A bitcoin debit card allows users to spend their bitcoins anywhere that VISA or Mastercard are accepted as a method of payment. You can use the debit card to shop online, swipe at a store, and even to withdraw cash at ATMs worldwide. A bitcoin debit card can be used in any country, as long as there is a “VISA/Mastercard accepted” sign displayed, and has no hidden fees.

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Regular price is $17 and with 25% discount, the  new price is $12.75!

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The bitcoin debit card is simply a standard debit card in USD, EUR or GBP, that you can top up really quickly, using bitcoin. So if you have a lot of bitcoins, and would like to spend them easily, this is one way to do that.

Bitcoin debit cards are a dream come true for users who have access to bitcoins and would like to have the convenience of money on a debit card, but do not have a bank account.

Bitcoin debit cards are also becoming more and more popular with people who do not want the hassle of trading their bitcoin for cash, or moving money into their bank account before being able to spend that money. By using a bitcoin debit card, you spend your bitcoins directly, without having to exchange them first.

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How else can you use a bitcoin debit card?

Some users are reported to be giving a bitcoin debit card to family members far away or even out of the country, so that they can use the card to make purchases for daily living expenses. Instead of using MoneyGram, Western Union or similar services which can take days, require going into a local branch during office hours, and are also expensive. A user can simply send some bitcoin to the bitcoin wallet associated with the bitcoin debit card, and within approximately 30 minutes, the funds can be used….the cost to load the card is almost free, it is a standard bitcoin transaction.

Recently we heard of a user who was abroad in Indonesia, only to find once they landed in Bali, that their credit card would not work! It was weekend, and they were unable to contact their bank locally for help. The user desperately needed the credit card facilities to be able to get an Uber taxi, and for accommodation online!

Without quick support from the local bank, the user decided to think outside of the box, and within 1 hour, his problems were solved. The user registered online at e-coin.io, and then sent bitcoin to the wallet associated with his account. He then bought a virtual bitcoin debit card for $3, and within seconds had a valid card number and the ability to make online purchases. He was then able to pay for accommodation, and add the card in the Uber app to call an Uber taxi to get to his hotel! It was 3 days later before the bank in South Africa was able to rectify the problem and restore access to his regular credit card! True story!

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How much is a bitcoin debit card?

You can order a plastic bitcoin debit card that looks exactly like your standard debit or credit card, and typically it will by issued and dispatched within a couple of days. You can either have the card sent by regular post, or overnight by courier, but costs will apply.

  • The cost to get a physical card sent by mail is normally $ 17.00, but is now $12.75 with the 25% discount.
  • If you would like a card sent by courier delivery, the price is normally $ 50.00, but is now $37.50 with the 25% discount.
  • A Virtual card, which is only the details, you dont get a card sent to you, is $ 3.00

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To order a card, you need to register, and then send bitcoins to the wallet in your account. Once the bitcoins are available there to spend, you can order a card and pay from the account balance. Any bitcoins left in the wallet will be part of your balance on the card.

Unverified” users have limitations placed on their bitcoin debit cards….this is for security purposes. By simply sending scans of your ID along with proof of address, you can upgrade your account to “Verified” status and be able to benefit from almost unlimited usage of your card.

Fees and charges:

There are fees and charges when using the bitcoin debit card, and they are as follows:

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Bitcoin Security:

The bitcoin debit card uses multi-sig bitcoin wallets make it simply impossible to transfer funds without transaction being signed by all parties involved, meaning that even in a highly unlikely event of compromising the platform, no one could be able to steal funds from your bitcoin wallets.The technology is designed and customized by BitGo – the number one name and global trendsetter in crypto currency security, so you can be sure that any bitcoin you send to the wallet is safe.

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  • Kent Van Heerden

    Why are the values in USD?

    • The card is not made in South Africa by a local company, it is a USD currency based card.

  • Nkosinathi Ngubeni

    Does the e-coin debit card work in SA?

  • Bethusile Masina

    We don’t recieve a bitcoin card in Swaziland.most of the bitcoin debit cards can be send to South Africa only not swaziland

    • I know e-coin / wirex has Africa as one of its biggest markets, so double check they can send to you

    • Nokuthula

      hi , I’m also in Swaziland, I would like to know if you have ordered your card, and does it work in our ATMs, If answer is yes to all, where did you order it?

  • Chrisbas

    What would be considered a foreign transaction fee? Anything other than USD?
    Can anyone confirm the actual transaction fee of an arbitrary amount in Rand. (e.g. buying an Intercape bus ticket for R 500)

    • I would think anything other than USD…that being said, when I swipe my card in stores, it normally takes the correct amount of BTC if I convert it manually on my side to double check it. I dont know if that is because POS transactions are free or what exactly. Maybe it is for online transactions only, I am not sure…a bit confused myself.

  • Dan

    What other companies offer visa/mastercard debit cards for use in SA?

    • Coinsbank.com, Xapo.com, Spectrocoin.com to name a few

      • Dan

        Thanks, do you know the quickest, easiest way to purchase Etherium in SA?

        • Right now the easiest and safest is to buy bitcoin, then exchange it for ETH on Changelly see here https://goo.gl/B7mFeq.

          • francois

            This week IceCubed exchange in South Africa is adding ETH to their site with the latest interface upgrade

  • Dan

    Would also like to know.

  • Cornelis Molenaar

    I would also really like to know this. I can’t wrap my head around the tax requirements.

  • Liza

    Can this card be used in Canada?

    • Yes, it works world wide where Visa / Mastercard is acccepted

  • Animaniac

    Yes- you pay VAT when you purchase something. The government gets their money- F them.