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Altcoin fans can now use their favorite cryptocurrencies to load a virtual VISA card.
Bitcoin and banks can work together, according to PrivatBank’s Alexander Vityaz, who sees card companies and cryptocurrency focusing on the technology aspect of transactions, while banks focus on brokerage.
Visa thinks of Blockchain as the way of the future, says it is no longer a choice.
Many bitcoin users have compared bitcoin to settlement networks like Visa. However, one important technical aspect which separates bitcoin from the rest is security.
Walmart Canada decides to stop accepting Visa cards starting 18 July. It considers the fees charged by Visa are too high. Can Bitcoin provide a viable alternative to high charging payment processors like Visa?
Visa attempts to correct the view that bricks-and-mortar is no longer relevant to the digital payments consumer.
International classified ad sites Backpage.com has switched to providing exclusively cryptocurrency payments for its adult entertainment section.
Many people dread the process of buying a car. Selecting the car itself can be fun, but the pressure to test drive, the forced banter with the sales rep, and the dreaded negotiation are major turn-offs to many.
Digital payments processor Stripe has announced “collaboration” with Visa following a US$5 billion dollar valuation.
Ted Rogers about Bitcoin debit card market in 2016-2017.
E-coin is looking to position itself as the most useful and comfortable tool for spending bitcoin anywhere in the world with the rollout of their cypto debit cards.
Visa has a dedicated team in London looking at specific use cases involving blockchain technology but argues that bitcoin won't reach mainstream acceptance "unless there is trust in the system"
In the final week of the year 2015 major financial players publish their results and summaries of the year. So did VISA.
This week was rich with events that may cause a change in the value of bitcoin.
Visa Europe's Collab has begun searching for bitcoin startups within the digital payments scene with the hopes of creating “an Apple App Store” of Bitcoin startups.
A recent Visa report indicates that the major international credit card firm is planning to research blockchain; LocalBitcoins and BitQuick are withdrawing their services from NY in response to the BitLicense, and more news
Crowdfunding may surpass venture capital next year, Australian bank ANZ integrates contactless payments, Verifone partners with Ericsson, and other top stories from the past week in FinTech.
The personal ad site Backpage has just had its payment processing terminated by both Visa and Mastercard, following termination by American Express last year.
The Ripple Gateway SnapSwap.EU will be changing the playing ground for all of Bitcoin debit cards however with the launch of the new SmartyCard.
Let’s see what Visa & Mastercard Execs have to say about Bitcoin.
Classified ads site Backpage.com has filed a lawsuit against the County Sheriff who led a successful campaign to have Visa and MasterCard cut its payment processing.
Visa Europe believes existing payments companies and new players should cooperate more openly; BitFury announced that it has raised US$20 million in its third venture capital round and more news
Nick Szabo believes that the block size debate needs more computer science and less noise; BitShares 2.0 integrates SmartChain technology and more news
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