terça-feira, 21 de agosto de 2012

Bitcoin company says debit cards coming in two months

URL: http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/08/bitcoin-company-says-debit-cards-coming-in-two-months/


BitInstant says it expects to launch the first bitcoin-enabled debit card within the next several weeks.

If a New York City Bitcoin startup has its way, there will soon be a much easier way to transfer the cryptocurrency between the digital world and actual, usable, real-world fiat cash.

In an IRC chat with Ars on Tuesday, Charlie Shrem, the co-founder of BitInstant, said that he hopes this new system, set to open "within two months or so," will make it easier for ordinary people to use Bitcoin. The company has already started a signup page on a public Google Doc.

"This will be our foray into the real world," he added, "not just Bitcoiners."

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