Bitcoin debit card company E-Coin has announced the integration of a bank transfer option to provide users with more methods to top up their Bitcoin cards. The UK-based company, which is known to be one of the first to plasticize Bitcoin, said that it had received numerous requests from its customers all across the world to add more payment methods.
E-Coin has already begun to provide Bitcoin as a primary method to fund the VISA-branded Bitcoin debit cards.
“Currently e-coin supports 30 countries and dozens of banks and payment methods,” said Pavel Matveev, co-founder of E-Coin. “Many of our customers are in developing world countries, and we are adding more ways for them to receive payments without traditional banking services.”
He also added that the bank transfers would particularly suit customers living in Europe, as they are free of charge in the continent; while for the non-European customers, certain fees associated with loading a card might be applied.
The latest addition, however, is expected to further strengthen E-Coin’s presence in the 150+ countries it serves. The global presence of E-Coin could spur Bitcoin’s mainstream adoption and ensure that the digital currency becomes more spendable through well-settled payment infrastructures like Visa.
E-Coin Bitcoin Debit Cards can be loaded with EUR/USD/GBP, while Bitcoin top-ups are are available through the company’s virtual debit cards. The latter are recommended to be used for making online payments globally.
To further strengthen their stand as the world’s leading Bitcoin debit card issuers, E-Coin has also put a special emphasis on installing reliable security protocols to protect clients’ funds. E-Coin secured a partnership with multi-signature-based Bitcoin security service provider Bitgo, to prevent potential data breaches and hacking attacks which may leave the private keys of Bitcoin accounts vulnerable.