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Visa's New Debit Card Rumored to Use XRP for Payments

Visa's New Debit Card Rumored to Use XRP for Payments

In an announcement made yesterday, Moneygram has partnered with Visa to launch a peer-to-peer debit card service.

Paxful to Boost Financial Inclusion with Its First Crypto Debit Card

Paxful to Boost Financial Inclusion with Its First Crypto Debit Card

Bitcoin trading platform Paxful announced that it will be adding a crypto debit card to its financial services.

Visa Partners with Fold to Offer Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

Visa Partners with Fold to Offer Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

Visa, a prominent payment provider, has joined hands with Fold, a San Francisco-based Bitcoin cashback app, to offer a credit card that will enable consumers to gain Bitcoin rewards as compared to earning points. Through the strategic collaboration, users will have first-hand experience with the most-valuable cryptocurrency.

Binance Launches New Virtual Crypto Debit Card Issued by Visa, with Physical Version to be Rolled Out Shortly

Binance Launches New Virtual Crypto Debit Card Issued by Visa, with Physical Version to be Rolled Out Shortly

Leading crypto exchange Binance announced the launch of its new product 'Binance Card' which aims to provide crypto payment services anywhere in the world.

Crypto Debit Card Services Hit Hard as UK Financial Watchdog Suspends Wirecard Subsidiary

Crypto Debit Card Services Hit Hard as UK Financial Watchdog Suspends Wirecard Subsidiary

United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has suspended Wirecard Card Solution Ltd, the Wirecard’s subsidiary responsible for the issuance of Visa crypto debit cards.

Binance Unveils Crypto-Powered Debit Card in Europe For Seamless Transactions Across 60 Million Merchants

Binance Unveils Crypto-Powered Debit Card in Europe For Seamless Transactions Across 60 Million Merchants

Leading crypto exchange Binance has rolled out the Binance Card, a crypto debit card, in Europe that will enable users to convert their stored cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Binance Coin (BNB), Swipe (SXP), and Binance USD (BUSD) to fiat and spend them at more than 60 million merchants worldwide.

Google Pay Opens Door to Mainstream Payments for Coinbase's Crypto-Debit Card

Google Pay Opens Door to Mainstream Payments for Coinbase's Crypto-Debit Card

Coinbase Card and Google Pay have partnered to increase the liquidity of cryptos and provide a new form of convenient payment options to clients. Coinbase customers now can use their cards via easy mainstream mobile payments.

American Football Star Russell Okung Shows Massive Support for Visa-Backed Bitcoin Rewards Card

American Football Star Russell Okung Shows Massive Support for Visa-Backed Bitcoin Rewards Card

Russel Okung, a National Football League (NFL) star, has shown his support for Fold’s Bitcoin cash-back rewards card as it will take Bitcoin adoption to unprecedented heights. Speaking to Forbes, Okung revealed that he has invested in the Fold Visa card project as it is a game-changer by presenting people with a unique way of being part of the Bitcoin economy.

Which Cryptocurrency Has the Highest ROI as of Q1 2020? Bitcoin Only Ranked 5th

Which Cryptocurrency Has the Highest ROI as of Q1 2020? Bitcoin Only Ranked 5th

Which cryptocurrency has the highest Return on Investment (ROI) as of Q1 2020? We have compared the ROI of the top 30 cryptocurrencies with the highest market capitalization on CoinMarketCap.

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

HK Blockchain Ecosystem

Bitcoin Can’t Drive Financial Inclusion for Unbanked But CBDC Can says Mastercard CEO

Bitcoin Can’t Drive Financial Inclusion for Unbanked But CBDC Can says Mastercard CEO

Ajay Banga, the CEO of Mastercard believes Bitcoin is unable to function as an inclusive currency for the world’s unbanked due to volatility, CBDCs are a different story.

Cardano to Allow the Community to Vote on New Projects, $250,000 Worth of ADA Up for Grabs

Cardano to Allow the Community to Vote on New Projects, $250,000 Worth of ADA Up for Grabs

Cardano's Project Catalyst, which was introduced earlier this year, is a new experimental treasury system that would combine proposal and voting procedures.

MasterCard Asia Files Device Billing System Patent Compatible With Iota’s Tangle Network

MasterCard Asia Files Device Billing System Patent Compatible With Iota’s Tangle Network

MasterCard patents blockchain system to help shared device merchants avoid credit card fees.

Huobi And Solaris Offer EU Crypto-To-Fiat Debit Cards

Huobi And Solaris Offer EU Crypto-To-Fiat Debit Cards

Huobi, a cryptocurrency exchange, launched a crypto-to-fiat debit card cooperation with Solaris, a European financial services company. Huobi users may utilize their digital assets internationally at the point of sale through Visa's program. In the second quarter of 2023, European Economic Area (EEA) users will get the card.

Coinbase Will Not Bar Russian Users Unless New Laws Requires: CEO Brian Armstrong

Coinbase Will Not Bar Russian Users Unless New Laws Requires: CEO Brian Armstrong

Coinbase CEO says the exchange will not ban Russian users, citing the fact that many citizens are not supportive of the decision of their president to go to war against Ukraine.

Already Driving Real-World Crypto Usage, Gleec Team Launches New Exchange

Already Driving Real-World Crypto Usage, Gleec Team Launches New Exchange

The global crypto ecosystem only expands as users realize the real-world applicability of digital assets and distributed ledger technology. Alone, the worldwide blockchain market size projects to grow to $23.3 billion by 2023 hinged on an 80.2% compound annual growth rate. Market size totaled $1.2 billion in 2018.

Cardano Scoop: ADA/BTC Flirts with Support as Selling Pressure Increases

Cardano Scoop: ADA/BTC Flirts with Support as Selling Pressure Increases

Cardano price at 818 satoshis, trading later at -3.67% at 789 satoshis. Around 29.45 million of the volume was generated during the trading session on Monday.

Ethereum, Cardano and Other Altcoins Slandered by Blockstream CEO as Ponzi Schemes

Ethereum, Cardano and Other Altcoins Slandered by Blockstream CEO as Ponzi Schemes

Blockstream CEO Adam Back publicly stated that Ethereum and other altcoins were Ponzi schemes, angering Ethereum co-founders Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson.

Cardano ADA Q2 2023: Dapp Transactions Up 49%, TVL Increases 9.7%

Cardano ADA Q2 2023: Dapp Transactions Up 49%, TVL Increases 9.7%

Cardano's Q2 2023 report by Messari shows a 49% rise in daily dapp transactions and a 9.7% increase in TVL.

Crypto Trends: Weekly Inflows and Outflows in Altcoins, North American Markets, and Investment Products

Crypto Trends: Weekly Inflows and Outflows in Altcoins, North American Markets, and Investment Products

Altcoins saw $3M in weekly inflows; North America had $11B outflows. Digital asset products had minor withdrawals of $21M, with Bitcoin trading at $16B.

Cardano Will be “Extremely Competitive” in the DeFi Space With Upcoming Goguen Rollout

Cardano Will be “Extremely Competitive” in the DeFi Space With Upcoming Goguen Rollout

IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson laid out the roadmap for September, including multiple performance improvements, and new wallet functions.

Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson Introduces New Feature to Enable Partial Staking in Multiple Stake Pools

Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson Introduces New Feature to Enable Partial Staking in Multiple Stake Pools

IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson recently introduced Cardano’s delegation portfolios and hardware updates for Cardano in a recent YouTube video.

Uniswap allows debit and credit card purchases of cryptocurrencies.

Uniswap allows debit and credit card purchases of cryptocurrencies.

Moonpay, a fintech business, and Uniswap, a company that trades in digital currency, have formed a partnership that will enable users of Uniswap's web app to purchase cryptocurrencies using debit cards, credit cards, or bank transfers. Purchases of cryptocurrencies will also be possible to be made through bank transfers for users of the decentralized exchange. Users in most states in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the Single Euro Payments Area will soon have access to the bank transfer option (SEPA).

June 1: Sell in May Postponed to Sell in June?

June 1: Sell in May Postponed to Sell in June?

