And not only Bitcoin, but also Litecoin and Ethereum. This will be possible because of a partnership announced today between Bitstamp and Revolut, which will allow card holders to exchange cryptos for fiat instantly.
The interesting part about this is that if you don't have fiat funds in your Revolut card, but you have crypto, you'll be able to make fiat payments transparently, because the crypto-fiat exchange will happen in the background, at "the best possible rate". Other Bitcoin debit card need an extra step (called "top up" or "load") in which you have to manually exchange cryptos into a fiat account and then from that fiat account to move funds to the card.
Also, the partnership will allow Revolut users to send cryptos to each other free of charge. This smells a bit like a Raiden Network, but no technical announcement was made abut that.
Although it feels small, I find these types of tiny, but extremely significant improvements, like not having to do 2-3 operations if you can just do one, very good for the mainstream adoption of cryptos.
As a matter of fact, we're not talking about adoption here, but about blending: you get the best of both worlds.
I'm a serial entrepreneur, blogger and ultrarunner. You can find me mainly on my blog at Dragos Roua where I write about productivity, business, relationships and running. Here on Steemit you may stay updated by following me @dragosroua.
If you're new to Steemit, you may find these articles relevant (that's also part of my witness activity to support new members of the platform):