(CJ) – The major payments service will be implementing crypto into their payment system with the help of existing crypto trading platforms In a recent press release, Visa announced its move into the digital currency space by integrating crypto transactions with its global network of 61 million merchants.
The platform will support 25 different cryptos, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Visa seems to be realizing that the use of crypto is becoming more prominent outside of the fintech field, with consumers and businesses adopting the technology in larger numbers.
From May 2019 to May 2020, more than $10 billion in crypto was used for online payments. Visa invested in crypto research company Anchorage last year, and it led to platforms such as Zether and FlyClient, all of which contributed to the current program.
The new Visa cryptocurrency wallet will be similar to a digital wallet. The wallet is designed to deliver a, “full range of Visa’s capabilities,” that will make it, “faster and easier for consumers to convert digital currency and push those funds to their Visa credentials in real-time.”
In the past, crypto has been largely unregulated by the US Government, with the term “cryptocurrency” differing in meaning from one agency to another. The Financial Crime Enforcement Network in particular does not consider crypto as legal tender and therefore, it should not be exchanged as such. READ MORE