International bitcoin brokerage 247exchange has added credit and debit cards as a withdrawal method.
The startup, which integrated card support for buying bitcoin at the end of last year, is now enabling Visa and Mastercard users to easily convert bitcoin – and other cryptocurrencies – into fiat.
Alexey Maximenko, 247exchange's CEO, said:
In order to use a debit or credit card, users will need to create a sell order by filling in a form.
According to the company, the funds should reach the user's card in approximately one to three days, once the transaction has been confirmed.
Anton Vereshchagin, founder of InterMoneyExchange which runs 247exchange, added that they "will be lowered [again] in future".
Credit and debit card users also face a $6.50 charge established by the payment processor. However, Vereshchagin insists the service is still competitively priced:
Marketing director Andrey Vereshchagin added that the company's mission is to "create and provide the new standard of digital currency exchange service all over the world – fast, convenient, secure and available for everyone".
Shift in focus
Although Anton Vereshchagin initially intended to open 247exchange in the Russian market, the changing regulations meant that InterMoneyExchange Corp shifted its focus to Europe late last year.
The company recently added Sofort Banking as a payment method, allowing consumers in 10 European countries to purchase bitcoin.
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