Category: Visa

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A Cashless Society – Utopia or Dystopia?

From Stockholm to New York, major global hubs are ditching cash for cards. As contactless payment devices including smartphones and smartwatches proliferate, hard currency is falling out of favor. But for all the convenience...

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The Daily: September Losses for Most Traders, Crypto Debit Cards Shipped in Singapore

The majority of cryptocurrency traders recorded losses on their investments last month, according to a report we’ve covered in The Daily. In this edition, we also look at the new debit cards allowing customers...

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Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible Intervention

Visa chief executive officer Alfred Kelly has said that cryptocurrencies are not a significant threat to his company’s electronic payments hegemony. He nevertheless indicated that the legacy financial intermediary may move into handling cryptocurrency...

Financial Blockades Are Bad for Humanity But Great for Bitcoin 0

Financial Blockades Are Bad for Humanity But Great for Bitcoin

Vloggers. Sex workers. Conservatives. Iranians. People from every strata of society, with nothing in common, save for a shared grievance. All have found themselves locked out without warning by their payment provider. Account frozen....

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Bitcoin ATMs Targeted by Malware for Sale in Underground Markets

Malware aimed at Bitcoin ATMs is being sold in underground markets, according to Trend Micro security researchers. For $25,000, malware exploiting a service vulnerability allows users to nab bitcoin price equivalent in euros, USD,...

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Global Data Report: Cryptocurrencies are Expensive, Slow, Unspendable, Cannot Scale

Cryptocurrencies – Thematic Research, a report recently issued by Global Data, is attempting to smash what it views as myths and huge untruths about the hype surrounding crypto. Among their findings, the company concludes...

Former UK Visa CEO Takes Helm of Crypto Consumer Payment Startup 0

Former UK Visa CEO Takes Helm of Crypto Consumer Payment Startup

The former CEO of Visa in the UK is taking the helm of a new crypto startup that aims to let customers pay for everyday items in crypto