Crypto Debit/Credit Cards Available in Canada & U.S....??

in crypto •  7 months ago

Question: does anyone have recommendations for what crypto debit/credit card(s) are currently available to citizens of Canada and the U.S.?



I had Wirex and Xapo cards, however they ceased service to North America a few months ago.

TenX has seemed like the optimal choice, given their no fees - however, they too have had holdups serving North America, and I’ve been on their waiting list for around 3-4 months now.

Monaco has appeared to be another reasonable option, however same there - been waiting months, and still apparently have 28,000 people on the waiting list ahead of me, so would be surprised if that comes out this year. (And not particularly liking the fact that require a staking of over $4000 worth of their tokens to get a card with decent limits).

I’ve seen lots of different companies and projects advertising other cards, though imagine many are facing the same restrictions which’d block service to North America. Though surely, there must be some currently available to Canadian (and US) citizens.

(Litecoin’s “LitePay” seems like should be a great option open to all countries - though its release has been delayed)

Thus...

If anyone has recommendations for cards currently available in North America - preferably with low or no fees - such a tip in the comments below would be much appreciated!



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Hopefully soon enough you'll get some decent option on crypto credit/debit card... Right now i think there are no truly reliable options... You may try uphold for virtual prepaid debit/credit master card, that would work only for online shop tough...

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would still have to get funds out of crypto into fiat - defeats the whole purpose of streamlining direct from crypto to credit...

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You can deposit crypto directly into uphold and fund your virtual credit card with BTC and LTC, i havent tried it yet but it suppose to work...

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hmmm... they don't seem to advertise that option well on their website, though I'll dig further in and perhaps email customer support to clarify, as this might be the best lead so far...

thanks.

UPDATE: okay, signed up, and now seeing what you mean once inside.

Looks like this might be the solution I'm looking for. :-)

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Cool man!, let us know how it works, its supposed to be a mastercard (and not visa), i know people is able to spend their crypto with this... I want to try some purchases on amazon with it soon, should work just fine!

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Dude for usa use Bitpay! I can get cash at any ATM

https://bitpay.com/card/

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Pretty sure last I checked, they don’t serve Canada, though... :-/

bitpay.

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damnit, Canada not an option with them. :-/

thanks anyways. 🙏

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Bitpay was blocked in Europe after getting one :(
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@mammasitta Have you used this? I am interested. I remember you mentioning it before, but did not go investigate it. I'm going to visit the website now.

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So far so good! It’s not ideal yet for crypto but they improve! Best exchange fees at ATM

I am in the United States and I have been using BitPay to spend crypto (https://bitpay.com/) .

It works very well and last time I cashed some crypto out it was 60 cents for the related fees.

Hope this helps.

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unfortunately, no support for Canada. :-/

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Awh shucks. Hope you find a solution. Sounds like an opportunity for someone. The Canadian market is quite large.

I've been happy with the shift card https://www.shiftpayments.com/card.

Been using it for maybe 6 months and no issues. Just load it up with coinbase and use the debit card.

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I second that. You can connect it to BTC, LTC, ETH, or BCH. My favorite thing about this card is you don't have to sell your crypto ahead of time to preload it. You just swipe your card and it exchanges it for USD at that moment in time. A lot of people hate on CoinBase because it is such a large coorporation, but they have been nothing but good to me. Plus their interface is super simply.

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Hmmm... looks like this might be US only...

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I tried to get one with my Europe account >>>

Unfortunately, it appears you are not a U.S. Coinbase user? The Shift Card is only available to U.S. residents at this time. We'll let you know when we arrive!

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I never heard of LitePay. Looks like need to keep a watchout.
I heard of this https://cryptopay.me/ but not tried it but I read a couple of posts on steemit quite a while back

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dammit, thought was good when Canada was on their list of supported countries, until logged in and found the message:

Unfortunately, you can’t order a new Cryptopay card now due to the sudden programme closure by our card issuing bank.
We’re working on the solution, stay tuned.

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Damn, that's sad. There's another one called TenX that I know has gone into Europe but know it wasn't available in US before and I think that's still true too. I remember @rea wrote about one also but I cannot find the post. I found this online through a search:
https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoin-debit-card-compared-reviewed/

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Yeah, as mentioned, I’ve been waiting months for my TenX card to arrive, still not sure when it’ll come.

Also scanned through that list, though none of the options available to Canada.

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what if available in indonesia country. ?? Ammazing hahaha

Really???? Wow 😁😁😁😁 Very soon bus drivers will start taking crypto as their charge. Lol

Let me know if you find the answer I am also from North America.

Semakin bagus semakin mantab,kripto...

(Litecoin’s “LitePay” seems like should be a great option open to all countries - though its release has been delayed)

Yea this also seems more reliable and the fact that it can be used in all countries makes it even better than others. I have also been waiting for this. Don't know why there is so much delay .

sorry, I do not have any recommendations for that. I just wanted to ask, why did they Wirex and Xapo stop serving Canada?

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I dunno. alot of the card companies ceased service outside of the EU.

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I think, this is impossible in the developed world.

A good write up there on the cryptocurrency debit and credit card. It will really make sense right it storms the west africa

Huh, gotta check Litepay now, I recently saw a post about wirex enabling the cards again there... was that a fake one? Didn't pay much attention as I'm in Europe.

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hmm... just sent their customer service an email with request to clarify...

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Good, Im paying attention to see if they re-open on Europe as well... so far it isn't famous for crypto-fiat.

@rok-sivante great question. Most know about bitpay, I understand they are not in Canada. Gonna do some research. That would be a great business. I will post if I find anything worthwhile.

may i ask, where is the difference wireks, xapo and tenx ? before I do not know it.

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Just different companies.

Main benefit of TenX = no fees, versus 3% on other cards (for non-USD transactions).

I'm not sure about Payza debit card if available in your country but Payza supports CryptoCurrency. :)

Hello brother @rok-sivante
I don't have it yet, will it work in every country?
and if I may know, is it so complicated how to register the card?

I think we have to wait a little longer to see what banks are doing, because they have bad habits to stop everything, and make us think that they are the only good choice.

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I had the same problem. Waiting for Token card, Tenx or Monaco taking forever. But recently found upaycard.com which is issued by Paysafecard ltd. Currently in the verification process tho.