https://twitter.com/CCEDK_/status/601190973021003776nanocard @ ccedk can already be ordered .. and devs have been made aware of that opportunity elsewhere already ..
they will issue NanoCard.eu with bitcoin support later this year I guess, and are openly asking cryptocommunites for their input. if you can, answer their question in above mentioned tweet!
But i totally agree ... bitUSD via Mastercard would be .. mindblowing!
It would...and you know what would go really
well with it?
Built-in direct debit in the bitshares protocol, such that the provider of the card can instruct their systems to debit your account (built-in daily withdrawals limit and max amount per transaction included!), pending approval by the user.
That way, no more need to send crypto to the cryptocard company to fund the card..
Maybe it's just me, but...
EDIT: Also good for other kind of services, like monthly recurring bills and what not.. but yeah, I originally thought about this in a card context.
I'd probably never use a normal bank card again.. imagine having debitcard.$yourname and the direct debit order there, where you can specify a) the source account that can issue a debit b) total max daily value and c) max value per transaction.
The funds would be safe in YOUR account, instead of the company. For maximum security it should also be possible to SUSPEND the authorization, such that you would only enable it when you know you'll be using the card ..