Mastercard Integrates With Bakkt, Merchants Will Be Able To Offer Crypto Serv...

Mastercard Integrates With Bakkt, Merchants Will Be Able To Offer Crypto Serv...

Per a report by CNBC, payment giant Mastercard will double down on its crypto future. The company announced a partnership with Bakkt, a financial services company, in an attempt to increase its crypto capacities. Related Reading | Payments Giant Mastercard Buys CipherTrace To “Enhance Crypto Capabilities” The integration will allow Mastercard’s users, banks, or merchants, to […]


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Bakkt shares skyrocket after partnering with Mastercard and Fiserv

Bakkt’s share price surged by 120% during Monday’s trading session on the heels of fresh partnerships with global payments firms. The share price of the Intercontinental Exchange-backed crypto services company Bakkt ($BKKT) has surged as it unveiled two partnerships with major global payments firms. On Monday 25 Oct., Mastercard announced it would be working with digital asset platform Bakkt to allow its customers based in the United States to buy, sell and hold digital assets through custodial wallets. On the same day, global payment provider Fiserv also announced a strategic....

New Visa Card Allows Bakkt Users to Spend Bitcoin in Stores and Online

Customers using the Bakkt app can now apply for a debit card which will enable them to pay with bitcoin at merchants that don’t currently take crypto. The virtual Visa card can be added to Apple Pay or Google Pay to purchase items at thousands of retailers supporting the mobile payment systems. Bakkt Card Can Be Linked to Apple Pay and Google Pay This year’s all-time highs convinced many to invest in cryptocurrencies but digital assets still have a lot of ground to cover to achieve wide adoption in everyday payments. Debit cards issued by crypto companies bridge the gap....

New York grants Bakkt coveted BitLicense

Bakkt will also have a money transmitter license in the state of New York. Bakkt has become the latest crypto firm to get a BitLicense.On Thursday, the New York Department of Financial Services announced that Bakkt had become the 29th BitLicensee. First granted to Paxos in 2015, the BitLicense is New York's program for regulating digital currency firms. With it, Bakkt will have new access to offer crypto trading in the financial center of the U.S.The NYDFS also took the opportunity to plug its other crypto initiatives, including a tech sprint that aims to find new ways of getting data from....

Mastercard plans to allow US partners to offer crypto loyalty rewards

Millions of loyalty rewards program users who may have never had any knowledge or use of cryptocurrencies could soon have some exposure. Major credit card company Mastercard has announced it is preparing to integrate cryptocurrencies into its loyalty program offerings for U.S.-based banks, merchants, and fintech firms on its payment network.In an Oct. 25 announcement, Mastercard said it would be working with digital asset platform Bakkt to allow its customers based in the United States to buy, sell and hold digital assets through custodial wallets. The partnership will also enable card....