A few weeks after launching Crypterium Card VISA Edition, we asked some of our customers to share their experiences with this brand new payment solution for digital assets. Today, we’re kicking off a short series of community stories with Diego — a 27-y.o. developer from Barcelona.
Living by the beach is a dream for many. For Diego, that’s everyday life. Lucky, right? But despite his young age, Diego has made a long way to be where he is today. Born in Colombia, his family relocated to Spain when Diego was just ten years old.
Having a hard time adapting to the new environment, this vibrant boy found in computers a way to channel his emotions and develop exciting new knowledge. By the time he turned eighteen, Diego had landed his very first client as a freelance web developer. Interestingly, this also led to his first contact with digital assets. The client was based in Germany and offered Diego the option to get paid instantly with Bitcoin. While Diego didn’t know much about digital currencies, he liked the fact that it was all done electronically and in a matter of seconds.
Easy to get, difficult to spend
From that day on, Diego has not only increased the number of clients but also his billings. And yes, he has kept accepting payments in digital currencies. Initially, he had opened a cryptocurrency wallet with a Europe-only provider that offered a bank withdrawal option.
“When I started accepting cryptocurrencies back in 2014, I had one or two clients. Transactions were pretty small too and therefore I wasn’t paying much attention to fees or caring about the timing.
Today, it’s a totally different story. I am currently handling over ten clients simultaneously and need to access funds with greater flexibility. I simply cannot wait for several days, answer the numerous calls from the bank, and pay ridiculously high fees.”
As the business grew, Diego realized bank withdrawals were no longer an option and decided to explore other options out there. In 2020, he came across Crypterium Card. A free, transparent, and secure VISA payment card that he could load instantly with multiple digital assets, and manage seamlessly from an award-winning mobile app. Yes, it was love at first sight.
“Despite being a developer, I consider myself someone with a sense of style. And the Crypterium Card caught my attention from minute one. Apart from that, it offered everything I was looking for… A simple way to spend my digital assets and withdrawing cash from ATMs without waiting for days, paying filthy fees, or getting in trouble with the bank.”
Crypterium Card VISA Edition is designed with users in mind. Applying for the card takes only a few minutes, and it’s all done via Crypterium Wallet. No bank branches, no phone calls. A smooth process for smooth paying experiences. That’s what we aim for…
And if that isn’t cool enough, here’s the best part: Crypterium Card is absolutely free, meaning you only have to pay for delivery (14.99 EUR). Oh, and if you top it up with over 299 EUR in a single month, you skip the monthly maintenance of 2.99 EUR.
Aside from high spending and withdrawal limits (10.000 EUR/mo & 2.500 EUR/mo, respectively), Diego’s favourite thing about his Crypterium Card VISA Edition is compatibility with Apple Pay — one of the most popular mobile-based payment systems to date.
“Barcelona is a great city to walk in. And that’s precisely why I like keeping things light. The fewer things I carry with myself, the better. I have connected my Crypterium Card to Apple Pay and don’t need to carry a wallet at all. It’s also great because I can use it for most online shops with Apple Pay checkout,” said Diego.
When asked about money management, Diego told us that Crypterium Card makes it really easy to stay on top of his expenses thanks to easy-to-understand transaction history. “All expenses present clear dates and even logos, making it really easy and fast to know how much I spent and on which categories,” he said.
Diego is already loving his Crypterium Card and so can you. You’re one click away, literally.