For the past few weeks, there have been quite a bit of talk/shill/promoting of ETH and I think largely driven by a combination of factors that I've described earlier (i.e. growing daily active addresses, more than 60 bil gas being used, $7bn in stablecoins and Greyscale's ETH demand). Other protocol tokens such as Cardano, Zilliqa and NEO also followed the ETH move, albeit less exaggerated.

Kucoin Global Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Debit/Credit Cards

Kucoin Global Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Debit/Credit Cards

KuCoin exchange has launched the KuCoin Fiat Account, an avenue by which its customers around the world can fund their accounts using either a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card.

HKMA Releases Q1 2024 Payment Card Statistics Showing Growth in Credit Card Transactions

HKMA Releases Q1 2024 Payment Card Statistics Showing Growth in Credit Card Transactions

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published the first-quarter 2024 statistics on payment cards issued in Hong Kong, revealing notable trends in credit and debit card usage.

Gala Games Unveils Glenn Hero Card for The Walking Dead: Empires

Gala Games Unveils Glenn Hero Card for The Walking Dead: Empires

Gala Games introduces the Glenn Hero Card for The Walking Dead: Empires. Available in Common and Ancient versions, the sale kicks off on June 28, 2024.

New Hero Akane Joins The Walking Dead: Empires in Latest Hero Card Sale

New Hero Akane Joins The Walking Dead: Empires in Latest Hero Card Sale

Gala Games introduces Akane, a new hero in The Walking Dead: Empires. The hero card sale begins July 19th, offering various tiers and rarities.

Gala Games Launches Early Access for Legends Reborn

Gala Games Launches Early Access for Legends Reborn

Gala Games has opened early access for Legends Reborn, a web3 collectible card game, offering players free cards and multiple ways to build their decks.

The Walking Dead: Empires Announces New Hero Card Sales and Monthly Events

The Walking Dead: Empires Announces New Hero Card Sales and Monthly Events

The Walking Dead: Empires introduces new Hero Card sales and monthly events, starting with Glenn. Players can participate in weekly events for rewards.

Mastercard Introduces Crypto Source Product for Banks

Mastercard Introduces Crypto Source Product for Banks

Payments giant, Mastercard has launched a new product to help banks get on board the crypto train faster

Cardano’s First DeFi Project Revealed as Partnership With Bondly Finance Announced

Cardano’s First DeFi Project Revealed as Partnership With Bondly Finance Announced

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) has just announced a new partnership that would enable the first decentralized finance (DeFi) project on the network.

Mastercard Unveils Interoperable CBDC in Australia

Mastercard Unveils Interoperable CBDC in Australia

Mastercard, in association with the RBA and DFCRC, has demonstrated a groundbreaking interoperable CBDC solution to enhance Web3 commerce in Australia and beyond. The live demonstration showcased a pilot CBDC holder purchasing an NFT on Ethereum, utilizing Mastercard’s Multi Token Network, emphasizing the potential of blockchain interoperability in fostering secure and efficient digital commerce.

First Crypto MasterCard CoinJar Card Launches in Australia

First Crypto MasterCard CoinJar Card Launches in Australia

Australian cryptocurrency exchange CoinJar cooperated with the global payment giant MasterCard to launch Australia's first cryptocurrency MasterCard CoinJar Card.

Cardano (ADA) and NEM(XEM) Price Analysis – March 10,2021

Cardano (ADA) and NEM(XEM) Price Analysis – March 10,2021

Despite the crypto market being generally bullish at the moment, altcoins have differed in their performances. Cardano (ADA) and NEM (XEM) for example, have had completely different trajectories.

Alonzo Smart Contract Upgrade Goes Live on Cardano

Alonzo Smart Contract Upgrade Goes Live on Cardano

The Alonzo Hardfork with its accompanying capability for smart contracts has gone live on the Cardano blockchain.

Wanted Wirecard Exec Marsalek Hiding in Russia After Moving Funds in Bitcoin

Wanted Wirecard Exec Marsalek Hiding in Russia After Moving Funds in Bitcoin

Former Wirecard Chief Operating Officer Jan Marsalek used Bitcoin to move funds to Russia where he is now in hiding under the supervision of Russian intelligence operatives, according to a Russian media outlet.

Mastercard Files for 15 Crypto & Metaverse Related Trademarks

Mastercard Files for 15 Crypto & Metaverse Related Trademarks

Mastercard has filed for 15 trademarks related to NFTs, crypto and metaverse.

Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Brazil has commenced the use of blockchain technology for issuing the National Identity Card (CIN) to enhance security and data integrity in the new identity issuance process. The initial phase begins in three states with a nationwide deadline set for November 6, 2023. This move is part of Brazil's broader initiative towards leveraging blockchain for public service improvement, aligning with global trends of digital identity verification.

Cardano Hits New ATH Over Weekend, How will the Mary Hard Fork Affect ADA Price?

Cardano Hits New ATH Over Weekend, How will the Mary Hard Fork Affect ADA Price?

Cardano’s price traded at a new all-time high over the weekend at $1.48 before correcting lower. What's next for the ADA price following the Mary hard fork?

Cardano Launches Project Catalyst—One Step Closer to Fully Decentralized Era Voltaire

Cardano Launches Project Catalyst—One Step Closer to Fully Decentralized Era Voltaire

IOHK, the blockchain engineering company behind Cardano has launched “Project Catalyst” in part of the network’s transformation into a self-sustaining system. Cardano aims to build a set of governance tools and processes that puts the future of the network in every ADA holder.

Facebook Moving Further Away From Libra, But Considering its Own Digital Token System

Facebook Moving Further Away From Libra, But Considering its Own Digital Token System

Facebook is now considering developing a system of digital tokens, pegged to different government-issued currencies including the US dollar and the euro. The new plan will still include Libra, although Libra Association, separately, will continue its work on the stablecoin pegged to a basket of global currencies.

Mastercard Still Betting on Blockchain Despite Pulling Out from Facebook’s Libra

Mastercard Still Betting on Blockchain Despite Pulling Out from Facebook’s Libra

Mastercard recently pulled out of the Libra Association, along with Visa and PayPal, however, it has been reported that the payment processor is not giving up on blockchain.

Mastercard Tapped to Issue Prepaid Cards Linked to Bahamas’ Central Bank Digital Currency

Mastercard Tapped to Issue Prepaid Cards Linked to Bahamas’ Central Bank Digital Currency

Mastercard has partnered with the Central Bank of The Bahamas and Island Pay to issue prepaid cards that would allow people of Bahamas to instantly convert the Bahamas’ CBDC to cash during purchases.

Cardano (ADA) Price Analysis - March 31, 2021

Cardano (ADA) Price Analysis - March 31, 2021

Cardano will achieve another milestone through the upcoming Alonzo Hard Fork-creating an entire ecosystem of Defi projects centered on Cardano.

Cardano Releases New Daedalus Wallet for the Shelley Testnet Ahead of Shelley Hard Fork

Cardano Releases New Daedalus Wallet for the Shelley Testnet Ahead of Shelley Hard Fork

Input Output (IOHK), the blockchain engineering company behind Cardano has released the new Daedalus wallet for the Shelley testnet, less than a week after the Cardano Virtual Summit.

Ebang's Ebonex To Launch Crypto-Linked Card Through Partnership With Mastercard

Ebang's Ebonex To Launch Crypto-Linked Card Through Partnership With Mastercard

Ebang has continued to build its brand within the crypto sector. The China-based maker of crypto mining machines recently launched its crypto exchange, Ebonex, which continues to grow.

XRP Tanks Below Major Support Levels as Cardano (ADA) Climbs Higher

XRP Tanks Below Major Support Levels as Cardano (ADA) Climbs Higher

A deep dive into XRP and Cardano price actions for today - While XRP is down, ADA is seeing gains.

Visa Approves Australian Startup CryptoSpend to Issue Debit Cards in Cryptos

Visa Approves Australian Startup CryptoSpend to Issue Debit Cards in Cryptos

The world's leading payment giant Visa approves the Australian startup CryptoSpend to issue debit cards for its customers to consume through cryptocurrencies.

Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson Addresses an Alleged ADA Scam in China

Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson Addresses an Alleged ADA Scam in China

Scammers are capitalizing on the recent success of Cardano’s native altcoin, ADA, and using it for their own personal gain. For the first time in over a year, ADA has moved above $0.10, and has picked up by over 200 percent.

Pan-African Crypto Exchange Yellow Card raises $40M in Series B Funding Round

Pan-African Crypto Exchange Yellow Card raises $40M in Series B Funding Round

The round was led by Polychain Capital. The significance of the funding raise, especially in the ongoing market downturn, reflects the level of business confidence expressed by new and existing investors.

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Enters Epoch 3 With Two Major Milestones Accomplished

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Enters Epoch 3 With Two Major Milestones Accomplished

The Cardano Shelley mainnet has already reached two significant milestones ahead of epoch 3 — reaching the target of 1,000 registered stake pools and having the first block produced by an external party other than Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) and Emurgo.

BitCard® and Blackhawk Network (BHN) to Offer Bitcoin Gift Cards at Select U.S. Retailers

BitCard® and Blackhawk Network (BHN) to Offer Bitcoin Gift Cards at Select U.S. Retailers

BitCard® has announced a new relationship with Blackhawk Network (BHN), one of the world's leaders in branded payment technology. Through this groundbreaking commercial relationship, BitCard® will offer its Bitcoin Gift Card at select U.S. retailers in BHN's vast network of retailers and B2B channels.

Charles Hoskinson: Elon Musk Could Have an Opinion on the Cardano Network with its Delegated Democracy Governance Model

Charles Hoskinson: Elon Musk Could Have an Opinion on the Cardano Network with its Delegated Democracy Governance Model

Input Output (IOHK) CEO and founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson recently discussed the future of governance on the Cardano network in his YouTube video. The problem with governance is when large actors are able to decide, they could transform a protocol into something that would preserve the monopolies they already have.

Donald Trump's NFT Success Unveils Former President's Crypto Ventures

Donald Trump's NFT Success Unveils Former President's Crypto Ventures

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has made significant strides in the NFT market, as revealed in a recent financial disclosure form submitted to the Office of Government Ethics.

Mastercard VP On Blockchain, Digital Assets and CBDC: “Everything Ends in Transactions and Payments”

Mastercard VP On Blockchain, Digital Assets and CBDC: “Everything Ends in Transactions and Payments”

Ashok Venkateswaran, Mastercard’s Blockchain and Digital Assets Lead, Asia Pacific shares insights on the payment giant's new blockchain and digital initiatives.

Cardano’s Project Catalyst: Building a Decentralized Financial System to Remove "Top-Down" Governance

Cardano’s Project Catalyst: Building a Decentralized Financial System to Remove "Top-Down" Governance

In order to fulfill the final components for Cardano’s Voltaire, including its evolution into a self-sustainable blockchain, IOHK introduced a new experimental treasury system combining proposal and voting procedures — Project Catalyst.

Blockchain.com Accepts Visa Debit Cards for Crypto Payment

Blockchain.com Accepts Visa Debit Cards for Crypto Payment

Blockchain.com has launched Visa debit cards to enable users to spend from their crypto balances free of charge, with the opportunity to gain cryptocurrency rewards.

Nexo Launches Crypto-Backed Credit Cards in Europe in Partnership With Mastercard

Nexo Launches Crypto-Backed Credit Cards in Europe in Partnership With Mastercard

Digital assets platform Nexo has inked a deal with Mastercard and DiPocket to launch crypto cards that will allow its customers in Europe to spend digital currencies without touching their funds.

Is Ethereum the Future of DeFi? Scalability and Cost Issues Open Door for Cardano and Polkadot

Is Ethereum the Future of DeFi? Scalability and Cost Issues Open Door for Cardano and Polkadot

As Ethereum continues to struggle with scalability and cost—traders continue to question the limitations of the Ethereum network and whether it really is the future of Defi.

Cardano ADA Price to See Upside Potential as Metadata Transactions Ready for Goguen

Cardano ADA Price to See Upside Potential as Metadata Transactions Ready for Goguen

Cardano’s founder, Charles Hoskison recently announced new details about the protocol’s next phase, Goguen.

Top Coins to Watch This Week: BTC, ADA and LRC

Top Coins to Watch This Week: BTC, ADA and LRC

The trend set by digital currencies has given a new leap to many cryptos and here are those picked out to watch this week.

Cardano Will Outperform Ethereum 2.0 in DeFi Says Hoskinson as ADA Price Surges

Cardano Will Outperform Ethereum 2.0 in DeFi Says Hoskinson as ADA Price Surges

CEO Charles Hoskinson doubts the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade will result in higher throughput, better scalability, and more security highlighting Cardano’s superior design for DeFi.

Anticipation for Cardano’s Mary Upgrade Grows as It Is Hours from Launching – Here’s What You Need to Know

Anticipation for Cardano’s Mary Upgrade Grows as It Is Hours from Launching – Here’s What You Need to Know

Cardano’s blockchain upgrade, dubbed Mary, is set to go live today at 21:44 UTC.

Cardano’s Project Catalyst Voting App Now Available on Google Play Store

Cardano’s Project Catalyst Voting App Now Available on Google Play Store

Cardano’s Project Catalyst voting app has now been published on the Google Play store. This marks a huge step for the Cardano network.

ADA Price Surges to $0.50 as Cardano Inches Closer to DeFi with Mary Hard Fork

ADA Price Surges to $0.50 as Cardano Inches Closer to DeFi with Mary Hard Fork

The ADA token price is up nearly 50% this week as Cardano inches closer to DeFi following the blockchain’s successful Mary hard fork upgrade.

Is Cardano (ADA)'s Addition to the Bloomberg Terminal a Bullish Signal?

Is Cardano (ADA)'s Addition to the Bloomberg Terminal a Bullish Signal?

On March 15, Cardano was added to the Bloomberg terminal list of support assets.

Cardano's Vasil Upgrade is Finally Complete

Cardano's Vasil Upgrade is Finally Complete

Cardano’s much-awaited Vasil upgrade will enable increased network capacity, higher throughput, and lower transaction costs on the peer-reviewed, proof-of-stake blockchain platform.

Coinbase's NFT Platform to Allow Purchase With Credit & Debit Cards

Coinbase's NFT Platform to Allow Purchase With Credit & Debit Cards

Following its new partnership with Mastercard, Coinbase Global Inc will start allowing users to buy NFTs with credit cards and debit cards.

Cardano Elbows Ripple to Take 6th Position, Thanks to Heightened Development Activity

Cardano Elbows Ripple to Take 6th Position, Thanks to Heightened Development Activity

Cardano (ADA) has been scaling the heights because it is now the sixth-largest cryptocurrency after dethroning Ripple (XRP) with a market capitalization of $20.71 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

Institutional Exchange Bakk Launches Crypto Debit Card

Institutional Exchange Bakk Launches Crypto Debit Card

U.S. Institutional Exchange Bakkt launches a new virtual Visa debit card named “Bakkt Card” for retail purchases in terms of crypto transactions.

Ethereum Killers: Emerging Smart Contract Platforms to Rival ETH Dominance

Ethereum Killers: Emerging Smart Contract Platforms to Rival ETH Dominance

While Ethereum dominance in decentralized finance (DeFi) cannot be denied, rival smart contract platforms the Ethereum Killers note significant value growth as well.

Binance to Bolster Crypto Utility With New Cashback Feature

Binance to Bolster Crypto Utility With New Cashback Feature

Binance Exchange, the world’s largest digital currency trading platform by volume has unveiled its new crypto cashback program for all Binance Card holders

Coinbase Becomes the First Crypto Firm to Be Awarded Visa Principal Membership

Coinbase Becomes the First Crypto Firm to Be Awarded Visa Principal Membership

Coinbase has just announced to have been approved as Visa principal member. The partnership will make it easier for consumers to spend their cryptocurrencies around the world leveraging Visa's global network.

