Wirex Integrates ShapeShift into Leading Debit Card

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One of the most popular customer requests was to make a multi-asset-friendly debit card and with ShapeShift integration we have finally made this possible.

ShapeShift.io, an instant digital asset exchange for Bitcoin and other blockchain tokens, is pleased to announce an API integration with Wirex, a leading provider of debit cards for digital currency. Today’s integration means Wirex users can fund their cards with Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and dozens of other leading blockchain assets instantly.

Wirex, which is known for offering a suite of personal banking solutions for Bitcoin users, initially released their Bitcoin debit card to enable every-day purchases from coffee to groceries or even the withdraw of funds from an ATM. Through its new integration with the ShapeShift API, Wirex customers can now fund their debit card with dozens of leading digital currencies.

“Bitcoin enjoys first-mover advantage and dominates the crypto market. However, as the ecosystem matures, there is also a growing community of users with other digital assets,” says Wirex Co-Founder Pavel Matveev. “One of the most popular customer requests was to make a multi-asset-friendly debit card and with ShapeShift integration we have finally made this possible.”

Beyond the debit card, Wirex also provides users with additional payment processing solutions including an account that enables users to pay with both cryptocurrencies and traditional currencies.

"Wirex renders banks wholly unnecessary. With cryptocurrency and an easy mobile app, one can avoid banks and still pay for things anywhere,” said ShapeShift Founder and CEO, Erik Voorhees. “We are thrilled to have their services integrated with our API to expand their customer’s funding options.”

The Wirex App can be registered and downloaded in minutes and users receive a free virtual card that they can instantly load with Bitcoin or any ShapeShift-supported asset including Ethereum. See quick demo video: https://youtu.be/ydxh3bH-D4I

Wirex services support over 130 countries and cards in three local currencies including USD, EUR and GBP. Download the app: https://wirexapp.com/

Outside of their API offering, ShapeShift offers a intuitive, user-friendly website exchange for direct consumer usage. For business interested in learning more about ShapeShift API integration, please contact emily(at)shapeshift(dot)io.

About ShapeShift.io

Swiss-based ShapeShift AG has pioneered the fastest exchange for blockchain assets, with industry-leading consumer protection features. From start to finish users can convert digital assets in seconds, with no account required. No emails or passwords. No lengthy sign­up process. No accounts. No bid and ask orders. No friction. See more at: http://www.ShapeShift.io

About Wirex:

Wirex is a hybrid personal banking solution that integrates the benefits of blockchain technology into everyday finances. We offer a secure, all-in-one account that enables users to take advantage of both cryptocurrencies and traditional currencies, minus the limitations imposed by financial institutions. Wirex specializes in three services; two-way virtual or physical bitcoin debit cards that allows users to spend bitcoin, banking services to 130+ countries via smartphone and internet connection and remittances services via blockchain technology. Learn more here: wirexapp.com


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