Coinbase has announced customers across 26 countries can buy bitcoin "instantly" from today.
In a blog post, the company stated:
3D Secure protocol, which requires users to verify their identity via password, is supported by most banks in Europe. While instant, Coinbase will charge a 3% 'convenience fee' for the faster service.
Currently only Visa, Mastercard and Maestro cards are accepted, while all purchases must be over £1, according to the company's website.
More countries added
The two new additions come as the exchange continues its march across Europe. The exchange, which began expanding in the region last September, has now made good on its pledge to service 30 countries by 2016.
In addition, the company has so far added 36 US states – the most recent being South Dakota yesterday.
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