Pekao Bank is one of the largest banks in Poland with almost a century of history that dates back to 1929. During this time, the organisational and financial structure of the bank has undergone many changes. Pekao was the first bank to launch an ATM in Poland, it issued the first credit card, opened a brokerage office and applied biometrics in the banking sector. In 2012, Pekao became the official sponsor of the European Football Championship UEFA. This made it possible to emphasise that in addition to traditional values such as trust, reliability and security, the bank also focuses on modernity, development, youth and follows the times.
The policy of Pekao Bank on cryptocurrencies is quite loyal. The bank allows individuals to buy and sell crypto, but it does not provide investment services directly. Therefore, the best way to buy bitcoin with a Pekao Bank card in Poland is to use our convenient Itez service. The settlement currency can be either dollars and euros, or Polish zloty. You will find detailed step-by-step instructions below.
The advantage of our service is the itex website, a simple and secure process of buying cryptocurrencies: you can pay with a regular bank card for zlotys, rubles, euros and dollars. We work with Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, as well as with Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
Itez is an instant bitcoin purchase resource. Itez is a certified operator holding a license to sell and store cryptocurrencies of a financial regulator from Estonia. What does this give to customers?
First of all it is safety, since the operator is fully responsible for the risks. He conducts a compliance check, provides cryptocurrency on time and is always in touch with customers, if the need arises. Secondly, it`s efficient. The average time for receiving bitcoin to a client's account is a quarter of an hour. For comparison, let's take similar services Indacoin and MoonPay: when working with them, the time it takes for bitcoin to be credited to the client's electronic wallet will take for about an hour - it depends on how busy the network is. Thirdly, the service offers to customers a favorable exchange rate. Rate changes occur in accordance with the liquidity provider's information, therefore, the BTC value on the Itez website is as close as possible to the market value. The site has no hidden fees as the final BTC value is displayed instantly. If the purchase price does not exceed € 300, then the buyer does not need verification.
In order to buy bitcoin, it is not necessary to register on the Itez website. In a handy calculator, you can quickly calculate the cost of BTC based on the amount you plan to use for payment. The smallest purchase amount in dollar terms is 30 USD. By the way, the same applies to the euro - the starting purchase threshold starts at €30. Well, in our instructions, as promised, we will go through all the stages of purchase BTC for dollars step by step.
After converting the currency to BTC, you will see the final result in the "You Get" field and on the "Buy" button. Click the button and enter your email address in the following window.
Verify your email with a 6-digit code sent to the previously indicated e-mail and click the "Verify" button.
Specify the purchase amount in the Itez dialog box. Copy the recipient address - your bitcoin wallet - from the “Accept” section.
Important: you should not manually copy the bitcoin wallet address. The blockchain system does not give any information about bitcoin addresses problems, and if an error occurs during manual entry, all the buyer's funds may be lost.
For example, this is how the copy address button looks like in the Exodus wallet:
After copying the bitcoin wallet address, paste it into the dialog box.
Check your data — it is important to make sure that the address is entered correctly.
After pushing the “Card details” button, enter the required card information: card number and expiration date, the cardholder name and CVC-code — three numbers on the back of the card.
Push the “Pay” button and enter the one-time bank code in the following window. As soon as the transaction receives 6 confirmations in the blockchain network, your bitcoin wallet balance will be top-up.
Important: the transaction will wait for confirmations for time. After six network confirmations, bitcoin will be on your e-wallet; when buying with Itez it will take for about 15 minutes. This is a very good speed for the Bitcoin network since transactions in the most popular blockchain network are somewhat slower than in other networks due to its properties and high load.
The transaction will first wait for confirmations from the blockchain network.
After six confirmations, the BTC networks will be yours for good; when buying from Itez, this will happen on average within 15 minutes.
This is a very good indicator for the Bitcoin network, since transactions are somewhat slower in the most popular blockchain network than in other networks, due to its design features and high workload.
The specifics of the development of the banking systems of Poland, as well as Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia is that in their formation they relied on the experience of other, more economically developed European countries. The current situation of financial institutions in these countries is the result of a long evolutionary process. A significant part of them are branches and subsidiaries of foreign banks, but local organisations are promising and may soon be able to enter the international market. The tops of local ratings include the following banks: ING Bank Śląski, Millennium, Pekao Bank, PKO Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK, Alior Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank.
Bitcoin is stored by crypto wallets. Both the purchase of cryptocurrency and its storage assume a high level of security, which is provided by special technological solutions: a private password, a passphrase and two-factor authentication. Only its owner has access to the wallet, and scammers do not have enough opportunities to hack such a secure system. You can get acquainted with the full list of crypto wallets and choose the appropriate one on the website bitcoin.org.