Coinbase drops native Bitcoin payments from merchants’ platform

Coinbase Commerce will discontinue support for Bitcoin and similar UTXO coins. To use Bitcoin for payments, shoppers will need a Coinbase account.

Coinbase has removed support for native Bitcoin (BTC) and other UTXO coins from its payment platform for merchants, Coinbase Commerce.

Coinbase has removed support for native Bitcoin and other UTXO coins from its payment platform for merchants, according to the company’s head of product, Lauren Dowling.

In a Feb. 18 thread on X (formerly Twitter), Dowling said the company “made the difficult decision to remove native Bitcoin & other UTXO support” from Coinbase Commerce, citing difficulties in delivering recent updates on its EVM payment protocol for Bitcoin.

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