ShapeShift, an instant digital asset exchange for Bitcoin and other blockchain tokens, has announced an API integration with Wirex, provider of debit cards for digital currency. This integration means Wirex users can fund their cards with Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and dozens of other leading blockchain assets instantly. This move was made following popular customer requests to make a multi-asset-friendly debit card.
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 such as coffee, groceries or the withdraw of funds from an ATM. 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.
Pavel Matveev, Co-Founder of Wirex, stated: “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. 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 Founder and CEO, Erik Voorhees remarked: “Wirex renders banks wholly unnecessary. With cryptocurrency and an easy mobile app, one can avoid banks and still pay for things anywhere,” “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 and users will receive a free virtual card that they can then load with supported assets. Outside of their API offering, ShapeShift offers a website exchange for direct consumer usage.