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So imagine that I have 200 USD on my credit card balance from a bunch of small purchases and bar drinks and tips that I want to pay using bitcoins.

I know that I can but gift cards from gyft or do online purchases using joinsnapcard. But If I invite a round on my local non-bitcoin-friendly bar, I want to pay with bitcoin anyways (even I I use credit card system as proxy)

Is there any service that does that for me?

Edit 2017-07-27: There is a debit card that can be funded with Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin (via Coinbase) called ShiftCard https://www.shiftpayments.com/

Thanks, Nico

  • So you want someone to sell the bitcoin for you then send out a check to your card company? Why wouldn't you do it yourself? It's only a few steps. – frеdsbend Mar 10 '14 at 15:58
  • This might be able to handle it. There might be other similar services, too. – frеdsbend Mar 10 '14 at 17:37
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If you live in the states the only service that comes close to this would be

https://www.xmlgold.eu/ - you can even order a pre-paid credit card that you are able to top up with bitcoins.

https://www.okpay.com/en/index.html - Okpay used to offer the same service but due to regulatory reasons they have ceased offering thier services to US citizens.

The only other way I can think of to do this would be to use http://bitcoin-otc.com/ here you can see if you can find anyone willing to pay off your credit card for bitcoins. Its kind of like online trading pit. Hope this helps.

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  • Thanks for the answer, xmlgold.eu service is new to me. about "anyone willing to pay off your credit card for bitcoins," I should only give them my credit card number right? how would they pay? – nicocesar Mar 13 '14 at 19:40
  • UPDATE now xmlgold.eu says "Country restriction: We do not serve customers from USA, please accept our apologies." Any idea why? any other service? – nicocesar Dec 19 '14 at 23:12
  • Lately it is observed that the Crypt Currency is used for malicious purposes, so countries have started banning the services to reduce similar usage in their country. – MarmiK Jan 19 '15 at 7:07
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talk has been appearing lately of PayPal considering to accept Bitcoin. That would give you a somewhat direct interchange between the "two worlds" though at rather considerable cost (PayPal commissions, their outrageous bid/ask spreads, plus fixed base-fee)...

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For Canadian credit cards, you can use the service of YesToBitcoins.com, although it supports credit cards only, so no prepaid credit cards.

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  • This looks like a valid solution, but the site doesn't do a great job of explaining themselves (their explainer videos are worthless), and neither does your answer. Perhaps you could edit your answer to give a better explanation about what this service does and how it solves the OP's problem. – Jestin Jul 26 '17 at 14:42

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