Can’t beat ‘em? Join ‘em: Mastercard and Visa make a case for Bitcoin

Can’t beat ‘em? Join ‘em: Mastercard and Visa make a case for Bitcoin

Mastercard is set to open the shop doors to crypto as a means of payment in 2021, but it will likely be a challenge for the firm. On Feb. 10, Mastercard announced that it would start supporting a select few cryptocurrencies on its payment network. According to the payments giant, the inclusion of cryptocurrencies will allow customers to “save, store and send money in new ways” while opening up new opportunities for merchants as well. The announcement followed a presentation on Jan. 30 in which Visa reaffirmed its plans to continue to push for cryptocurrency payments and on-ramps, showing....


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