Many of our clients support the growing crypto-economy in different ways and hold a variety of different Altcoins including Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Zcash, Monero and many more. While building the ability to accept all these coins directly is not possible at this time, we do have a very easy to use shapeshift integration built in. Using Shapeshift.io allows you to quickly exchange over 40+ coins into any of the 3 built-in coins Coincards.ca accepts natively.
We are a small team at Coincards, but we are growing rapidly in order volume and the number of Canadians we get to help every day. Last week we asked our customers to provide us with some feedback so that we could make sure that our team’s best efforts are focused on moving in the right direction.
We received an overwhelming response rate, with 94.3% of responses being positive, but we really would like to hit 100% or as close to it as possible.
Order fulfillment is, of course, our main function and our #1 priority. Coincards is investing heavily in the coming months to making the ordering process as seamless as possible and we are very excited for the things we have planned.
In response to your feedback, we would like to present to you the “State of Coincards” report/post to let everyone know where we are at and where we will be focusing efforts.
We have always strived to be part of the most cutting-edge technologies in cryptocurrency, including the newest and highly anticipated Bitcoin Lightning Network. We are extremely pleased to announce that thanks to the talented and driven team of BTCpay, Coincards.ca is now Bitcoin Lightning Network Enabled!
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been accepting $0.01 Lightning test payments, and due to the great success that we have experienced, we are now confident in opening up $25 gift card purchases using the Bitcoin Lightning Network!
Exchange 40+ Altcoins for Gift Cards with the Click of a Button!
It has always been our mission to make it as easy as possible for Canadians to exchange their cryptocurrency for gift cards that can be used for everyday products and services.
When the Bitcoin network was slower and congested, an alternative was needed, and we integrated Litecoin. But it was always on our roadmap to bring back the ability to transact with Ether & Altcoins directly on our site. Thanks to the wonderful developers of BTCpay we now can offer just that. With the integration of ShapeShift into BTCpay, you can now pay your Coincards.ca invoices with more than 40 altcoins supported by ShapeShift.
And Then There Was Litecoin
At the end of December 2017, Coincards.ca shut down temporarily in order to re-vamp our site and implement much needed improvements. One of the major improvements that we worked toward was the implementation of Litecoin as a direct payment method, which was driven by the high transaction fees and congestion facing the Bitcoin network. Our users rallied in their requests for direct Litecoin integration, and as always we made it a priority to make our user experience as awesome as possible.
Litecoin does NOT replace Bitcoin on our site, however simply allows users more choice!
Thank you to everyone for your patience, understanding and support during this process. We hope that you are just as excited about this new development as we are, and that it enables all of our users to enjoy a faster and more cost effective experience with us.
Next on our roadmap of improvements are (1) Integration of a payment processor for altcoins, and (2) Implementation of the Lightning Network, which we feel will really take us to the next level!
New Site Launched!
Welcome to the Coincards.ca new site, We have taken some much needed time to revamp our site to be able to serve our customers better.
Please note, legacy Coincards.ca accounts will not be accessible and we ask you recreate your account on Coincards.ca.