Coinbase launches bitcoin debit card

Announcements | December 1, 2015 By:

Coinbase has announced partnership with Shift Payments to issue a new bitcoin debit card that can be used by US residents at merchants accepting VISA.

The company’s first bitcoin debit card will enable customers in the United States to pay with the use of digital currency at merchants all over the world.

Called Shift Card, the cryptocurrency debit card is the first one that supports Coinbase account. Besides, the users will be able to spend money via online payment system Dwolla. Customers can use Dwolla account as a backup in case their Coinbase wallet is empty.

The Shift Card is available to residents in Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.

Coinbase is a bitcoin wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with bitcoin.