Wirex, formerly E-Coin, has debuted a service offering bitcoin buying capability via PayPal, the major online payment system. With this announcement, Wirex users in over 30 countries will be able to use the E-Coin virtual Visa debit card to buy bitcoin with PayPal.
This service will be available through the E-Coin platform and is expected to benefit bitcoin users and holders in a number of countries that include the Bahamas, Bahrain, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Oman, Philippines, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.
In addition to PayPal, Wirex supports other ways to buy bitcoin through its platform. Last week, Wirex launched the ability to buy through bank transfers and other alternative payment methods (APMs), giving users dozens of options to load their E-Coin bitcoin debit cards and buy bitcoin at a competitive rate.
Atombit, a Canadian bitcoin wallet, also permits buying bitcoins via Paypal, up to a maximum of 500 Canadian Dollars per day.