Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday its Visa debit card is to launch in six more European countries after debuting in the U.K. in April.
The card allows users with Coinbase accounts to spend cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin in stores and online at any merchant that accepts Visa.
Coinbase U.K. CEO Zeeshan Feroz told in an interview the goal of the card is to make payments with digital currencies as seamless as paying with cash.
“You can buy groceries on bitcoin and then coffee on litecoin right after,” he said.
As of Wednesday, the “Coinbase Card” will be available in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands. Feroz said the card has seen “extremely strong take-up” since it launched in the U.K. in mid-April.
The card comes in a mobile app and syncs directly with Coinbase accounts. It is also available as a physical contactless card that can be used to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Users can decide which cryptocurrency they would like to use to make a payment in the mobile app. Rather than paying retailers directly with crypto, Coinbase charges users a fee to convert fiat money, like the euro, into a digital currency.
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