Archive: Visa


Crypto Insider: Don’t Trust Visa

By Early Investing on December 16, 2021

Visa – which controls around 80% of the global card payments market – is moving into crypto consulting. The company plans to advise clients who want to navigate the world of crypto. And it already has a bank signed up – UMB Bank in Kansas City. Most bafflingly, Visa claims it wants to help drive mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency. There are two ways to look at Visa entering the crypto market.  It’s a sign…

NFT Mania: The Perfect Viral Asset

By Adam Sharp on August 27, 2021

I’ve been following the non-fungible token (NFT) space closely over the last three months. NFTs are a form of digital collectible. They’re based on blockchain technology, which makes each one unique, indivisible and verifiable.  NFTs have gotten a lot of attention recently. But they’ve existed for…

News Fix: Don’t Get Spooked by the Fed

By Allison Brickell on July 13, 2019

In the news this week, bitcoin takes a dive after the Fed voices concerns over Libra, Trump trash-talks crypto on Twitter, and Facebook doesn’t go for India.

Bitcoin Processed More Payments Than PayPal Last Year

By Allison Brickell on July 8, 2019

The bitcoin blockchain processed more transactions than PayPal in 2018. And that’s just the start of the good news.

News Fix: 13 Headlines for 13 Colonies

By Vin Narayanan on July 6, 2019

In a special July Fourth edition of the News Fix, we’ve compiled 13 important headlines shaping the startup, cannabis and crypto sectors.
When Facebook announced its Libra cryptocurrency, everyone started to freak out about Facebook taking over the world. In reality, it’s getting help from some friends.
This week, the News Fix dives into a group fighting for medical marijuana in Mississippi, Amazon actually failing at something and Binance cutting out U.S. users.

The Two Key Qualities Bitcoin and Litecoin Share

By Vin Narayanan on May 16, 2019

On the surface, bitcoin and litecoin seem completely different. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find they share two key similarities.

Credit Card Companies Swipe $90 Billion From Retailers

By Allison Brickell on March 4, 2019

Credit card swipe fees cost retailers $90 billion last year. And retailers are responding with efforts to get around them.