Coinbase has announced that its customers across 26 countries [in Europe] can buy Bitcoin “instantly” starting today, reported CoinDesk.
According to a Coinbase blog post, customers in 26 European countries can now buy Bitcoin “instantly” with 3D Secure-enabled credit and debit cards.
Previously, the “instant” purchase option was available only to the holders of US-based Visa and Mastercard credit cards, with the European users having the only option of topping up their accounts via bank transfers, which cannot be used for “instant” purchase.
Last month, Coinbase launched the “instant” feature for its customers in the UK and Spain.
Explaining how one can get started, the blog post says, “New users can sign up for an account and existing users can sign in, visit the payments method page and click “Add Credit / Debit Card.”
Once added, the payment method can be selected on the buy page to “instantly” purchase Bitcoin in pound sterling or euro.
The blog post adds, “Since credit and debit cards will not require a customer to pre-fund their Coinbase account with a bank transfer, customers can