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Visa Patent Filing Would Allow Central Banks to Mint Digital Fiat Currencies Using Blockchain

Visa looks to be laying the groundwork for a future in which fiat currencies, like the U.S. dollar, could be easily turned into a central bank digital currency (CBDC).The California-based payments giant, which processes upwards of 100 million transactions every day on average, has filed a patent application for a

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Bittrex Global Extends Visa Credit, Debit Onramps to Another 125 Countries

Liechtenstein-based international cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex Global has rolled out credit and debit card support for 125 more countries.Following an earlier introduction of the service for residents in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the Netherlands, the exchange announced its significant global extension of Visa support on April 20. In addition to

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A Visa Card That Offers Crypto Back & Cash Back — How One Fintech Has Reshaped Loyalty Programmes Forever

In 1981, American Airlines’ launched their Frequent Flier Programme which is often regarded as the first full-scale loyalty programme of the modern era. As technology evolved, loyalty programmes progressed into a data-grabbing tool for brands, masked under marketing as “beneficial perks” for the shopper.Despite this, over half of customers rated

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Coinbase Becomes First ‘Pure’ Crypto Firm Approved as Visa Principal Member

Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, has been made a Visa principal member.Announcing the news on its blog Wednesday, the firm said the news marks it as the "first pure-play crypto company" to be approved by the credit card giant.Coinbase has been working with Visa since 2019 when it launched its

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Bitcoin $727B Annual Investment Flow Can Beat Visa Next Halving — Data

Bitcoin (BTC) is already processing 1% of the world’s GDP and the number is growing by “an order of magnitude” every halving cycle.According to statistician Willy Woo, who analyzed data from monitoring resource Coin Metrics, Bitcoin’s investment flow is $727 billion annually.BTC processes $727B per yearThe number is almost

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