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latest release: 2.6.3 ( 13th August 2021 ) last analysed  1st October 2021 Not a wallet 
4 ★★★★★
12th April 2019

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The Analysis 

(Analysis from Android review)

Bitsa is a debit card provider that allows users to withdraw fiat from ATM machines. The app can also be used for fiat transfers and payments. Its relation to cryptocurrencies is that it allows top-ups from cryptocurrencies and converts these into fiat cash to be withdrawn or used in electronic payments.

The zendesk article “In a recharge with cryptocurrencies, why doesn’t the money from my wallet reach my card?” is informative:

One of the options to reload our card is to use cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. The process is very simple and consists of selecting that payment method in the top-up section of the Bitsa app.

Don’t forget that the card doesn’t have a wallet associated with it. The card contains euros for its use and is not linked to any cryptocurrency. We take care, through an automated gateway, to convert your cryptocurrencies into euros and thus recharge, transparently, your Bitsa card.

This is not a bitcoin wallet.


Verdict Explained

This appears to not be a product to receive and send money.

As part of our Methodology, we ask:

Is it a wallet? If not, we tag it No Wallet 

If it’s called “wallet” but is actually only a portfolio tracker, we don’t look any deeper, assuming it is not meant to control funds. What has no funds, can’t lose your coins. It might still leak your financial history!

If you can “have” bitcoins in it but not actually receive or send them, then what really happens is that you can get exposure to the Bitcoin exchange rate but we still don’t consider it a wallet.