Coinbase’s Visa debit card adds support for DAI stablecoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s Visa debit card offering has added support for ethereum-based DAI stablecoin.

Announcing the news Friday, Coinbase Card said DAI is the first stablecoin added to its offering. The debit card, launched this April, allows customers in the UK and EU to spend their cryptocurrencies directly from their Coinbase accounts.

Just last month, Coinbase Card added support for four crypto assets - Brave browser’s basic attention token (BAT), Augur (REP), Stellar (XLM) and 0x (ZRX). It also supports bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC).

JD Millwood, head of marketing at Coinbase UK, recently said that the debit card offering “has helped tens of thousands of users spend their crypto as easily as the money in their bank accounts. With Christmas approaching, the demand for Coinbase Card will be will higher than ever.”

Last month, Coinbase Card also expanded its reach to ten new countries in Europe, bringing the total to 29. The newly supported countries are Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Romania, and Sweden.

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