20 Aug '12, 7am

BitInstant is Taking Bitcoin to the Next Level with Credit and Debit Cards

The Bitcoin currency system is going through an identity crisis right now. The Bitcoin vs. dollar value is not stable, their flagship trading-platform Bitcoinica is under investigation for lax security and there have been two major hacking attempts targeted at the Bitcoin currency system. In the midst of all the chaos, BitInstant, a Bitcoin transfer service has announced its plans for releasing Bitcoin powered debit and credit cards. BitInstant is extremely popular for its speed of fund transfer between Bitcoin exchanges. It can shave hours off the transfer time, but the real prize with BitInstant is the speed with which they realize cash deposits. With BitInstant, you can buy Bitcoins in under an hour. Recently, the co-founder and CEO of BitInstant, Charlie Shrem announced on their IRC channel that they have plans to release Credit Cards and Debit Cards based on the Bitco...

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