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Japan's first credit card that earns bitcoins, the bitFlyer Credit Card, is now available!

bitFlyerが日本初となるビットコインが貯まるクレジットカード「bitFlyer クレカ」発行開始!

bitFlyer Inc. operates the bitFlyer cryptocurrency exchange (virtual currency) exchange, which shares the same name as the company, and has been Japan's No. 1 bitcoin trader for five consecutive years.
Such bitFlyer has announced Japan's first "bitFlyer Credit Card" that allows users to accumulate bitcoins.
The issuing company is APlus Corporation, a member of the Shinsei Bank Group, which issues the League of Legends credit card and is well known in the e-sports industry.


Features of the "bitFlyer Credit Card

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The bitFlyer Credit Card is designed to automatically accumulate bitcoins based on the amount you spend by using it for shopping and paying utility bills.
The accumulated bitcoins can be sold on bitFlyer, but it is unclear whether the profit from the sale will be considered miscellaneous income.

For those who already own bitcoins, and even for those who are interested but not sure about buying bitcoins, the fact that points can be automatically accumulated through credit card payments is a good chance to start casually.

It would be interesting to be able to use bitcoin to pay for credit cards, but it will probably be difficult for a while because of the complexities of financial and tax laws.

The international card brand is Mastercard, which is familiar with eSports, and Mastercard can be used on all major gaming platforms, and there are more and more services that allow you to purchase NFT with a credit card, so bitFlyer + bitFlyer How about building a comfortable gaming life with bitFlyer + bitFlyer credit card + NFT games?


There are two types of "bitFlyer Credit Cards": Standard and Platinum.

「There are two types of "bitFlyer Credit Card": the Standard Card and the Platinum Card.
The platinum card incurs an annual fee, but offers various health benefits and a higher rate of points.
Details are as follows.

Card Name bitFlyer Credit Card bitFlyer Platinum Card
Type Standard card Platinum card
Brand Mastercard Mastercard
Point return rate Normally 0.5%

During the campaign 2.0%
Normally 1.0%

During the campaign 2.5%
First year annual membership fee Free Free
Annual membership fee after the second year Free 16,500 JPY (tax included)
No annual fee for the next year if you spend more than 1.5 million yen (including tax) per year on card shopping.
Ancillary Services Card theft and loss compensation Card theft and loss compensation
Travel accident insurance
Shopping guardian insurance
Airport lounge service
Mastercard Taste of Premium
*Discount on fine dining and services for business and travel

As you can see in the details, there is a campaign to celebrate the launch of the service.
There are two campaigns: one is to give away 500 yen worth of bitcoins to 6,000 people who have completed the issuance of a bitFlyer Credit Card (4,000 more people will be added to the total of 10,000 since the number of 6,000 has been reached), and the other is to add 1.5% points to the amount spent on shopping during the campaign period.
For more details, please check "bitFlyer Credit Card" campaign page. Let's check it out.


Sorry, this article is only available in Japanese. at the moment.

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