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Bitpay’s Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now Available to 131 Countries

On May 22, Bitpay’s chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, revealed its prepaid bitcoin debit card product will now be available in 131 countries. Initially, the card was only available for U.S. residents but due to the expansion users worldwide can now convert bitcoin into spendable euros, pounds, and many other fiat currencies.

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Bitpay’s Bitcoin Visa Debit Card Goes Global

Bitpay's Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now Available to 131 Countries
Bitpay’s chief commercial officer Sonny Singh.

Bitpay’s recent announcement will mark the company’s pre-paid Visa card as the first cryptocurrency tethered debit card that’s available to over 130 countries worldwide. The Atlanta-based firm believes the improved accessibility of the Bitpay card will enable global citizens the ability to utilize the tool with their digital currency savings.

“Today’s news makes the Bitpay Card the first prepaid Visa debit card available for bitcoin users in both the United States and in major bitcoin-using countries such as the UK, Germany, China, Japan, Argentina, and Brazil, along with 125 other nations,” explains Bitpay.

With a growing bitcoin user base and a bitcoin market cap of $36 billion, the Bitpay Card is poised to become a powerful spending tool for bitcoin users around the world.   

‘More Convenient Than Online Exchange Methods’

Bitpay's Bitcoin Prepaid Card Now Available to 131 CountriesAccording to Bitpay, the company has issued over 15,000 cards since revealing the bitcoin debit card in May 2016 and has a waiting list of applicants as well. The card available for bitcoin users was the first to offer conversion ability in all 50 U.S. states.

“The card is significantly more convenient, more affordable, and faster — by an order of days — than many online exchange methods for bitcoin today,” Bitpay’s announcement states. “The Bitpay Card’s recent integration with Bitpay’s bitcoin wallet allows users to convert bitcoin funds to dollars, euros, or pounds on the card in one in-app swipe.”

What do you think of the Bitpay bitcoin card being available to 131 countries? Have you tried Bitpay’s Visa card? Let us know about your experiences and what you think about the bitcoin card in the comments below.


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  • Mac

    I’ve been trying to find out which 131 countries those are, but they don’t seem to be listed anywhere??

    • George Oguda

      Same here

    • I called up the customer service number on the back of my debit card and asked.

      • Mac

        for those of us who live in countries that didn’t yet have BitPay, who would like to be able to order a BitPay card, we don’t have a card yet to look on the back of, and call customer service. I did find the countries on their FAQ, and I posted the link, but DISQUS must now authorize my comment because it contains a link.

      • Terubok Masin

        Yes sir

    • Terubok Masin

      Yes..its true

  • Barbar

    Wonderful service…

  • Ricky Bickerton

    It does not work like a xapo card though, you can load Fiat on to your card with bitcoin, so you get the rate when you load card not when you spend

    • William Wanklyn

      With Larry Summers touting Xapo, I have to be worried.

  • Derek Waldroop

    love my card

  • Luigi Moschione

    ottimo super

  • What is the rate for exchange?

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  • Maui

    Countries??

  • To find out which country’s are covered call Customer Service on the back of your debit card.

  • Bilal Hasnat Mirza

    can i order card in other country and use in other country?

  • I have been using my card for about a month now and absolutely love it! It has streamlined my ease of use to the point where Btc’s are virtually no different from USD’s.

  • Helen Parker Kennedy

    I’ve been using the Bitpay card for several months. No issues. Would love an affiliate opportunity as I offer mining contracts and recommend Bitpay to my customers and prospects because of the card, and its ease of exchange from bits to USD.

  • The customer service number for Bitpay in the U.S. is 1-855-884-7568