If you’re looking for a safe and simple way to buy cryptocurrency with a prepaid debit card or gift 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 how to buy crypto online or in the BitPay Wallet app.
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.
Buying crypto with a prepaid card online at BitPay.com
Step 1: Choose your crypto
Visit BitPay's buy crypto page. Select from the top cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Polygon and tons more. Enter the amount of crypto you’d like to buy. There is a $50 minimum on all buys.
Step 2: Send to any wallet
Enter the address where you’d like to receive your crypto. You can send your crypto to nearly any wallet as long as you know your address. If you don't already have a self-custody wallet, or would like to store your crypto in a new wallet, you may use BitPay’s non-custodial wallet.
Step 3: Pay with prepaid card and receive your crypto
Choose the best rate and enter your prepaid debit card details to complete the order. Your crypto will be sent to your wallet address and available to use near-instantly.
Note: Not all BitPay partners accept prepaid debit cards. For best results, select rates provided by Simplex.
Buying crypto with a prepaid card in the BitPay app
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.
Which cryptocurrencies can I buy with a prepaid debit card via BitPay?
Through the BitPay app or website, you can buy more than a dozen top cryptocurrencies and stablecoins with prepaid Mastercard or Visa debit cards.
- Buy Bitcoin (BTC)
- Buy Ethereum (ETH)
- Buy Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
- Buy Dogecoin (DOGE)
- Buy Shiba Inu Coin (SHIB)
- Buy Litecoin (LTC)
- Buy ApeCoin (APE)
- Buy Dai (DAI)
- Buy Binance USD (BUSD)
- Buy USD Coin (USDC)
- Buy Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC)
- Buy Pax Dollar (USDP)
- Buy Gemini Dollar (GUSD)
Benefits of buying with BitPay
Using BitPay, you can trust that your transactions will be completed securely and with as few fees as possible.
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.
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.