Advice and answers from the BitPay Team

For security and fraud prevention reasons, we require one confirmation on the bitcoin blockchain before we can credit funds can be added to the BitPay Card. 

Note that confirmation times are determined by the Bitcoin network, not by BitPay. One confirmation may take as few as several seconds to as much as a few days, but most transactions are confirmed within an hour.

If you would like to increase the likelihood of a timely confirmation, be sure to include a sufficient network transaction fee from your wallet. You can do this in the BitPay wallet by selecting the "Priority" fee option in your wallet's settings under "Bitcoin Network Fee Policy."


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