It’s here: we’re rolling out the ability to buy bitcoin from your Blockchain Wallet

Earlier today, we announced a partnership with Coinify that will allow our users in Europe to, for the first time ever, seamlessly and expediently fund their Blockchain wallets without compromising user security or control. This partnership will make our wallet infinitely more user friendly and, ultimately, more accessible for the mass market.

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Acquiring bitcoin and other digital currencies has, historically, been a difficult, slow, and risky process – hampered by high fees, long settlement delays, untrustworthy service providers, and opaque identity verification procedures. The Blockchain-Coinify integration will eliminate this friction, enabling near instantaneous wallet funding via credit and debit cards inside a single user interface.

Users will also be able to purchase bitcoin directly from their bank accounts, although wallet funding through this channel will only happen as fast (or as slow) as the bank transfers themselves are able to settle.

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At Blockchain, we are on a mission to build an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time. In order to realize that vision, Blockchain is focused on building a series of localized onramps into our wallet that will make the acquisition of digital cash fast, easy and inexpensive for both banked and unbanked consumers across the globe.

Credit: Naked Capitalism

6 Comments

  1. Will sell btc be a part of it too?

  2. Hi Kim! Selling BTC isn’t currently available, but we do plan on integrating it in the future. Thanks for your question!

  3. kevinfromdavis

    As a former user of Coinbase and Circle (former as in banned for life without warning for sending coins to a localbitcoins.com wallet) I hope this will come to the US soon. There really are no other good options here.

  4. Thanks for your feedback, Kevin! We’re very excited to be rolling this feature out and will keep everyone updated when it becomes available for new regions.

  5. This is great, would it be possible to sign up for alerts as this roll out in different countries in Europe?

  6. Hi Arvid! Thank you for the feedback. You can always subscribe to our blog for updates by entering your email address at the very bottom of the page. That way you’ll receive an email when a new post is published. You’re also welcome to follow us on Facebook and / or Twitter, since we’ll also share updates there as we roll out to new countries.

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