Cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift.io has announced an API integration with Wirex, a provider of debit cards for digital currency, which will allow Wirex users to fund their debit cards using digital currencies.
The integration will allow Wirex users to fund their MasterCard debit cards with Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and two-dozen other digital currencies.
Initially, Wirex launched its Bitcoin debit card to enable every-day purchases or even the withdraw of funds from an ATM.
The company also offers various other payment processing solutions including an account that, which enables users to pay with both cryptocurrencies and traditional currencies.
Wirex co-founder Pavel Matveev said: “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.
“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.”
ShapeShift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees said: “Wirex renders banks wholly unnecessary. With cryptocurrency and an easy mobile app, one can avoid banks and still pay for things anywhere. We are thrilled to have their services integrated with our API to expand their customer’s funding options.”
Wirex services support more than 130 nations and cards in three local currencies including US Dollar, Euro and British Pound.