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Now every Australian business accepts bitcoin

Today we’re pleased to announce the general release of CoinJar Swipe, Australia’s first bitcoin debit card. With Swipe, you can spend your bitcoin anywhere that accepts EFTPOS and withdraw your bitcoin as cash at any ATM in Australia.

CoinJar Swipe is convenient, easy to use, and built so you can use your bitcoin to pay for the everyday things, like your morning coffee and the bills. If you live in Australia and have a verified identity, sign in and order your first bitcoin debit card.

Order CoinJar Swipe

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  • To order, there is a one time fee of $29.
  • To be eligible for CoinJar Swipe, you must be a verified CoinJar user.
    Not verified? Visit our identity verification portal.
  • Once ordered, your card will be delivered within 7-10 business days.
  • For more detailed information visit support.

Last year in September, we invited 100 members of our early access program, CoinJar DNA, to beta-test Swipe. It was well-received and using the beta-test feedback, our team was able to refine and improve Swipe for you today.

Here’s what our beta-testers thought of Swipe:

“With Swipe, I can now use Bitcoin to buy just about anything. The other day, I went out to the local Woolies and bought my lunch with bitcoin. Really, at the end of the day, I want to do everything that I already do with other currency, plus more with Bitcoin.”
Prashan Paramanathan, CEO,

“I do like the fact that I can load my BTC onto the card and access the money immediately, as opposed to waiting for the obligatory 2 banking days to receive funds in my bank account. The process was pretty straightforward, receiving the card, activating it, loading money onto it, using the card to buy groceries.  All very easy. It’s definitely a step in the right direction to make Bitcoin more accessible for the masses.”
Daniel, DNA member

“Seeing it used in such a mundane context made it feel so real, and I started feeling really excited about the possibilities in this space.” 
Anthony, DNA member

“My favourite moment of using Swipe would be the time I ordered a meal and had my bank keycard fail. It would’ve been awkward had my Swipe not come to save the day.”
Gerard, DNA member

We look forward to hearing what you think of CoinJar Swipe. Share your feedback with us on Twitter or send us a support request.


Order CoinJar Swipe

For more information, including the Product Disclosure Statement and the fee schedule for this product, visit our Support Knowledge Base article.

5 bitcoin deals for $5

Bitcoin deals from Sam

samFinding new places that accept bitcoin is exciting. Finding they offer you a bitcoin-only discount is even better. I’ve put together 5 things that you can buy with $5 worth of bitcoin. Discover some great deals and support these merchants who are supporting the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Phone Cases at Millennius

Phone Case (2)I prefer to think of a phone case as a case for your mobile wallet. However you want to look at it, having a good case for your phone matters.

Millennius are running a $5 promotion with some cool phone cases as well as some other neat little knick-knacks and gadgets.

Start bargain hunting here.

Incense at Hippies Hope Shop

incense (2)Incense is the key to a happy home. These guys offer a lovely range of incense packs for $5.

They are a socially responsible store who provide a meal to a homeless shelter for every product they sell. Use the code “CoinJar” to get a 10% discount.

Make your home smell nice today.

Hosting at Serveraurus

Untitled-1 (1)Serversaurus are offering a web hosting starter pack with 500MB storage for under five dollars a month. They’re also giving a 20% discount if you use the discount code “COINJAR”.

Serversaurus donate 1% of their profits to environmental causes, are completely carbon neutral, and will plant a tree for every Facebook like they get!

Try out out their hosting here.

Badges at PolyEster Books

Untitled-2 (1)Polyester is an iconic Melbourne underground book store, stocking books you won’t find on eBay, Amazon or your local library.

They also offer a range of funky badges for $2.50 so go have a browse and walk out with a piece of Melbourne’s history.

Have a browse.

Sim Adapter from Project Grey

simadapter (2)A sim adapter from Project Grey makes it possible to convert your sim from nano to micro to standard. This is great for swapping phones your sim between phones which take different sizes.

Project Grey are also offering a site-wide 15% discount for all CoinJar customers using the discount code “COINJAR”.

Get your sim adapter here.

So go do some retail therapy, support some merchants and take a few mBTC out for a spin.