Although I claimed myself as self employed, officially I am unemployed. Especially where the source of my income are from content creating, trading, investing, airdrops, and giveaways, all of them paid in cryptocurrency, almost no banks are willing to issue a credit card for me. While credit card's original function is to buy now and pay later (credit/debt), it can be the only method of purchase for certain online services. It is good that in convenient stores that there are vouchers to purchase at Amazon, Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft Store. However, certain online services still accepts credit card only.
It is good that in convenient stores that there are vouchers to purchase at Amazon, Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft Store. However, certain online services still accepts credit card only. Although in IEEE membership payments there are other options but I cannot pass Wechat and Alipay verification in my region, and yes there is Paypal but ironically I can only top up using credit card in my region. They do provide payment to banking but not online banking and not also direct transfer but a complicated process compared to digital age that we are now of filling the forms and lining up in the queue and not to mention whether the teller understand this kind of payment.
Good thing I applied for and got a Prepaid Visa Card during my time in Japan that can be topped up with cryptocurrency. The card that I got is Vandle Card which currently can be topped up in Bitcoin and Bitflyer exchange for now. There are Crypto.com Card, Binance Card, Coinbase Card, and Plutus Card, they are unavailable on my region. There is Ternio Block Card but I have not tried. THe only card I have now is Vandle Card.
I topped up enough amount to pay for my membership. At first, I tried without topping up and an error occurred. I was hesitant at first but got the courage to top up. Finally, I tried again and the transaction is accepted. As you can see, below the payment history IEEE PRODUCTS AND SERVICE is the Katakan letter of Bitcoin which is a history showing that I topped it up with Bitcoin.