If you’re looking for a safe and simple way to buy cryptocurrency with a prepaid debit card, you’re in luck. There are a number of flexible and convenient options for adding to your crypto holdings using a prepaid Visa or Mastercard through BitPay. Read on to learn more.


How to buy crypto with a prepaid debit card

Buying crypto with a prepaid debit card with BitPay is easy, and takes just a few minutes.

Step 1: Get the app

Download the BitPay app from your preferred app store, or scan the QR code below.


Step 2: Tap “Buy Crypto”

Tap the "Buy Crypto" button on the app’s home screen to buy crypto with a prepaid debit card. Your options are plentiful: BitPay supports more than a dozen of the most popular cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.

Step 3: Choose your amount and the cryptocurrency you wish to purchase

Enter the amount you’d like to convert to crypto, and the coin you want to convert.

Step 4: Choose Debit Card as your payment method

Make sure to check that  the remaining card balance is enough to cover the purchase price + any fees.

Step 5: Review and chose your offers

BitPay partners with Simplex and Wyre to ensure you’ll always get the best possible rates, with no hidden fees or excessive markups. Choose the best offer available for you, and you’ll be automatically taken to one of our partner sites to enter your prepaid card details and complete the transaction.

Note: Simplex accepts some prepaid or virtual debit cards, but Wyre does not. If you receive an error during your transaction, your prepaid debit card may not be accepted.

Which cryptocurrencies can I buy with a prepaid debit card via BitPay?

Through the BitPay app, you can buy more than a dozen top cryptocurrencies and stablecoins with prepaid Mastercard or Visa debit cards.

Benefits of buying with BitPay

Using BitPay, you can trust that your transactions will be completed securely and with as few fees as possible.

Fast transactions

BitPay does away with long wait times to get your purchased crypto.

Excellent rates, with no hidden fees

BitPay’s partnerships allow us to offer users the best possible exchange rates, and never any hidden fees, annual costs or additional mark-up. The price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay, every time.

Safe and secure

The BitPay Wallet is non-custodial, meaning you’ll never have to entrust any third party with your crypto keys.

Convenient asset management

After purchasing crypto with a prepaid debit card, you’ll be able to store, swap and spend right from the BitPay app. View and control your holdings all from one easy-to-use interface.

What to do with your crypto after buying with a debit card

Once you’ve obtained your Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency, you’re free to hold, swap or spend as you see fit. The BitPay app gives you total control over all of your assets, making it easy to:

Hold and store securely

Keep your crypto assets safe and secure in an easy-to-use, non-custodial crypto wallet. You can even import additional wallets from top exchanges and manage them all from one place.

Swap coins

Easily exchange one digital asset for another in the BitPay app. Swap Bitcoin for Ethereum, Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash and many other top cryptocurrencies.

Spend your crypto

You can also spend your holdings right from the app, either by connecting your wallet to a merchant that accepts crypto payments or buying gift cards with crypto from some of your favorite brands. Check out our Merchant Directory for a searchable list of businesses that accept crypto payments through BitPay.


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