Crypto.com has taken the world by storm. Whether it’s their high-profile sporting sponsorships, well-renowned crypto token or their VISA crypto cards, they’ve been hard to miss in the last few years. The truth is, Crypto.com is far more than a crypto exchange. It offers a range of incredible benefits and features for users to enjoy. This guide covers the various Visa debit cards offered by Crypto.com that allow users to purchase goods and services using their crypto holdings and the several benefits users can unlock by using the card.
Read on to find out more about the Crypto.com card tiers, benefits, rewards, fees and more.
What is the Crypto.com Visa debit card?
To assist crypto holders with accessing their crypto quickly for making real world purchases, Crypto.com have released a debit card. It’s a prepaid Visa debit card, meaning it is accepted anywhere in the world that accepts VISA.
It is considered the most popular crypto debit card in the world – and for good reason. Users of the card can access a number of unique benefits and perks such as cash backs (in CRO rewards) and rebates on subscription services like Amazon, Netflix and Spotify. This essentially means if you use your Crypto.com card to pay for these services, Crypto.com will deposit the CRO equivalent of your purchase into your wallet.
How the Crypto.com card works
Crypto.com lists a wide variety of crypto assets. Users can load their crypto onto their Visa card which is then converted to the AUD equivalent to avoid any major market fluctuations.
There are 5 different tiers of cards available. Each tier requires you to stake a certain amount of Crypto.com Coin (CRO) for a minimum of 6 months. However, the first card tier is free and does not require any staked CRO.
The different tiers of Crypto.com cards
The table below details the 5 tiers of Crypto.com, the minimum CRO staked required and the monthly CRO card rewards. Each card has a different colour and name.
|TIER||CRO STAKE||CRO REWARDS|
|Midnight Blue||$0 AUD||–|
|Ruby Steel||$500 AUD||1%|
|Royal Indigo and Jade Green||$5,000 AUD||2%|
|Frosted Rose Gold and Icy White||$50,000 AUD||3%|
Crypto.com received considerable backlash in March 2022 when they announced that they were slashing the staking and card rewards. Previously, CRO rewards for each tier of card were higher than the rates displayed in the table above.
Redeeming and benefits
Card users can earn CRO rewards on eligible purchases, however, this depends on the tier of card they own.
Midnight Blue is Crypto.com’s free card option, meaning there is no staking requirement. Because of this, the card offers very few perks and no cash back rewards. Users can withdraw up to $200 per month from ATMs.
Ruby Steel is the second tier card, which requires a minimum of $500 AUD of CRO staked. Ruby Steel card owners earn 1% CRO rewards (capped at $25 USD per month) and can get their monthly Spotify subscription fee reimbursed. There is a $500 free monthly ATM withdrawal limit.
Royal Indigo and Jade Green
Crypto.com’s third-tier Visa card comes with two options: Royal Indigo and Jade Green. These are just two different colours for users to choose from. It requires a minimum of $5000 AUD staked in CRO. Owners of this card earn 2% in CRO rewards up to $50 USD per month. Additional benefits include a monthly reimbursement on subscription services Netflix and Spotify. The fee-free ATM withdrawal limit is $800 per month.
Frosted Rose Gold and Icy White
The second-highest tier of card also has two options: Frosted Rose Gold and Icy White. The staking requirement for this card is $50,000 AUD. Benefits include monthly reimbursement on subscription services like Amazon Prime, Spotify, and Netflix. Owners of this card earn 3% and monthly rewards are not capped.
The premium tier. The staking requirement for this card is enormous at $500,000 AUD. The card includes the same subscription reimbursement benefits as the Frosted Rose Gold/Icy White card. The card earns 5% and does not carry a monthly reward cap.
Airport lounge access
Another perk of the Crypto.com card is getting free airport lounge access through Loungekey which includes access to more than 1000 lounges at over 500 airports worldwide. This also includes access for 1 guest, with additional guests incurring a fee of $32 USD.
This feature is not available for all tiers of cards. It is only available for Jade/Indigo and above tiers.
How do I apply for a crypto.com Visa debit card?
To apply for a Cypto.com Visa card follow the simple steps laid out below:
- Sign up to Crypto.com
- Complete KYC verification
- Purchase the amount of CRO needed to qualify for the card you’d like
- Go to the ‘Card’ tab in the App, select your desired card and then tap the ‘Stake CRO’ button
- Follow onscreen instructions
- You card will then be shipped