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August 14, 2014

Shift Payment developing debit card to bridge gap between virtual and real currency

Shift Payment is testing a debit card that will enable users to pay in bitcoin and ripple.

By Verdict Staff

Shift Payment is testing a debit card that will enable users to pay in bitcoin and ripple.

In future the card will allow transaction through real money. The card is expected to work online and offline, and can be used for international payment.

Shift debit card will be accompanied by a mobile app that will facilitate switching between the payment sources as well as track the transactions.

The company is reportedly working on another payment processor to help it authorise the digital currency transactions with Shift’s assistance for the money to be moved from the account.

Shift Payment co-founder Meg Nakamura told Tech Crunch: "We learned very quickly that no bank here in the US is willing to take that leap and actually support something like this. They were just too nervous and no one was willing to take that reputational risk."

"US banks are engaged and excited about the technology and its potential. They’re watching regulatory direction closely."

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