Visa could add cryptocurrencies to its payments network

Al Kelly, P.-D.G. of Visa is considering adding Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies to its payment network.

In December 2020, the payment giant teamed up with Circle to add the USDCoin (USDC) stablecoin to its network.

Visa would be more crypto-friendly

Visa would be more crypto-friendly

Al Kelly, P.-D.G. According to Visa, the company could support some cryptocurrencies directly.

The American company is already active in the industry through several partnerships with stock exchanges or wallet providers. The companies BlockFi, and Swipe already offer crypto cards with the Visa brand. However, these « crypto cards » work thanks to an automatic conversion of funds in crypto currencies into dollars / euros.

Thus the P.-D.G. Visa seems to want to take the next step by adding cryptocurrencies directly to the Visa network as a payment method.

Visa also said that stablecoins can be used for « global trade » and that cryptocurrencies running on public blockchains can be viewed as networks in their own right. Al Kelly: “As a certain cryptocurrency becomes a recognized medium of exchange, there is no reason why we cannot add it to our network, which already supports more than 160 currencies. «  »

A partnership with Circle

A partnership with Circle

Visa company has been in the cryptocurrency payments space for several years, either through partnerships or by funding companies in the crypto blockchain sector.

In December 2020, the payment giant teamed up with Circle, one of the companies behind USDCoin (USDC) stablecoin. The goal is

Enable card issuers to easily integrate sending and receiving payments in USDC.

Latest news

Latest news

Circle spokesman Josh Hawkins said USDC’s deployment on the Visa network is expected to take place in 2021.

Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO of Amazon

Small clap of thunder in the GAFAM sphere. We just learned that Jeff Bezos, the famous managing director of Amazon, is about to step down.

NuraLoop test: state-of-the-art intras

NuraLoop, the second audio headset introduced by Nura, uses the concept of acoustic otoemission from its Nuraphone headset to deliver sound tailored to the user’s hearing profile. This time, the Australian start-up has set itself the task of producing compact and, above all, cheaper Intras. Bet won? You will find out by reading this review.

Nintendo Switch Limited Edition Mario (+ cover) in discount at Cdiscount

If you’re in the market for your next game console, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, the Nintendo Switch Mario Limited Edition costs € 309.99 with its cover.

Steam Controller Case: Valve Pays $ 4 Million For Patent Infringement

In the first remote trial of the Steam Controller, Valve was sentenced to pay $ 4 million for patent infringement.

Sales: The best offers from Amazon and Cdiscount shortly before the 3rd discount

The days go by during the sale and look the same every day with hundreds of new high tech promotions. To make your life easier, here is our daily selection of the best offers.

A no-obligation 80 GB plan for less than € 5 on the Orange, Bouygues or SFR network

Mobile plans are definitely in the spotlight during the sale. All operators are lowering their prices and a certain website that specializes in online sales joins the party. In fact, Cdiscount has an 80GB deal for € 4.99 / month.

SEAT Leon 1.4 TSI e-Hybrid test: the Spanish bestseller in a trendy version

The SEAT Leon will be presented with great enthusiasm at the Martorell plant near Barcelona in early 2020 and is available in the manufacturer’s first hybrid version. Suffice it to say that the cousin of golf is no longer there to play the henchman. The new Iberian compact is bigger, better designed and equipped with the latest engines and technologies. He embodies the renewal of the brand.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition details and dates through May 14th

On May 14th, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, the ultimate version of the famous role-playing game from Bioware, will be released, which takes the opportunity to provide some details about its content and deliver a video.

Sale: Canon PIXMA MG 2550S printer at a really low price at Cdiscount

Having a printer is still important for teleworking or administrative purposes. You can equip yourself without breaking the bank with the Canon PIXMA MG 2550S, available on the Cdiscount website for € 61.

The wireless Bang & amp; Headphones Olufsen E8 really cheaper for cdiscount sales

Visa could add cryptocurrencies to its payments network
4.9 (98%) 32 votes