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Code Launch at Virtual Summit Could be a Catalyst for ADA Price Rally

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Code Launch at Virtual Summit Could be a Catalyst for ADA Price Rally

Prior to the bearish slump, Cardano’s ADA cryptocurrency has risen around 50% since late May 2020, in light of the news of its Shelley upgrade. The Shelley mainnet is a decentralized network of community nodes operating on a proof-of-stake consensus protocol, with less central governance coming from the developers.

Over 50% Consumers in Latin America Conduct Crypto Transactions, Survey Suggests

Over 50% Consumers in Latin America Conduct Crypto Transactions, Survey Suggests

Attributed to convenience and flexibility, crypto adoption in Latin America is increasing, according to a study by payments giant Mastercard.

Cardano(ADA) Price Analysis – Feb 19,2021

Cardano(ADA) Price Analysis – Feb 19,2021

How is Cardano (ADA) performing on the market this week?

Cryptocurrency Detective ZachXBT Uncovers Unusual ETH Withdrawals for MTG Cards

Cryptocurrency Detective ZachXBT Uncovers Unusual ETH Withdrawals for MTG Cards

ZachXBT's analysis of cryptocurrency transactions involving the withdrawal of over 11,200 ETH, equivalent to $25 million, raises questions about the source and intent of these funds.

Charles Hoskinson Proposes Solution to Fix Twitter’s Problem, Taking Digital Identity to the Blockchain Age

Charles Hoskinson Proposes Solution to Fix Twitter’s Problem, Taking Digital Identity to the Blockchain Age

With the recent Twitter hack, implicating individuals including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, and a few others, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson spoke about the issue in his most recent Whiteboard video.

Mastercard Expands Consulting Services to Crypto

Mastercard Expands Consulting Services to Crypto

Mastercard Inc is expanding its consulting services and is making commitments to a number of innovations in the cryptocurrencies market.

Alchemy Pay Bolsters Hong Kong's Crypto Infrastructure with Enhanced Virtual Card Services

Alchemy Pay Bolsters Hong Kong's Crypto Infrastructure with Enhanced Virtual Card Services

Alchemy Pay enhances Hong Kong's crypto infrastructure by adding new BINs for its Crypto Virtual Card, aligning with the region's evolving regulatory landscape and advancing global crypto payment solutions.

Exclusive: Liberal Society Comes with Friendly Crypto Regulations

Exclusive: Liberal Society Comes with Friendly Crypto Regulations

As a veteran lawyer in technology, Nathan Kaiser of Cardano Foundation shares his insights in identifying countries with friendly crypto jurisdictions. He also examined how different jurisdictions affect both on-chain and off-chain governance.

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Set to Launch, ADA Price Predictions are High

Cardano’s Shelley Mainnet Set to Launch, ADA Price Predictions are High

The third-generation blockchain Cardano is making some promising strides with its development plan as it matures into its more decentralized “Shelley Era.”

Mastercard Partners with 3 Firms to Launch First Crypto-Linked Payment Cards in Asia Pacific

Mastercard Partners with 3 Firms to Launch First Crypto-Linked Payment Cards in Asia Pacific

Mastercard said that it has cooperated with three well-known digital asset companies in the Asia-Pacific region to launch a Mastercard payment card funded by cryptocurrency.

Mastercard Launches NFT-Gated Artist Accelerator Program

Mastercard Launches NFT-Gated Artist Accelerator Program

Mastercard announced a new artist accelerator program, which is NFT-gated and only accessible to holders of its Mastercard Music Pass NFT. The program is a collaboration with Polygon and offers free access to educational materials, unique AI tools, and other experiences.

Mastercard Reveals to Develop CBDC as The Private Payment Provider

Mastercard Reveals to Develop CBDC as The Private Payment Provider

Digital payment Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach expresses his strong support for CBDC on the Q3 earnings conference call.

South Korea Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency, Credit Card Purchases Banned

South Korea Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency, Credit Card Purchases Banned

South Korea intensifies crypto regulations in 2023, targeting illicit flows and tightening credit card use for crypto purchases.

Binance Launches Crypto Prepaid Card in Argentina through Partnership with Mastercard

Binance Launches Crypto Prepaid Card in Argentina through Partnership with Mastercard

Binance has rolled out its first crypto card in Argentina. The exchange plans to expand the service to other Latin American nations, including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

Cardano and COTI Partnership Is Bearing Fruit

Cardano and COTI Partnership Is Bearing Fruit

Top-five cryptocurrency Cardano (ADA) has experienced some freakish momentum of late, crossing the dollar threshold to approach an all-time high set three years ago. Amazingly, ADA gained 650% in less than two months prior to the latest correction, making it one of the best-performing altcoins in the market.

Cardano (ADA) Price Surges Over 75 Percent as the Crypto Becomes the 8th Largest by Market Cap

Cardano (ADA) Price Surges Over 75 Percent as the Crypto Becomes the 8th Largest by Market Cap

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) the blockchain development company behind the Cardano blockchain has recently released updates for Goguen, its next phase.

Tetra Partners with Kiln to Enhance Staking Service Including Ethereum and Solana

Tetra Partners with Kiln to Enhance Staking Service Including Ethereum and Solana

Tetra Trust partners with Kiln to expand staking services on major PoS blockchains, including Ethereum and Solana, enhancing digital asset management in Canada.

Cardano to be Integrated with Wolfram Alpha’s Technology to Build Advanced Smart Contracts

Cardano to be Integrated with Wolfram Alpha’s Technology to Build Advanced Smart Contracts

Cardano has recently announced that it will be integrating with Wolfram Alpha, the world’s largest answer computing engine.

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Countdown Has Begun, Tests Have Been Positive So Far

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Countdown Has Begun, Tests Have Been Positive So Far

Cardano founder Charles Hoskison announced today that IOHK’s Director of DevOps Samuel Leathers has initiated the update proposal for Cardano’s Shelley hard fork. The countdown for the long-awaited Shelley hard fork on Cardano’s main network has begun and will take five days, as scheduled on July 29.

Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson: Accountability of Funding from Voltaire Does Not Need to be Centralized

Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson: Accountability of Funding from Voltaire Does Not Need to be Centralized

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson recently explained in a video update regarding the accountability of the funding from Voltaire, its governance era.

Altcoins React Negatively to XRP News While BTC Holds Still—Are We Close to an Altseason Yet?

Altcoins React Negatively to XRP News While BTC Holds Still—Are We Close to an Altseason Yet?

Some analysts believe that while Bitcoin was not moved by the XRP news, most of the major altcoins may have been affected.

Mastercard Uses AI to Combat Real-Time Payment Scams

Mastercard Uses AI to Combat Real-Time Payment Scams

Mastercard has introduced a brand new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution with the intention of assisting financial institutions in combating payment fraud and scams in real time, ahead of any potential monetary abuses.

Mastercard Launches Web3 Musician Accelerator With Polygon

Mastercard Launches Web3 Musician Accelerator With Polygon

Mastercard launched a Polygon-based accelerator program for Web3 artists. Five international performers will be mentored by the business to establish their Web3 music brands. For those not chosen for the program, Mastercard is offering the Mastercard Music Pass NFT collection.

Mastercard Onboards Ava Labs as Part of Start Path Crypto Program

Mastercard Onboards Ava Labs as Part of Start Path Crypto Program

American payment services firm Mastercard has onboarded Avalanche blockchain creator Ava Labs as part of its Start Path Crypto Program.

Copper.Co Hires Mastercard’s Tim Neill as New Chief Risk Officer

Copper.Co Hires Mastercard’s Tim Neill as New Chief Risk Officer

The new appointment of Neill will enable Copper.co to realize the full potential of its crypto offerings to fuel a more equitable financial system alongside innovation and economic growth.

HK-based Spending App Offers Crypto Rebate for Customers

HK-based Spending App Offers Crypto Rebate for Customers

A local spending startup, Bloom pairs with cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin to offer token rebates and bring a gamified retail experience to their clients.

