Is there a way to pay my credit card balance with bitcoins?

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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

nicocesar

Posted 2014-03-10T14:57:39.403

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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 – 2014-03-10T15:58:28.617

This might be able to handle it. There might be other similar services, too. – frеdsbend – 2014-03-10T17:37:56.680

Answers

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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.

hafnero

Posted 2014-03-10T14:57:39.403

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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 – 2014-03-13T19:40:17.360

UPDATE now https://www.xmlgold.eu/ says "Country restriction: We do not serve customers from USA, please accept our apologies." Any idea why? any other service?

– nicocesar – 2014-12-19T23:12:08.193

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 – 2015-01-19T07:07:19.500

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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)...

marquix

Posted 2014-03-10T14:57:39.403

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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.

Darwin

Posted 2014-03-10T14:57:39.403

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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 – 2017-07-26T14:42:36.937