In a word: Yes, and here's why: Many bitcoin wallets do not fully support payment protocol. These non-payment protocol wallets make it too easy to send the incorrect amount -- or may deliver your bitcoin to the wrong place. For that reason, our bitcoin processor, BitPay, requires all payments to be made with a payment protocol compatible bitcoin wallet.
BitPay recommends using a trusted bitcoin wallet from this list of reliable bitcoin wallets:
If your wallet is not on the above list, it may fail to work with BitPay and would be unable to be applied to a gift card transaction on eGifter.com.
* Content for this article is excerpted from "Which Wallets Work for a BitPay Payment?"