We’re excited to announce support for buying bitcoin with 3D Secure-enabled credit and debit cards for users located in 26 countries in Europe. Last month we launched this feature for users located in the UK and Spain, and today we are extending it across Europe.
To get started, 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 you have added an eligible card, you will be able to select this payment method from the buy page to instantly purchase bitcoin in GBP or EUR. Since credit and debit cards will not require a customer to pre-fund their Coinbase account with a bank transfer, customers can now receive bitcoin much faster.
How do I know if my credit card supports 3D Secure?
3D Secure enables two-factor authentication for making purchases with a credit or debit card. 3D Secure is supported by most banks in Europe and the UK. You can contact your bank to determine if your card supports 3D Secure, or simply try adding it to your Coinbase account. You will get an error message if your card does not support 3D Secure.