Published on November 20th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
First official bitcoin debit card is here
Coinbase’s bitcoin debit card, the Shift Card.
This morning, in an effort to nudge bitcoin toward the mainstream, the company unveiled the country’s first bitcoin debit card.
It’s called the Shift Card, and it lets you spend bitcoin at any merchant—both online and off—that accepts an ordinary VISA card.
Imagine buying a burrito at your local Mexican joint with bitcoin card, or a television from Amazon.com.
“It’s now possible to live on bitcoin alone through a combination of an employer paying the user in bitcoin and the user spending bitcoin for everyday items via their debit card,” White says.