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Binance Now Allows You to Buy Bitcoin and Three Major Altcoins with Credit Card

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    Binance is determined to prove who’s the number one exchange on the block by debuting credit and debit card payments

Binance Now Allows You to Buy Bitcoin and Three Major Altcoins with Credit Card
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For those who are only dipping their toes into the cryptocurrency space, Binance can now serve as an entry-level option. The biggest exchange in the world by daily trading volume has just enabled credit and debit card payments for Bitcoin and three major altcoins – Ethereum (ETH), XRP (XRP), and Litecoin (LTC).

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Fast and cheap payments?   

The exchange’s press release states that the addition of the new payment option was possible because of a partnership with an Israel-based startup called Simplex. Cryptocurrency exchanges that collaborate with Simplex can seamlessly purchase digital assets via credit card.

The transactions will be conducted within minutes with a 3.5 percent fee. Both Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the exchange. Not all users, however, were delighted, with some complaining about high fees.

A blow to Coinbase

Binance users are now able to purchase XRP on the Binance exchange with fiat money, while Coinbase has yet to embrace the second biggest currency. Earlier, Binance also listed XRP as a base pair.

Coinbase remains the most popular exchange both with desktop and mobile users, but Binance’s foray into the fiat niche could put an end to its dominance. On Jan. 16, Binance also launched its EUR/GBP fiat exchange.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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