Airbitz has partnered with CleverCoin to offer bitcoin buying and selling services with its wallet app in Europe.
U.S. and Canadian residents have been able to buy bitcoin through their bank accounts for months thanks to a partnership between Airbitz and Glidera. Now, Airbizs has expanded its in-app buy/sell feature to Europe by partnering with the Dutch exchange CleverCoin.
The feature is available in 19 countries including Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. Right now, the feature is buy only with very high limits. A sell feature is slated for release shortly.
CEO and co-founder of Airbitz Paul Puey said of the partnership:
“We’re excited about our expansion to Europe and happy to do it with our awesome partners CleverCoin. We aim to build a global brand enabling people to easily buy, sell, secure, send, and receive Bitcoin and this launch is a key piece of that goal. We look forward to expanding this service in 2016 and doing so while retaining our core beliefs in never holding custody of users’ data, keys, or funds.”
Airbitz hopes to broaden services to people in the UK who want quick and easy bitcoin transfers and plans on expanding to other regions in the coming months.