Charles Hoskinson to Airdrop Kanye Coin and Pierce Coin to Demonstrate Cardano’s Multi-Asset Standard

Charles Hoskinson to Airdrop Kanye Coin and Pierce Coin to Demonstrate Cardano’s Multi-Asset Standard

With just one more day to go with the availability of participants being able to interact with the Shelley mainnet launched on June, 30; Charles Hoskinson, the founder, and CEO of Input Output (IOHK), the blockchain engineering firm behind the Cardano blockchain, took it to his “Ask me anything” (AMA) session on Youtube, addressing the recent news on the US Presidential candidates, Kanye West and Brock Pierce.

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Successful, Network on its Way to Become the World’s Financial Operating System

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Successful, Network on its Way to Become the World’s Financial Operating System

Cardano’s second developmental phase, Shelley has been successfully launched, the hard fork was successful in transforming Cardano into the Shelley era from Byron.The hard fork took Cardano from its Byron era to Shelley, to enable the network to become more decentralized and autonomous.

Vodafone Follows PayPal and Visa to Leave Facebook's Libra Association

Vodafone Follows PayPal and Visa to Leave Facebook's Libra Association

Maybe what Facebook is not doing right that costs it to lose founding partners? Breaking news shows that Facebook’s Libra has lost another member of its council. This time round, Vodafone has confirmed to have left Libra Association.

Web3.0 Game Startup Wildcard Alliance Pulls $46M in Series A Funding

Web3.0 Game Startup Wildcard Alliance Pulls $46M in Series A Funding

Wildcard Alliance, a new Web3.0 gaming startup has raised $46 million in a Series A funding round led by Paradigm Capital.

Mastercard Collaborates with Bakkt to Expand Encryption Solutions & Join Loyalty Program

Mastercard Collaborates with Bakkt to Expand Encryption Solutions & Join Loyalty Program

Payment giant Mastercard cooperates with the U.S. Institutional Exchange Bakkt by expanding integrated cryptocurrency solutions and payment services.

Venmo Lets Credit Cardholders to Convert Cash Back to Cryptocurrency

Venmo Lets Credit Cardholders to Convert Cash Back to Cryptocurrency

Venmo has expanded its crypto offering with a new feature that allows credit cardholders to automatically buy crypto assets using their cash back rewards.

Bitcoin Mild Volatility Lower than the Other Leading Cryptocurrencies in 2021

Bitcoin Mild Volatility Lower than the Other Leading Cryptocurrencies in 2021

Crypto analytic firm CryptoCompare acknowledged that BTC’s volatility had been relatively lower compared to other leading cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and Cardano (ADA).

Cardano Holds Upside Momentum as It Faces $1.49 Resistance Zone

Cardano Holds Upside Momentum as It Faces $1.49 Resistance Zone

Indicators signal the resistance of Cardano (ADA) is decreasing as the price of ADA is in a slow uptrend against the US dollar.

Cardano's Goguen Rollout Could Directly Compete with Ethereum with its New Smart Contract Implementation

Cardano's Goguen Rollout Could Directly Compete with Ethereum with its New Smart Contract Implementation

Cardano’s Goguen era, which marks the next period after Shelley, will be the era of implementing smart contracts and enabling decentralized applications (Dapps) on the network. The Goguen era is Cardano’s third development phase, which is expected to start in the third quarter of 2020 with the release of its testnet.

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano founder and IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson recently announced in his YouTube video that the current roadmap for the Shelley hard fork will be going according to plan, scheduled on July 29, 2020.

Mastercard Launches Web3 Solution for Crypto Verification

Mastercard Launches Web3 Solution for Crypto Verification

Mastercard has launched a new Web3 solution called "Mastercard Crypto Credential" aimed at enhancing user verification standards in the digital asset space. The solution is designed to provide a unique identifier to users, enabling them to instantly verify that an address they want to send funds to has been vetted by Mastercard and has been operating in compliance with the firm's standards. The solution will support compliance through the exchange of metadata and help reduce the opportunities for bad actors.

Cardano Now the Biggest Proof-of-Stake Network as ADA Flips Polkadot (DOT) to Become 7th Top Crypto

Cardano Now the Biggest Proof-of-Stake Network as ADA Flips Polkadot (DOT) to Become 7th Top Crypto

The total amount staked on Cardano (ADA) has officially surpassed that on Polkadot (DOT), making Cardano the largest proof-of-stake network as of now.

Cardano Introduces Two Devnets to Enable Any Developer to Build Smart Contracts and Dapps

Cardano Introduces Two Devnets to Enable Any Developer to Build Smart Contracts and Dapps

IOHK, recently announced that they have introduced two new development environments enabling developers to write smart contracts for Cardano.

Mastercard Enhances Crypto Wallet and Exchange Business

Mastercard Enhances Crypto Wallet and Exchange Business

Payment giant Mastercard announced Tuesday to enhance its function and experiment for cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges to their clients. The card issuer cooperates with multiple crypto enterprises to convert crypto and traditional fiat money more accessible.

Mastercard, BitOasis Roll Out Crypto-Linked Cards in the MENA Region

Mastercard, BitOasis Roll Out Crypto-Linked Cards in the MENA Region

Payment giant Mastercard has inked a deal with Middle East-based cryptocurrency exchange BitOasis to establish a series of crypto card programs aimed at boosting daily cryptocurrency usage in the Middle East & North Africa region.

Cardano Records Over 100 Smart Contracts Following Alonzo Upgrade

Cardano Records Over 100 Smart Contracts Following Alonzo Upgrade

Cardano has records more than 100 smart contracts launched on the blockchain as the Alonzo upgrade goes live.

Mexico Turns Bitcoin Development Down after Billionaire’s Crypto Pitch

Mexico Turns Bitcoin Development Down after Billionaire’s Crypto Pitch

Central Bank of Mexico (Banco de México) and other regulatory watchdogs issued a statement prohibiting financial institutions from conducting transactions by virtual cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Market Roundup: Top Earners and Losers for Today

Crypto Market Roundup: Top Earners and Losers for Today

Cardano and The Graph are the top gainers today, while the performance of Shiba Inu and IoTex hit the worst to become the biggest losers today.

Bitcoin Outperforms Ethereum and Cardano as the Crypto Market Recovers

Bitcoin Outperforms Ethereum and Cardano as the Crypto Market Recovers

As the top three cryptocurrencies continue on their recovery, Bitcoin appears to be showing more impressive momentum than ETH and ADA.

Bitcoin Flips Visa Again

Bitcoin Flips Visa Again

Bitcoin (BTC) market valuation surpassed Visa's after a near 50% price increase in 2023. BTC has "flipped" the payment giant three times.

Trump NFTs Generate Over $1.2M in Trading Volume

Trump NFTs Generate Over $1.2M in Trading Volume

Former US President Donald Trump's digital non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards were launched on Polygon, with 38,001 minted at $99 each. The collection generated over $1.2 million in trading volume, with a 10% creator fee generating over $100,000. The initial subscription also generated $3.76 million in revenue. Meanwhile, Big Tech firm Meta has allowed teens to use its virtual reality app Horizon Worlds, and Nike launched its first NFT collection through its Web3 community platform. The Smurfs are also set to launch a new collection of NFTs on The Smurfs' Society.

Mastercard's Dynamic Yield Launches AI-Driven Shopping Muse to Enhance Online Retail

Mastercard's Dynamic Yield Launches AI-Driven Shopping Muse to Enhance Online Retail

Mastercard's Dynamic Yield has introduced "Shopping Muse," an AI-driven personal retail assistant tool, enhancing its digital personalization and AI portfolio to provide personalized product recommendations and meet evolving retail industry demands.

Charles Hoskinson Introduces “Multisig Pledging” to Level the Playing Field for Small Cardano Stake Pools

Charles Hoskinson Introduces “Multisig Pledging” to Level the Playing Field for Small Cardano Stake Pools

Charles Hoskinson recently revealed details about the current development state of Cardano’s different eras, including Shelley, Goguen, Basho and Voltaire.

Mastercard Survey Suggests that Consumer Appetite for Cryptocurrency Payments Is Surging

Mastercard Survey Suggests that Consumer Appetite for Cryptocurrency Payments Is Surging

Mastercard released a report on May 4 that revealed that there is a growing demand for digital payments.

