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Announcing Strike Europe

Announcing Strike Europe

Strike launches buy bitcoin, global payments, and more to customers in Europe

Jack Mallers

Apr 24, 2024

Yo! I’m thrilled to announce that today, Strike launches to eligible customers in Europe, giving millions of people access to buy bitcoin with free, instant, and unlimited deposits, sell, send, and withdraw bitcoin, global payments, bitcoin and lightning wallet features, and more.

Check your local iOS and Android app store to see if Strike is available in your region, and download the app to get started.

Wen Europe, you ask? Now!

The Story

At Strike, we envision a future where everyone has access to Bitcoin––a truly open, global, and public digital infrastructure for money. To realize this vision, our focus has been on building a beautifully designed bitcoin-only money app that’s accessible, functional, secure, and available to billions of people all over the world.

Over the past year, Strike has rapidly expanded its services, now reaching nearly 100 countries across the globe, from the U.S. to Latin America and Africa. Today marks a significant milestone as we introduce our services to eligible customers in Europe.

Bitcoin is reshaping the global financial landscape with its technological innovation, global interoperability, resilience, and unforgeable monetary policies. It transcends borders, enhances financial inclusion, and solves some of the world's most pressing challenges.

As the third-largest economy globally and over 440 million inhabitants, Europe presents vast opportunities for Bitcoin adoption. As a leading bitcoin-only app, we believe that Strike is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of millions seeking access to Bitcoin in Europe. We’ve seen the demand and heard the feedback first-hand from the community.

Introducing Strike Europe

We’re excited to offer European customers all of our core bitcoin and lightning wallet features our existing customers know and love. Let’s dive into all the exciting things you can do with Strike Europe.

The Best Way to Bitcoin

Buy, sell, send, and withdraw bitcoin with ease

Buy bitcoin directly with free unlimited SEPA euro deposits from your bank account. Seamlessly deposit funds from your bank account within 2 business days, or in a few seconds with instant SEPA transfers where supported. Sell your bitcoin and withdraw the funds directly to your bank account just as easily.

You can also withdraw your bitcoin to self-custody or send it to any Bitcoin or Lightning wallet instantly and without limits.

Schedule recurring purchases

Stack sats hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly––the choice is yours. Simply set your desired frequency and the cash amount you want to buy, and we’ll handle the rest.

Learn more about recurring purchases and how to set them up.

P2P Strike Users

Strike Europe users can use Strike’s technology and the Lightning Network to send value to or receive value from any Strike user around the world instantly. This feature becomes increasingly exciting as we keep expanding globally, adding more on and off ramps, and enhancing our wallet features.

Strike’s global P2P transfers with Lightning allow you to send from your Euro balance to a friend’s Strike account instantly anywhere Strike is available, and they can receive the value as Bitcoin, Euro (in Europe), USD (in the U.S.), or USDT (in supported global regions) in their Strike wallet.

Send Money Globally

Send Globally enables customers to make fast, secure, low-cost local currency payouts in eligible countries using the Lightning Network as an open and global payment rail under the hood.

Strike customers in Europe can use this technology to send value across borders to supported regions including Africa (Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo), Philippines, Mexico, and Vietnam. Learn more.

The Best of Bitcoin and Lightning

Strike offers all the best Bitcoin and Lightning wallet features in one app. We support free on-chain withdrawals, Lightning Address payments, and zero-value invoices.

Free On-Chain Withdrawals

Strike offers free on-chain withdrawals to help you navigate the mempool and surges in on-chain fees.

Our on-chain Bitcoin payments are designed to support Bitcoin being used at scale. When sending an on-chain payment, Strike allows you to select the delivery time of the payment and offers free bitcoin withdrawals for flexible transactions.

  • Priority — Targeting the next block, largest fees
  • Standard — Targeting confirmation in about an hour, lower fees than priority
  • Flexible — Targeting confirmation in around 24 hours, free of charge!

If you’re simply buying bitcoin and withdrawing to cold storage, feel free to select the flexible option so you can save more of your sats.

Send and receive payments with your Lightning Address

All Strike users have a Lightning Address that allows them to receive payments from all over the world. Your Strike Lightning Address is simply your username@strike.me. It’s designed to look and feel like an email address but it has the ability to receive global payments.

Tap your profile to view and share your Lightning Address. You can also select whether you want to receive incoming payments in Euro or bitcoin, based on your preference. If you select Euro then any incoming Lighting payments in bitcoin will be automatically converted for you by Strike and credited to your Euro balance.

Similarly, Strike users can pay a Lightning Address on Strike and have the option to send sats from their Euro balance or their bitcoin balance. A truly dynamic experience that leverages an open, global, fast, and cheap payment protocol native to the internet.

Send and receive payments using zero-value Lightning invoices

Pay zero-value Lightning invoices and send any amount from your Euro or bitcoin balance to other wallets.

You can also issue zero-value Lightning invoices and receive any amount of bitcoin to either your bitcoin or Euro balances from other wallets. When receiving as your Euro balance, Strike automatically converts bitcoin to Euros upon receipt.

Earn Referral Credits

We love the bitcoin community. As a thank you for spreading the word about Strike, we're launching a time-limited promotional program for the initial launch of the Strike app in Europe. Subject to eligibility criteria and limits. Learn more.

Strike Private

Strike Private is our white glove service for HNWIs, family offices, corporations, and more.

We help our clients achieve their Bitcoin goals, such as buying or selling large amounts of bitcoin. We have custom pricing, no limits, a dedicated team for 1:1 support and guidance, and leading Bitcoin infrastructure to service our clients.

If you're in Europe and interested in being a Private client, contact us at private@strike.me.

Strike for Business

Strike Europe is also accepting applications from eligible businesses to provide support for all their bitcoin needs! If you have a business entity and would like to open a Strike account, you can learn more and get in touch at Strike Business.

Our business customers will have access to all the same services as our individual customers - buy bitcoin, sell bitcoin, deposit or withdraw from your Euro balance using SEPA transfers, and more. In addition certain eligible customers will have access to the Strike API allowing them to automate transactions on their Strike Account. Contact us at partners@strike.me for more details.

Thanks

Today marks another milestone in our global journey, but our work is far from over. We will continue to enter new markets, support more currencies, add payment methods, expand our services, and iterate on the experience.

In the meantime, here is a recap of Strike Europe, with more features to come:

  • Buy bitcoin directly with free unlimited SEPA euro deposits from your bank account
  • Sell your bitcoin and withdraw the funds directly to your SEPA bank account
  • Withdraw your bitcoin to self-custody or send it to any Bitcoin or Lightning wallet instantly and without limits
  • Strike’s global P2P transfers with Lightning allow you to send from your Euro balance to a friend’s Strike account instantly anywhere Strike is available, and they can receive the value as Bitcoin, Euro (in Europe), USD (in the U.S.), or USDT (in supported global regions) in their Strike wallet
  • Use Send Globally, our cross-border payments feature, to send value across borders to supported regions
  • Strike offers all the best Bitcoin and Lightning wallet features in one app. We support free on-chain withdrawals, Lightning Address payments, and zero-value invoices

Bitcoin is the greatest innovation of our lifetime and our ambition is to be the best at giving you access to this transformative technology and a Better Money experience globally.

Thank you for all of your support––we wouldn’t be here without you, our customers. Please continue to give us feedback, ask questions, and reach out to us. We love hearing from you and learning more about your experience and how we can make Strike the best it can be.

Until then. Much love.

Jack

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