Marqeta CEO: Blockchain Tech Isn't Just a 'Flash in the Pan'

Marqeta CEO: Blockchain Tech Isn't Just a 'Flash in the Pan'

“Bitcoin was a darling, now it’s the underlying blockchain.” That’s the perspective of the payments industry toward the distributed financial technologies space, according to Jason Gardner, CEO of payments-as-a-service provider Marqeta. The startup, which raised $25m in October, was one of the earlier payments firms in the space to experiment with digital currency, working with Ripple on a defunct debit card product that would have allowed users to spend cryptocurrency at traditional points of sale. Marqeta touts a cloud-based and API-driven processing platform for online and offline....


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Finney’s bitcoin stash is now funding the cryogenic freezing of his body at a facility in Arizona, all in the hope he might one day be revived if and when ALS is eradicated.

Paul Vigna, The Age of Cryptocurrency