Cardano Working With SA Blockchain Alliance to Free African Enterprise from Politically Entrenched Legacy Banking Systems

Cardano Working With SA Blockchain Alliance to Free African Enterprise from Politically Entrenched Legacy Banking Systems

The Cardano Foundation has partnered with the South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA) in a bid to expand blockchain adoption and bring financial inclusion to the country of 59 million.

Crypto.Com Secures EMI License to Offer Bank Transfers to Maltase Customers

Crypto.Com Secures EMI License to Offer Bank Transfers to Maltase Customers

Crypto.com has obtained a license to operate in Malta, expanding its international footprint for its global money transfer services.

Cardano’s ADA Becomes Third Largest Cryptocurrency by Market Capitalization

Cardano’s ADA Becomes Third Largest Cryptocurrency by Market Capitalization

Cardano’s ADA has become the third largest crypto asset by market cap.

Cardano Addresses Fake ADA Giveaway Claims on YouTube

Cardano Addresses Fake ADA Giveaway Claims on YouTube

Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson has once again come forward to address the issue of cryptocurrency scams targeting his ADA empire and has been quick to refute any associations phishers made with the Cardano Foundation.

Russian Intelligence are Hiding Embezzler and Former Wirecard COO in Belarus

Russian Intelligence are Hiding Embezzler and Former Wirecard COO in Belarus

Jan Marsalek promptly disappeared shortly after undertaking an investigation for the Wirecard missing funds - which he claimed would clear him of any wrongdoing. However, new evidence suggests that he never made it to the Philippines at all, but has been in hiding with the help of the FSB, a Russian intelligence agency.

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Has Crossed the Threshold of No Return, Plans for Goguen in October

Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork Has Crossed the Threshold of No Return, Plans for Goguen in October

Cardano’s Shelley hard fork has crossed the threshold of no return, where the system will automatically upgrade at the end of the current epoch, on July 29. IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson announced in a live stream on YouTube: “The hard fork is a go, and we’re marching towards it. The Shelley era will begin on Wednesday.”

Taiwan Moves to Ban the use of Credit Cards to Acquire Cryptocurrency

Taiwan Moves to Ban the use of Credit Cards to Acquire Cryptocurrency

Taiwan through its Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has moved to ban the use of credit cards in purchasing cryptocurrencies

Overthrowing Bitcoin? Charles Hoskinson Says Cardano Set to Become the Next Best Crypto

Overthrowing Bitcoin? Charles Hoskinson Says Cardano Set to Become the Next Best Crypto

In his latest Periscope video, Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano, once again emphasizes that the smart contract platform would become technologically superior to leading networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum or any other blockchain in the industry this year.

Web2 and Web3 tools are merging as crypto-backed debit cards

Web2 and Web3 tools are merging as crypto-backed debit cards

The Bit2Me card supports eight cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, ADA, and SOL, with more anticipated later this year.

Reap Leverages Fireblocks to Enable Crypto Repayments with the Reap Card

Reap Leverages Fireblocks to Enable Crypto Repayments with the Reap Card

Reap, the global fintech company powering expense management through the industry first Reap Visa Corporate Card (“Reap Card”) platform, launches industry-leading innovation by including cryptocurrency repayments functionality for the Web3 industry. Together with the Reap Card, Reap is offering expense management software that will enable web3 companies to settle their fiat payments with cryptocurrencies.

Fasset to Drive Financial Inclusion in Indonesia with Mastercard

Fasset to Drive Financial Inclusion in Indonesia with Mastercard

Digital assets-based fintech startup Fasset Technologies has partnered with payments giant Mastercard to drive financial inclusion in Indonesia.

Wirex Moves on From Defunct Wirecard, Secures New Partnership with Railsbank

Wirex Moves on From Defunct Wirecard, Secures New Partnership with Railsbank

Crypto service provider Wirex has moved on from Wirecard,. The company has secured a new partnership with Railsbank

Cardano EUTXO Blockchain Upgrade Will Combine the Best Of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cardano EUTXO Blockchain Upgrade Will Combine the Best Of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cardano founder Charles Hoskins recently shared a file on his Twitter feed that outlined how the upcoming Goguen update will implement smart contracts using an extended UTXO purported to offer the best features of both the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchain record keeping models.

Vitalik Buterin Holds Taiwan Employment Gold Card

Vitalik Buterin Holds Taiwan Employment Gold Card

Vitalik Buterin holds a Taiwan Employment Gold Card, integrating work, residence, and travel permits. Valid for 1-3 years, it simplifies processes for global professionals in Taiwan.

Cardano Successfully Changes K Parameter to 500, Blocks Assigned to Community Pools Increased by 6%

Cardano Successfully Changes K Parameter to 500, Blocks Assigned to Community Pools Increased by 6%

Cardano has successfully changed its k parameter to 500, from 150 on Dec. 6, as announced by IOHK, the development company behind the Cardano blockchain.

Mastercard Pulls Russian Banks from its Payment Network

Mastercard Pulls Russian Banks from its Payment Network

American payment services giant Mastercard has cut off Russian financial institutions from its payment network.

Cardano Chief Says He's Not Retiring Anytime Soon

Cardano Chief Says He's Not Retiring Anytime Soon

Amid a wave of resignation, Cardano's Charles Hoskinson said he is not retiring soon

Exmo Trading Platform Stops Services in Russia, Belarus & Kazakhstan

Exmo Trading Platform Stops Services in Russia, Belarus & Kazakhstan

Cryptocurrency trading platform Exmo has announced it will stop serving traders and customers from Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

Crypto Market Recovers Slightly but Addresses Still in Loss

Crypto Market Recovers Slightly but Addresses Still in Loss

Despite the obvious cryptocurrency gains seen in the market today, the road to full recovery and profit-taking is still far.

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Says Layer 2 Scaling Solution Has ‘Basically’ Succeeded

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Says Layer 2 Scaling Solution Has ‘Basically’ Succeeded

Ethereum has been seeing an upward trend, and demand may increase further in anticipation of the upcoming ETH 2.0 update expected in Q3 2020. Ethereum is scheduled to undergo a major change of its consensus mechanism, transitioning from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Ethereum has been expecting its scaling to occur for some time, and according to Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin, it could already be happening. Vitalik Buterin recently tweeted that the Ethereum blockchain network’s “layer 2 strategy has basically succeeded.”

Ethereum Uncovers Blockchain Bugs to Stabilize Medalla Testnet

Ethereum Uncovers Blockchain Bugs to Stabilize Medalla Testnet

Ethereum developers discussed the technical issues that went wrong during the launch of Medalla testnet and that could have been improved to make the release smoother.

Cardano CEO Getting a OneCoin Vibe from Federal Reserve's 'Infinite Cash' Statement

Cardano CEO Getting a OneCoin Vibe from Federal Reserve's 'Infinite Cash' Statement

In an interview given to CBS's 60 Minutes on March 22, 2020, Neel Kashkari, the President of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis made a controversial remark on being asked how the state would deal if the situation like 2008 financial crisis would come again due the Coronavirus outbreak.

Mastercard Attains CipherTrace to Boost Security and Fraud Detection in the Crypto Ecosystem

Mastercard Attains CipherTrace to Boost Security and Fraud Detection in the Crypto Ecosystem

Payment giant Mastercard announced the acquisition of CipherTrace to offer businesses powerful intelligence about the crypto economy as digital assets continue becoming more intertwined with daily activities.

Cardano Announces Shelley Mainnet Launch for a More Secure and Fully Decentralized Future Leading to the “Voltaire” Era

Cardano Announces Shelley Mainnet Launch for a More Secure and Fully Decentralized Future Leading to the “Voltaire” Era

The blockchain engineering company behind Cardano, Input-Output (IOHK) announced in a blog post that the Shelley code was successfully implemented in Cardano’s mainnet. This announcement marks the biggest upgrade to the Cardano blockchain so far, with the deployment of the Shelley code confirmed to have been successfully released on the mainnet on June 30.

