Bitcoin Debit Card
Bitcoin debit cards help bridge the Bitcoin world with traditional finance and you can either buy Bitcoins with your debit card or load a debit card with bitcoins to then spend bitcoins at almost any credit card accepting merchant.
The oldest and most established Bitcoin debit card, the Cryptopay bitcoin debit VISA card with over 23,000 issued. Cryptopay bitcoin cards have made it simple for customers to spend bitcoins at millions of businesses around the world.
Shift was the first Bitcoin debit card available to U.S. residents. It is currently available to residents in 41 U.S. states.
The Shift card connects to your Coinbase account. For each debit card purchase, it automatically withdrawals the necessary amount of bitcoins based on the dollar value of the transaction.
For now, the Shift card is completely free to use but costs $10 to purchase. Shift and Coinbase have both stated that in the future there will be transaction fees for each purchase.
Denominated in Euros, the Bitwala debit card can be used to pay online and offline where VISA is accepted. Cardholders can also cash out at any ATM worldwide with the best rates and transparent fees.
Bitwala’s VISA debit card is the most affordable bitcoin debit card on the market, both in terms of card price and the lowest, transparent fees that follow card usage.
The Bitwala debit cards are issued in both physical and virtual forms and costs €2.00. Customers can also enjoy a super low 0.5% (€1 min.) fee for card top ups using Bitcoin or Altcoins.