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A Very Merry Bitcoin Christmas

Posted on 11.22.2015

Bitcoin wallet Coinbase recently announced a new Bitcoin debit card that will allow U.S. users to pay with Bitcoin anywhere Visa is accepted.

The new Bitcoin card is the result of a partnership with Shift Payments, a Y Combinator-backed startup that has been working on a cryptocurrency credit card for well over a year. Shift teamed up with Visa on the new card, giving card users the ability to pay with Bitcoin at millions of merchant locations.

The card will initially be available to Bitcoin owners in 24 states in the U.S. and can be used to make purchases both at physical retailers and online. To get the card, Coinbase users simply need to connect their account to the Shift payments system, provide an address, and pay a $10 card-issuing fee (paid for with Bitcoin, of course).

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