MintChip for iOS Adds Apple Pay for Top Ups, Interac Online

Last month, secure digital currency MintChip launched for iOS and Android users. The iOS version uses QR codes to pay at participating merchants (Android has NFC), while the digital wallet can be funded by your bank’s chequing account or credit card.

MintChip for iOS was just updated to support Apple Pay for top ups (there’s a 3.25% fee if it’s a credit card top up), plus users can now use Interac Online to load funds from your Canadian bank account. There is also a fix to address a bug where login credentials are not saved:

What’s New in Version 1.1.0
MintChip users can now top up using:
– Apple Pay
– Interac® Online to load funds from a Canadian bank account
Fix for registration issues where login credentials are not remembered

MintChip requires a few steps to setup an account and definitely requires some more work versus using Apple Pay to use. Let us know if you’ve been using MintChip, which currently is being tested at limited stores in Liberty Village in Toronto.

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Click here to download MintChip for iOS in the App Store.

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  • GaDgEtMoN

    I’m not sure what the point is of having MintChip if you already have ApplePay in your phones wallet… Am I missing something here?

  • letodax

    What a mess…who is seriously going to use this? It’ll be gone in a year.

  • It’s supposed to be a secure way to send person to person transfers…but yeah it’s limited on iOS, nobody has time to use QR codes in stores. Apple doesn’t allow access to NFC.

  • Adoption will be tough especially when Android Pay and Samsung Pay expand to Canada at some point.