The Dash Treasury has funded 3 different debit cards none of which are currently available to residents of the United States.

TenX card

Dash Debit Card ready by Mid-April  Owner: julianhosp (added on 2017-03-29) 305 DASH ($84.26/D) approximately $25,700 at date added. Votes: 773 Yes / 118 No / 40 Abstain.  The pre-proposal thread.  This has been previously covered on DFN TenX Dash Debit Card Slipping Dates and TenX Debuts New Dash Debit Card.

The current status is still that the card is in “limited release” for Dash and should be available in the US some time before the end of this year.

DashPay Card

DASHPayCard – DASH Branded Debit Card + Fiat/Dash Integration
Owner: CharlieShrem  450 DASH (added on 2017-03-16) Votes:1343 Yes / 64 No / 11 Abstain

In the Dash Forum Pre-proposal discussion Charlie said:

I’m asking for 450 DASH which will cover a 3 month budget

The costs will cover the following:
– Initial 1 time card program fee is 150 DASH
– Development costs and maintenance 75 DASH per month.
– Customer support is 25 DASH per month.

I estimate that I can get the cards into your hands in 3 months. After that, I can do a 6 months to 1 year proposal for program maintenance.
– I will also provide weekly status updates.

For a video update on this card go to the DFN article Charlie Shrem answers 14 questions about the NEW Dash Pay Card!

This “long awaited” card was last promised to be available by the end of August.  That date has past with no further updates.  To be kind Mr Shrem has not provided the level of status updates he promised.  That is troubling since he had overwhelming support by the masternode owners based on his reputation.

              Payza

The “Charlie Shrem Card” is to be built on the Payza Processing system.  They also offer their own debit card.  It is available in the US – at this point it seems to be the only one you can order for delivery in the United States.  There are a lot of fees.

The card itself cost $19.95 delivered in the US.  You can use Dash to pay for it but you have to load Dash into your “wallet” which auto converts it into USD.  I loaded some Dash to see how that worked.  I was not happy to see I lost 12% from when I sent it to what the balance I got after it was loaded / converted to USD.

To get my money out I will have to convert to Bitcoin and wait “3 to 5 business days.”  In other words I just wasted most of my $25 in Dash.

Spectrocoin

This is a proposal from March 2016.  It apparently was successfully completed and Dash can be used with the card though the focus is Bitcoin.

Dash Debit Card integration to SpectroCoin.com
Owner: VytautasK  950 DASH (added on 2016-03-20) Votes:1222 Yes / 303 No / 0 Abstain

This proposal is to suggest issuing of DASH debit card by integration of DASH to SpectroCoin.com wallet. The card will be both physical and virtual and will let DASH users to spend their holdings everywhere where MasterCard or Visa is accepted. We are managing the wallet since 2013 and we have been issuing debit cards for bitcoin users for more than a year. On top of this the integration would mean that DASH users will be able to exchange DASH to fiat, buy DASH, pay with DASH at our payment processor, so merchants could receive fiat as well as use Drupal, Magento, opencart, PrestaShop, WHMCS plug-ins.

Unfortunately the card is not available in the US and if you can find the word “Dash” on their website you are lucky.  Their twitter person assured me they use Dash but not for me in Florida.

Other Dash Debit Cards

Dash Force News has a page devoted to Dash debit cards.

The short version is none are available in the US … thanks Federal Government you are really serving your citizens well protecting us from … something I guess … oh yeah moving our money out of the US banking system and the watchful eye of the IRS.

Shakepay

ShakePay to Cancel Cards from Many Countries, More Dash Card Options Needed this DFN article from Aug 28th says it all.  A previous article reviewed how the card worked.

Wirex

Wirex Altcoin Cards

The Wirex wallet has an added benefit of allowing Altcoin to be held for future conversion to Bitcoin. That means that Wirex cardholders can now accept a variety of Altcoin payments: ether, litecoin, monero, lisk, ripple, dash, DAO as well as many others.


No United States users wanted here ;-(

Bitwala

Again no USA users welcome.

Uquid

Dash Debit Card allows you to pay, simply and securely, in person, online, over the phone or through the mail. UQUID account help you loading money into your card, keep track of your spending and  balance.

  • Dash Debit Card can be used whether you’re home or away, at any time of day or night, so there’s no need for cash.
  •  Wherever you use Dash Debit Card, you are fully protected. If, for example, you’re unfortunate enough to book a holiday with an airline or travel agent that becomes insolvent, you’ll generally get your money back. Similarly, if you order something that is not delivered, not as described, or arrives faulty or damaged, you’ll receive a full refund.
  • It’s a safe, secure way to pay, backed up by proven security technologies like Verified by Visa and Chip and PIN
  • It’s more versatile than cash, and if you lose it, you can order a replacement
  • As millions of Visa customers around the world have found, you can easily use Dash Debit Card everyday, everywhere, for everything.

Unfortunately, they are not able to ship Uquid Visa Cards to users who reside in the following countries …. correct the United States is on that list.

Conclusion

Some of the features offered by these cards would be great to have for those of us that are still “banked.”  Being able to move “effortlessly” from fiat to crypto / into or out of a checking account / use an ATM to get fiat and all with reasonable costs would be nice.  But we can’t rely on the existing system with its special interests.  We need to continue to build new and better solutions using Dash.

 

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