Mastercard Launches New Crypto Program for Start-ups

Mastercard Launches New Crypto Program for Start-ups

Payment giant Mastercard announced Tuesday to kick off a new program for start-up companies to support the development in cryptocurrency and blockchain industries.

IOHK Chief Scientist Discusses the Advantages of Cardano's Rewards Sharing Scheme

IOHK Chief Scientist Discusses the Advantages of Cardano's Rewards Sharing Scheme

Chief Scientist of IOHK and Cardano project owner Aggelos Kiayias thinks that decentralization may be Cardano's most important goal.

Cardano Forest to Become a Reality Atop the Achieved Funding Milestone

Cardano Forest to Become a Reality Atop the Achieved Funding Milestone

Cardano’s plans to become a climate-positive blockchain network are getting closer to being fulfilled as it has met the funding target for its Cardano Global Impact Challenge.

PayPal Xoom Offers Debit Card Deposit Cross-Border Remittance

PayPal Xoom Offers Debit Card Deposit Cross-Border Remittance

US Paypal customers may send money straight to Visa debit card holders via Xoom. 25 nations, including the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam, have the feature. The typical wire transfer takes five working days, yet users may access cash in minutes.

Cardano (ADA) Spikes by 20% as Coinbase Pro Adds Support for ADA on its Platform

Cardano (ADA) Spikes by 20% as Coinbase Pro Adds Support for ADA on its Platform

Cardano (ADA) will be made available on Coinbase Pro starting March 18, at 9 am Pacific Time.

Cardano Breaks Correlation with Bitcoin Price with Recent Partnership with Coinbase and Shelley Mainnet Launch

Cardano Breaks Correlation with Bitcoin Price with Recent Partnership with Coinbase and Shelley Mainnet Launch

Cardano recently partnered with Coinbase Custody to allow ADA holders to stake and store their funds in a secure cold wallet. The launch is expected in Q4 of 2020, once the staking rewards on Cardano’s Shelley mainnet becomes available.

Top 3 Altcoins to Watch This Week: ETH, MATIC, and ADA

Top 3 Altcoins to Watch This Week: ETH, MATIC, and ADA

The underlisted three tokens should be watched as the broader market keeps watch as the Ethereum blockchain transitions from the Proof-of-Work (PoW) model to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) version

Mastercard Launches Virtual Platform to Help Governments Test CBDCs

Mastercard Launches Virtual Platform to Help Governments Test CBDCs

Payment giant Mastercard has unveiled a virtual platform that will enable central banks to assess and explore Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

Russian Banks Seeks Help from China's UnionPay amid Crackdown from Mastercard & Visa

Russian Banks Seeks Help from China's UnionPay amid Crackdown from Mastercard & Visa

In a bid to mitigate the strain on the users of these payment service providers, the Russian Central Bank said some of its indigenous financial institutions are looking at integrating UnionPay.

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Wirex has become the first native cryptocurrency platform to be granted a principal membership license from credit giant Mastercard as part of their accelerated expansion into digital assets.

Cardano's ADA Soars by 18% and Hits New All-Time High - What's Next?

Cardano's ADA Soars by 18% and Hits New All-Time High - What's Next?

Cardano has achieved a major breakthrough of 18.05% in the past 24 hours and plans to achieve more and set a new all-time high of 1.55 today.

Mastercard Will Support Direct Cryptocurrency Payments on its Network this Year

Mastercard Will Support Direct Cryptocurrency Payments on its Network this Year

Mastercard Inc has disclosed that preparations are underway to start supporting some cryptocurrencies directly on its network by the end of the year.

China Identifies Cryptocurrency as a New form for Bribery and Corruption

China Identifies Cryptocurrency as a New form for Bribery and Corruption

The Chinese Association for the Study of Integrity and Legal Systems warns of new corruption forms in the digital era, recommending strengthened legislation, expanded bribery definitions, and improved digital enforcement infrastructure.

Cardano Blockchain to Stimulate Authenticity and Quality of Georgian Wine

Cardano Blockchain to Stimulate Authenticity and Quality of Georgian Wine

To boost Georgia’s global reputation as a leading wine producer, the Cardano Foundation has partnered with the nation’s wine agency to create a public and flexible trace solution powered by the Cardano blockchain.

Mastercard to Float New Compliance Product alongside CipherTrace

Mastercard to Float New Compliance Product alongside CipherTrace

Mastercard has partnered with its newly acquired subsidiary, CipherTrace, to launch a new product called Crypto Secure, helping banks assess the risk of crime associated with crypto merchants on its network.

Mastercard Amplifies Artist Exposure with Season 2 of Accelerator and Live Tour

Mastercard Amplifies Artist Exposure with Season 2 of Accelerator and Live Tour

Mastercard's Artist Accelerator enters its second season, collaborating with OnesToWatch to empower emerging artists with live tours and Web3 tech mentorship.

Cardano’s Vasil Hard Fork Upgrade Confirmed to Happen on September 22

Cardano’s Vasil Hard Fork Upgrade Confirmed to Happen on September 22

The Vasil upgrade promises to include improvements to the Plutus programming language as well as introducing greater scalability for lower transaction fees.

Cardano(ADA) Price Analysis – March 25,2021

Cardano(ADA) Price Analysis – March 25,2021

With the fall of Bitcoin, Cardano (ADA), as the fifth-largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $35,514,244,744, has also undergone a retracement.

Fintech Firm Bitlocus to Launch Crypto-Friendly Visa Debit Cards

Fintech Firm Bitlocus to Launch Crypto-Friendly Visa Debit Cards

The card will enable Bitlocus customers to transact their crypto holdings while also using the resulting funds anywhere Visa is accepted.

eToro and Robinhood Modify U.S. Cryptocurrency Offerings Amidst Regulatory Changes

eToro and Robinhood Modify U.S. Cryptocurrency Offerings Amidst Regulatory Changes

The global cryptocurrency landscape is witnessing significant shifts, with leading trading platforms, eToro and Robinhood, adjusting their U.S. cryptocurrency offerings. Both platforms are responding to the rapidly evolving regulatory environment in the United States, affecting popular cryptocurrencies such as Algorand (ALGO), Decentraland (MANA), Dash (DASH), Polygon (MATIC), Solana (SOL), and Cardano (ADA).

Cardano's New Algorithmic Stablecoin DJED

Cardano's New Algorithmic Stablecoin DJED

ADA, Cardano's native token, backs the algorithmic stablecoin, which is tied 1:1 to the US dollar.

Cardano’s Stake Pools Reached 700 Just Five Days after Successful Shelley Hard Fork

Cardano’s Stake Pools Reached 700 Just Five Days after Successful Shelley Hard Fork

Cardano’s Shelley hard fork was successfully launched on July 29, and within 8 hours, 267 stake pools have already registered. The Shelley hard fork took Cardano’s network into its second phase of development, succeeding the Byron era. The Shelley update enables Cardano to become more decentralized and autonomous.

Four Reasons Why Cardano’s ADA Price is Surging

Four Reasons Why Cardano’s ADA Price is Surging

Cardano’s cryptocurrency ADA has been on a tear this month, doubling in price since the start of February—here are four reasons why the ADA price is surging.

Cardano ADA Ecosystem Q2 2023: DeFi Growth, Stablecoins, and NFT Trends

Cardano ADA Ecosystem Q2 2023: DeFi Growth, Stablecoins, and NFT Trends

Cardano's Q2 2023 report by Messari highlights 34.9% stablecoin growth, DeFi expansion, and NFT trends, with promising developments in scaling solutions.

Binance Exchange Floats Fixed Investment Function

Binance Exchange Floats Fixed Investment Function

Binance has launched a new service that lets users automate their investment activities.

Mastercard CEO Says Crypto Has a Long Way to go Before Going Mainstream

Mastercard CEO Says Crypto Has a Long Way to go Before Going Mainstream

Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach says crypto has some hurdles to cross before going mainstream

Schiff Warns Against Bitcoin ETF Hype as Hoskinson Reacts

Schiff Warns Against Bitcoin ETF Hype as Hoskinson Reacts

Bitcoin critic Peter Schiff warns against Bitcoin ETFs due to limited utility and investment risks, causing Cardano's Charles Hoskinson to respond with humor, highlighting Schiff's early skepticism in 2024.

