Back in February, the Shift Card service, which used to issue debit Visa cards with a possibility of using cryptocurrencies, announced their closure.
But the service was succeeded by one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase. The representatives of the exchange announced launching debit Visa cards with a possibility of payment with cryptocurrencies from the exchange account of the user.
It is announced that Coinbase Card will support all cryptocurrencies available at the exchange, and the users will be able to spend them on any purchases, whether it would be food in supermarkets or public transport tickets. The conversion process will be automatic and instant at the moment when the user makes a transaction using the card.
The exchange’s clients will be able to choose the cryptocurrency they are planning to spend on purchasing goods with the help of a special mobile app. Moreover this app features an option of receiving a check, viewing transaction and purchases categories.
The British payment operator PaySafe will be issuing the cards. For the time being only the UK citizens can use the service, but in a few months Coinbases is going to implement their innovation in other European countries.
And what about you — would you like to have such a card? Is there a sense in such cards?