CryptoPunk NFTs Break Sales Record as Visa Sparks Buying Frenzy

Monday set a new single-day sales record for CryptoPunks, and August sales have already set a monthly record, with prices for the NFTs averaging nearly $200,000.

Markets  ·  23 August 2021

Visa Takes First Step Into NFTs With CryptoPunk Purchase for Almost $150K

Visa bought CryptoPunk 7610, one of 3,840 "female" punks.

News  ·  23 August 2021

Visa Adds Crypto Payments Startup Wyre to Its Fast Track Payments Program

Wyre’s push-to-debit program will now allow instant payouts of crypto holdings to users' bank accounts using the Visa debit cards.

Business  ·  19 August 2021

Coinbase Is Expanding Its Payment and Cash Out Methods

The crypto exchange is adding support for more payment and cash out methods in the U.S. as well as allowing users with linked bank accounts to instantly sell as much as $100,000 per transaction. In a blog post published Thursday, Coinbase announced new integrations with Apple Pay and Google Pay, previously only available when synced […]

Business  ·  5 August 2021

Mastercard Adds a Crypto Track to Its Incubator Program

The program may rival Visa’s Fast Track initiative for crypto startups.

Business  ·  27 July 2021

Visa Crypto Cards Have Racked Up $1B in Spending in 2021

Spending on crypto-related cards is now its own category at the payments giant, said Visa’s Cuy Sheffield.

Business  ·  7 July 2021

Visa, PayPal Join Crypto VC Blockchain Capital’s New $300M Fund

PayPal said it's the first time the company has invested as an LP in a fund focused on blockchain and digital assets.

Business  ·  22 June 2021

Visa, Circle Team Up With Fintech Firm to Drive Crypto Adoption in Emerging Markets

Fintech startup Tala aims to use the USDC stablecoin to offer new financial tools.

News  ·  5 May 2021

Bitcoin Breaks Out, Near $58K, After Visa Adds Support for Stablecoin USDC

Bitcoin picks up a bid as payments giant Visa adds support for USDC – the second-biggest stablecoin.

Markets  ·  29 March 2021

Visa Settles USDC Transaction on Ethereum, Plans Rollout to Partners

The pilot marks the first time Visa has accepted a cryptocurrency payment in lieu of cash for its services.

News  ·  29 March 2021
CoinFlash Expanding Debit Card to Australia After Becoming Visa Principle Member is now a principal member of Visa's Australia network.

Business  ·  18 March 2021

Why Bitcoin Is More Like a $100 Bill Than Gold

Data and headlines on bitcoin's use in commerce point to an attribute that sets it apart from the yellow metal.

Markets  ·  12 March 2021

Bitcoin Startup Moon Brings the Lightning Network to All Visa E-Commerce Merchants

Yes, you can pay for that thing with Lightning.

Tech  ·  9 March 2021

Credit Card Companies Should Offer Stablecoin Payments or Be Left Behind: Gartner

Centralized payment firms like Visa, Mastercard and PayPal have an opportunity to offer innovative stablecoin payment networks, the research firm said.

News  ·  5 February 2021

Visa Signals Further Crypto Ambitions With API Pilot for Bank Customers to Buy Bitcoin

Visa is working with Anchorage to allow customers at traditional banks to "buy and sell digital assets."

Business  ·  3 February 2021