BitPay Launches Prepaid Crypto Mastercard for US Customers

Blockchain payments provider Bitpay has launched a prepaid debit card enabling U.S. customers to spend their crypto holdings as fiat currency. Known as BitPay Card and provided through Mastercard, the offering enables U.S. users to spend bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies in stores accepting Mastercard debit cards globally, according to a June 11 announcement. Claimed as […]

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Staying Alive: Why the World of Enterprise Blockchain Has Turned to Collaborations

Enterprise blockchain isn’t dead, but survival has meant more collaboration and some smart pivots.   That was the prevailing sentiment in the enterprise-focused corners of this week’s Consensus: Distributed conference.  Back in 2015, a large amount of hype was generated as whole industries, starting with finance,  began espousing the technology behind bitcoin, which would transform business […]

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Mastercard and Ripple’s Xpring Join Industry Group to Promote Blockchain Education

Mastercard has joined a working group that supports blockchain education and research in universities around the world. Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt announced Tuesday it has welcomed 11 founding members into its Blockchain Education Alliance. In addition to the card network, the new members include the innovation arms of payments startup Ripple and crypto exchange Binance; and […]

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Mastercard Announces ‘Fintech Express’ In Asia-Pacific Region

Mastercard proudly announced its new ‘FinTech Express’ platform at the Singapore FinTech Festival. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mastercard Asia Pacific Co-President, Ari Sarker discussed the platform, and also gave some insight into Mastercard’s withdrawal from the Libra Association. Doesn’t Quite Live Up To The Billing Sarker’s portrayal of the initiative was of expanding Mastercard’s […]

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