A Mastercard bank card that pays you in bitcoins – Wirex wants to board the USA
Pay in Cryptos from Anywhere – Wirex and its crypto debit cards keep the good news going. Following the announcement of its partnership with Mastercard and a successful £ 3.7million fundraiser , the company reveals new multi-currency cards as well as plans for expansion in the United States.
A card with 19 currencies and even more cash back
In an announcement published on October 21, the company Wirex presented its new Mastercard debit card which, for the first time, will be multi-currency .
This update to Wirex’s debit card offering will first be available in countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) .
“This new product aims to achieve Wirex’s main objective, which is to generalize the use of cryptocurrencies, by allowing our 3.1 million customers to use multiple cryptos even more easily in their daily lives. „- Wirex announcement
It will allow you to manage up to a total of 19 different currencies : 10 crypto-assets and 9 fiat currencies
The new card will also see an improvement in its cash back offer , allowing to receive a certain percentage of rewards in bitcoins (BTC) on purchases made. This offer, called Cryptoback ™, will allow you to obtain up to 2% rewards for spending with your Wirex card and earn up to 6% annual return on the customer’s Wirex (WXT) token balance .
“Ever since it became the first crypto platform to obtain Mastercard primary membership status and hinted at the launch of a new Wirex Mastercard (…), users have responded overwhelmingly that they want get this new card. Our goal has always been to bridge the gap between the traditional economy and the digital economy (…). » , Pavel Matveev, co-founder and CEO of Wirex
Pre-registration for the new card and expansion in the USA and Japan
From now on, it is possible to register on the waiting list to be among the first to obtain the Wirex Mastercard. The distribution of the card will begin with British customers , from November and December 2020 . The rest of the European market should follow in early 2021 .
As the crypto-media Decrypt reports , the United States should also benefit from this new Wirex card very soon :
“We are very happy to announce that a launch in the United States is scheduled for December of this year, and in Japan early next year as well. This should be very well received considering the interest we have received from crypto enthusiasts and fintech fans in these regions. „