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Brazil’s Coincard combines pre-paid MasterCard with bitcoin

Posted on 11th April, 2014

In another sign of the slow, steady global adoption of bitcoin, Brazilian bitcoin exchange BitInvest has launched a pre-paid MasterCard powered by bitcoin deposits. The technology behind Coincard is nothing new, as the exchange simply deposits sold BTC to the debit card rather than a bank account, but it does represent another attempt to bridge […]

Bitcoin debit card Cryptex Card launches

Posted on 7th April, 2014

If there was a single roadblock to mainstream bitcoin adoption, it would be the limited point of sale (POS) options. Even for a relatively tech-savvy person, bitcoin transactions in their current form can be a little on the awkward side, involving smartphones, wireless connections, QR codes and confirmation delays. For the average person, swiping a […]