Uniswap (UNI)

As part of enhancements to the BitPay payment experience, BitPay now supports payments made with Uniswap (UNI). Users can now pay for goods and services through BitPay using UNI. BitPay also now supports UNI within the BitPay Wallet app, including the ability to buy, store, swap, and spend UNI tokens.

With this addition, we aim to empower the community with additional choices of both tokens and blockchains. You can spend Uniswap on both the Ethereum and Polygon networks.


Brief history of Uniswap

One of the pioneers of decentralized finance (DeFi), Uniswap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) created in 2018 by Hayden Adams.

UNI is the native token of Uniswap. UNI was launched on September 17, 2020. 1 Billion UNI tokens were distributed amongst the community, developer team, investors, and advisors. Liquidity providers on the Uniswap DEX earn a portion of the trading fees as well as UNI tokens as a reward.


How to pay with Uniswap (UNI) via BitPay

BitPay users can pay with UNI tokens in multiple ways, including:

  • Pay merchants directly from your wallet
  • Paying off bills
  • Buying crypto-funded gift cards
  • P2P payments to friend and family

Pay with UNI directly from your wallet

Paying directly with your crypto wallet is fast and easy. BitPay connects the UNI community with top BitPay-enabled merchants that accept crypto payments. Learn more about how to pay with crypto using BitPay.

Pay bills with UNI

Did you know you can pay your bills with UNI? No bank required! Simply get the BitPay app and set up your wallet. Then you can spend UNI to pay bills like credit cards, car payments, mortgages, and more. BitPay partners with over 5,000 providers, so you can easily find and connect your accounts. Learn more about paying bills with crypto.

Buy gift cards with UNI

Buying gift cards with crypto can be a great way to spend crypto even if your favorite brands and retailers don’t accept crypto payments (yet). Doing so is super simple. Just download the BitPay app or Chrome extension. From there, you can choose your gift card, the desired amount, and pay with UNI. The card will often be sent via email instantly. Gift cards are perfect for spending or gifting to friends and family.

P2P payments

You can also send UNI to friends and family. Using a wallet such as the BitPay self-custody wallet, simply choose UNI and enter the recipient’s wallet address. Learn more about sending and receiving P2P payments.

What wallets can I use?

With so many ways to pay, a wide selection of wallets adds even more flexibility. BitPay supports payments from practically any wallet - 100+ and counting! 

Some of the most popular wallets for making payments include:

  • BitPay
  • Trust Wallet
  • MetaMask
  • Exodus Wallet
  • Electrum Wallet
  • Coinbase (exchange and wallet)
  • Litecoin Core
  • Atomic Wallet
  • Ledger Wallet
  • Coinbase Wallet 

No matter where you hold your crypto, we can help you spend it.

What other cryptocurrencies does BitPay support?

Maybe you don’t want to spend UNI, but would rather use a different cryptocurrency. BitPay supports payments with more than 100 coins and tokens across several chains. See our full list of supported coins here.

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