Would you like to buy some bitcoin? Have a friend who’s been asking you how to get into bitcoin, but doesn’t like things complicated? Starting today, you can buy bitcoin right here on Bitcoin.com – even with a credit card!
Get Bitcoin with a Credit Card, Right Here
The Bitcoin.com Buy Bitcoin Page is making it easier to get bitcoin by partnering with Simplex – a company that adds a standard e-commerce layer to popular bitcoin exchanges, giving customers all over the world way more payment options.
Bitcoin.com owner Roger Ver said:
Bitcoin.com is proud to be at the forefront of integrations with the traditional financial system, in order to make Bitcoin easier for people around the world to use in their daily lives.
It doesn’t matter where you are – just enter your card details on the main page and you’re on the way. If you’d like to try out other bitcoin exchanges in your country the regular way, you’ll be able to choose from a list.
“Simplex now facilitates Bitcoin.com users to make immediate Bitcoin purchases on-site – using their regular credit card,” said Simplex Co-Founder and CEO Nimrod Lehavi.
It’s as simple as buying a bitcoin T-shirt, which by the way, you can do at the Bitcoin.com Store. It’s a great place to make your first bitcoin purchase and see why this is the future of money.
Bitcoin’s Stumbling Block for Beginners
Many of us have had this feeling: we hear about Bitcoin, spend some time studying it, and decide we’re ready to pick up a torch and storm the gates as part of the cryptocurrency revolution.
Credit card ready, we head to online exchanges, and… we enter a world of account signup and ID verification procedures, bank wire transfers, and delays. Even if you find an exchange that takes cards, you’ll need that account first. All this before we can get our hands on any bitcoin.
This is pretty deflating, and a lot of people have walked away at this stage – especially if they don’t know anyone they can ask about getting their first bitcoin.
We don’t want to lose these people – we’ve seen the amazement on people’s faces when they make their first Bitcoin transaction.
We’ve got to make it easier for them to get to that stage. Thanks to Bitcoin.com and Simplex, now it is. We have what you always wanted: a walk-up shopfront for buying bitcoin, open to everyone.
Bitcoin.com also features Bitcoin exchanges serving most regions of the world, and we’re always looking for more. If you would like to buy or sell Bitcoins please click here to check out all the exchanges we have listed. If you work for a bitcoin exchange and want to see it featured there, please get in touch with Bitcoin.com directly.
Simplex: E-Commerce for Bitcoin
Simplex‘s main expertise is in reducing credit card fraud – a key issue that prevents most bitcoin trading platforms from accepting payments that way. Even if a customer initiates a chargeback for some reason, Simplex’s exchange partners still receive their money.
The company has received funding from bitcoin mining companies Bitmain and Cumberland Mining, and works with other partners in the industry such as Genesis Mining, Bittylicious and Bits of Gold.
Do you think a credit card is the simplest way to get bitcoin? Let us know in the comments below!
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