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Visa Diving Into Cryptocurrency 'in a Very, Very Big Way' — CEO Outlines 5 Crypto Priorities – Featured Bitcoin News

Visa Diving Into Cryptocurrency 'in a Very, Very Big Way' — CEO Outlines 5 Crypto Priorities – Featured Bitcoin News


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Visa CEO Al Kelly says that the payments giant is leaning into the cryptocurrency space “in a very, very big way.” He outlines five key areas of crypto opportunities that Visa is focusing on, stating that his company is “extremely well-positioned.”.

The first opportunity the Visa CEO outlined is “enabling consumers to make a purchase of these currencies or bitcoin.” He elaborated, “we’re working hard with wallets and exchanges to just make sure we’re facilitating acceptance in people’s ability to use their Visa cards to buy.”.

The second opportunity is “enabling digital-currency cash-outs to fiat,” Kelly explained, adding that it means “converting a digital currency to a fiat on a Visa credential, which then makes those funds available for shopping at any one of the 70 million Visa merchants and gives immediate utility to the digital currency.”.

The fourth opportunity is “settlement,” which the CEO said: “We’ve upgraded our infrastructure to allow a financial institution to settle with these in a digital currency with stablecoin, starting with USDC.” The last area of opportunity in the crypto space “is just working with central banks,” Kelly concluded

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