We’re very excited to make bitcoin purchases faster and easier. Today we’re launching a new Coinbase product (in beta) to users in the United States: Buy bitcoin instantly with debit cards. Since there are over 5.2B debit cards in circulation, we’re confident this capability will make it significantly easier both for new users to get their first bitcoin, and for existing users to get bitcoin quickly.
Note that we are launching this feature to 1% of U.S. customers today, and plan to roll it out slowly to 100% over the coming months. Users with this feature enabled can add a debit card by going to the payment methods page on Coinbase.com, or through the payment method option under settings in our iOS and Android apps. Once a debit card has been added, users can then go to the buy page, and instantly buy bitcoin. If you don’t yet have a Coinbase account, sign up here, and we’ll notify you via email as soon as this product is available for you.
Note: For our European users, Coinbase already offers the ability to buy bitcoin with debit/credit cards.