Cryptocurrency payment service provider BitPay announced on January 21 the launch of XRP payments and cross-border transfers. BitPay also added XRP support to the BitPay Wallet application. The company officially confirmed its cooperation with Ripple developer platform Xpring to complete the integration. BitPay Chief Marketing Officer Bill Zielke said that BitPay merchants worldwide can now accept XRP without any other integration. The e-commerce website eGifter will be one of the first merchants to accept XRP.