ShapeShift.io, an instant exchange for Bitcoin and other blockchain tokens, has developed an API integration with Wirex, a provider of debit cards for cryptocurrency. Today’s integration means Wirex users can fund their Mastercard debit cards with Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and dozens of other leading blockchain assets instantly.
Wirex, which is known for offering a suite of personal banking solutions for Bitcoin users, initially released its Bitcoin debit card to enable everyday purchases from coffee to groceries or even the withdrawal of cash from an ATM.
“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,” says Wirex co-founder Pavel Matveev. “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.”
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. It has experienced amazing growth in user adoption over the last year according to data the firm has released.
“Wirex renders banks wholly unnecessary. With cryptocurrency and an easy mobile app, one can avoid banks and still pay for things anywhere,” said ShapeShift founder and CEO, Erik Voorhees. “We are thrilled to have their services integrated with our API to expand their customer’s funding options.”