Wirex, formerly known as E-Coin, has launched a 2-way bitcoin debit card with a buy bitcoin function. The service will enable users to fund their debit card accounts globally with bank transfers and alternative payment methods.
With partner banks in over 68 countries, customers can make quick domestic transfers to their Wirex debit card accounts. According to the company, supported banks include Barclays, Lloyds, ING and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Wirex also supports bitcoin purchases through alternative payment methods, such as PaySafeCard, Sofortuberwesing, Neosurf and Yandex to top up their Wirex debit card accounts. A full list of payment methods can be found in Wirex’s blog post, “Ways to Top Up Your Wirex and E-Coin Account.”
Wirex will also be rolling out a new platform some time in April 2016. All users, cards, and accounts will be moved over to the new wirexapp.com platform without delay once it launches.