Apple Pay Integration Breaks New Ground for Web3 Gaming App, STEPN

STEPN Official
5 min readMay 22, 2023


We at STEPN are delighted to announce a significant milestone in our journey as the world’s leading Web3 move&earn application. We have successfully integrated Apple Pay into our platform, becoming the first-ever blockchain gaming app to achieve this feat. This accomplishment marks a momentous step for us and the entire Web3 ecosystem.

With the integration of Apple Pay, our users can now take advantage of the simplicity, speed, and security of Apple’s payment solution to purchase STEPN products directly within our app. It eliminates the need to connect a separate crypto wallet and streamlines the payment process, making it easier than ever for our community to access our offerings.

As pioneers in the move&earn space, we take great pride in being the first app of our kind to be hosted in the App Store. Since our inception in 2021, we have witnessed remarkable growth and have built a thriving community. By purchasing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of virtual sneakers and engaging in physical activities like walking, jogging, or running, our users earn valuable rewards fuelled by crypto incentives.

The integration with Apple Pay further simplifies the user journey and removes barriers to entry. Users can simply add their credit or debit cards to their Apple Wallet on their iPhones, ensuring a seamless payment experience. We are grateful to Apple for their support and the opportunity to bring Web3 technology closer to the masses. This integration signifies a pivotal step in bridging the worlds of Web2 and Web3, creating a seamless user experience that will accelerate the adoption of Web3 technology on a global scale.

Yawn Rong, Co-Founder of Find Satoshi Lab (FSL), the Web3 development studio behind STEPN, shared his excitement about this achievement, stating, “This integration opens us up to a whole new audience, making Web3 more accessible to the masses. It bridges the gap between Web2 and Web3 technologies in an unprecedented way. We believe this is a momentous step towards onboarding the next 100 million users to Web3 technology. With our experienced team, we are confident in our ability to make this a reality, as we have already scaled from thousands to millions of active users. We extend our sincere gratitude to Apple for their support.”

Jerry Huang, Co-Founder of Find Satoshi Lab (FSL), also expressed his enthusiasm for the Apple Pay integration, emphasising its impact on the user experience and the wider Web3 ecosystem. He stated, “STEPN was the first move&earn application to be hosted on the App Store, and we have achieved remarkable growth in a short period. With the integration of Apple Pay, we are making the user journey even more seamless, removing barriers to entry for anyone interested in move&earn opportunities. This integration propels Web3 technology into mainstream adoption. We are excited about the future impact this integration will have and look forward to many more milestones.”

Looking ahead, we are filled with hope and excitement for the road that lies before us. Our integration with Apple Pay is just the beginning of our vision to make Web3 technology accessible to all. We remain committed to pushing boundaries, innovating, and creating new opportunities for our community to move, earn, and thrive. Together, we will continue to revolutionise the way people engage with technology and redefine the possibilities of Web3.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Can you explain this new feature to me?

This new feature allows you to conveniently purchase STEPN items from the marketplace using Apple Pay, a secure and widely used mobile payment method. With this feature, you can shop for your favourite sneakers without the need for a decentralised wallet or any knowledge of cryptocurrencies.

FAQ: Is this feature going to be available on Apple only?

Yes, this feature is exclusively available on Apple devices. We have chosen to utilise Apple Pay as the payment method for this feature, ensuring a seamless and secure transaction process for our users.

FAQ: Does this mean the in-app marketplace is back for iPhone users?

Absolutely! We are thrilled to announce the return of the in-app marketplace for iPhone users. This exciting development allows you to browse, explore, and purchase STEPN products within the STEPN app.

FAQ: Is this new feature safe?

Certainly! Apple Pay is renowned for its strong security measures and is widely regarded as one of the safest mobile payment methods available. You can trust that your transactions and personal information will be protected when using this new feature.

FAQ: Do I still need a decentralised wallet and cryptocurrencies to buy STEPN Sneakers on iOS?

No, you no longer require a decentralised wallet or any prior knowledge of cryptocurrencies to buy STEPN Sneakers on iOS. Simply register your preferred card on Apple Pay, and you can easily purchase SPARK credits, which can be used to acquire your items within the STEPN app.

FAQ: What are SPARK credits?

SPARK credits are equivalent to points that can be purchased using Apple Pay. Each credit is valued at $0.1 USD. For reference, $1 USD is equal to 10 SPARK credits. These credits serve as a convenient means of transacting within the STEPN app.

FAQ: How do I get SPARK credits?

Once you have registered your card on Apple Pay through your iPhone, you can directly purchase SPARK credits within our in-app marketplace. This streamlined process ensures that you can acquire SPARK credits quickly and easily, enhancing your shopping experience.

FAQ: What’s the smallest unit of SPARK credits?

The smallest unit of SPARK credits is 1. This means that there are no fractional SPARK credits, such as 0.1 SPARK. Consequently, when calculating the price of an item in SPARK credits, any fractional amount will be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

FAQ: Will I still be able to purchase items with $GMT?

Certainly! While this new feature caters to non crypto-savvy users, you can still utilise your $GMT to make purchases within our marketplace. Simply visit, where you can continue to spend your $GMT as usual.

FAQ: Why is the price of a Sneaker higher when using SPARK credits?

In compliance with Apple’s policies, each in-app purchase is subject to taxation. Therefore, when using SPARK credits to buy a Sneaker, you may notice a price difference. This adjustment ensures adherence to the necessary regulations and reflects the added taxation.

FAQ: When selling a Sneaker, can I receive SPARK credits?

No, SPARK credits are exclusively used for in-app purchases. When you sell items on the marketplace, you will receive $GMT as compensation. This ensures consistency and allows for a straightforward and unified transaction system within the STEPN app.

FAQ: I still have a question, what can I do?

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