Cardano to Revolutionize the DeFi Industry with New Platform and Metadata for Transactions

Cardano to Revolutionize the DeFi Industry with New Platform and Metadata for Transactions

As Cardano’s rollout of its Goguen update is coming soon, IOHK has recently presented the latest developments of the network.

Exclusive: Does Forking Mechanism Allow for a Better Blockchain Governance Model?

Exclusive: Does Forking Mechanism Allow for a Better Blockchain Governance Model?

Nathan Kaiser, Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation and a long-time lawyer in the technology sector, shares his views on the crypto regulatory issues in different jurisdictions and blockchain governance. In particular, Nathan examines whether forking mechanism allows for a better blockchain governance and the reason why “blockchain governance = community governance”.

ADA Price Surges Over 100% As Cardano Goguen Update Set For March

ADA Price Surges Over 100% As Cardano Goguen Update Set For March

The ADA price surged by over 100% this week and with Cardano’s Goguen update and functional smart contract integration set for March, ADA’s price rally looks far from over

Mastercard Blockchain to Trace Produce for the Largest American Food Group

Mastercard Blockchain to Trace Produce for the Largest American Food Group

Mastercard is collaborating with Envisible, a supply-chain company, to allow the traceability of the origin of food products via Mastercard's blockchain-based Provenance Solution.

Three Altcoins To Watch This Week: 1INCH, ADA, and CAKE

Three Altcoins To Watch This Week: 1INCH, ADA, and CAKE

As the market prepares for a new week with unpredictable twists, 1INCH, Cardano and PancakeSwap are worth watching.

Solana Elbows Tether to 4th Position amid NFT Secondary Sales Clocking $500M

Solana Elbows Tether to 4th Position amid NFT Secondary Sales Clocking $500M

Days after flipping Cardano (ADA) to become the fifth top cryptocurrency, Solana (SOL) is not relenting in its quest to scale the heights because it has dethroned Tether (USDT) at the fourth position.

Mastercard's CBDC Initiative: Ripple Joins as Key Partner in Digital Currency Evolution

Mastercard's CBDC Initiative: Ripple Joins as Key Partner in Digital Currency Evolution

Mastercard launches a CBDC program with Ripple as a key partner, aiming to enhance digital currency interoperability and adoption globally.

Crypto Payment Provider Alchemy Pay to Launch Virtual Crypto-Linked Card Backed by Visa and Mastercard

Crypto Payment Provider Alchemy Pay to Launch Virtual Crypto-Linked Card Backed by Visa and Mastercard

The leading crypto payment technology provider Alchemy Pay (ACH) announced that it will launch the Virtual Crypto-Linked card, aiming to expand the scope of cryptocurrency payments to meet the growing demand for crypto-related card transactions.

Charles Hoskinson: Cardano’s New Voting System Will Make ADA the Most Valuable Cryptocurrency

Charles Hoskinson: Cardano’s New Voting System Will Make ADA the Most Valuable Cryptocurrency

IOHK, the blockchain engineering company behind the Cardano blockchain, will develop a voting system that will make its ecosystem hard fork resistant.

Mexican Billionaire To Accept BTC for His Banking Business

Mexican Billionaire To Accept BTC for His Banking Business

Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego endorsed the use of Bitcoin, saying his bank Banco Azteca will develop the first BTC banking business in Mexico.

African Crypto Exchange Yellow Card Taps VASP License in Botswana

African Crypto Exchange Yellow Card Taps VASP License in Botswana

Pan-African exchange Yellow Card has tapped the VASP license to operate in Botswana

Libra Association - Visa and MasterCard Have Second Thoughts

Libra Association - Visa and MasterCard Have Second Thoughts

Libra internal struggles. Visa and MasterCard consider leaving.

Crypto Exchange FTX Expands Visa Debit Card in 40 New Countries

Crypto Exchange FTX Expands Visa Debit Card in 40 New Countries

The move signals efforts by crypto and traditional financial networks to make digital assets become more mainstream.

Four Payment Operators Join in Suspending their Services in Russia amid Ukraine Crisis

Four Payment Operators Join in Suspending their Services in Russia amid Ukraine Crisis

Four payment operators announce to suspend their payment services in Russia following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Cardano Flags Suspicious Investment Claims of Individuals Posing as BTCNEXT Employees

Cardano Flags Suspicious Investment Claims of Individuals Posing as BTCNEXT Employees

The Cardano Foundation recently announced on their forum that they have received reports of suspicious claims from a group of individuals operating under the company BTCNEXT, a cryptocurrency exchange located in the Caribbean.

Cardano Integrated into University of Zurich’s 2021 Blockchain Curriculum

Cardano Integrated into University of Zurich’s 2021 Blockchain Curriculum

The University of Zurich has announced that a course on Cardano will be integrated into their 2021 Blockchain Curriculum.

Mastercard and GrainChain Bring Blockchain Provenance to Commodity Supply Chain in Americas

Mastercard and GrainChain Bring Blockchain Provenance to Commodity Supply Chain in Americas

Mastercard has announced a partnership with GrainChain, a blockchain-based supply chain management firm to enhance the commodity supply chain in the Americas

Cardano’s Allegra Hard Fork Scheduled for Next Week, Node Release 1.24.2 Successfully Deployed

Cardano’s Allegra Hard Fork Scheduled for Next Week, Node Release 1.24.2 Successfully Deployed

The next Cardano protocol update, which includes the hard fork combinator (HFC) event Allegra, will take place on Dec. 16.

Cardano Nodes Go Offline for Half an Hour

Cardano Nodes Go Offline for Half an Hour

Stake pool operators reported 50% of Cardano nodes disconnecting and restarting due to anomaly. Cardano's fintech business is investigating the anomaly's cause.

Cardano’s K Parameter to Change in Less Than a Week Could Trigger ADA Price Rally

Cardano’s K Parameter to Change in Less Than a Week Could Trigger ADA Price Rally

IOHKhas recently announced that they have successfully implemented a change to the Cardano blockchain, raising its k parameter from 150 to 500 on Dec. 6.

Cardano Deploys Allegra Hard Fork Seamlessly Through HFC Technology, ADA Rallies 12%

Cardano Deploys Allegra Hard Fork Seamlessly Through HFC Technology, ADA Rallies 12%

Cardano has successfully reached epoch 236, and with this new epoch, the network has gone through a protocol update, which includes the Allegra hard fork.

Mastercard to Enable Payments for NFTs, Web3

Mastercard to Enable Payments for NFTs, Web3

Mastercard has announced that the payment firm is working to enable NFT commerce with Immutable X, Candy Digital, The Sandbox, Mintable, Spring, Nifty Gateway, and Web3 infrastructure provider MoonPay.

Digital Currency Group Sells Shares in Subsidiary's Crypto Funds

Digital Currency Group Sells Shares in Subsidiary's Crypto Funds

As the crypto empire struggles, Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group has divested interests in Grayscale Investments funds.

Visa Joins Mastercard and PayPal in Turning Bullish for Crypto and Digital Currencies

Visa Joins Mastercard and PayPal in Turning Bullish for Crypto and Digital Currencies

Shortly after Mastercard showed its hand on its stance on cryptocurrency, Visa published a blog announcing that the payments giant is advancing its approach towards digital currency. PayPal was recently rumored to have partnered with Paxos to provide crypto trading services.

Cardano’s Shelley Hybrid Era: How Decentralized is the Cardano Network So Far?

Cardano’s Shelley Hybrid Era: How Decentralized is the Cardano Network So Far?

Cardano successfully launched Shelley on July 29, a move towards a more decentralized network, with over 800 stake pools registered on its network so far. Cardano also recently introduced Project Catalyst, its experimental treasury system for its decentralized voting and proposal procedures.

Cardano Partners With COTI To Enable Merchant Transactions via ADA Payment Gateway

Cardano Partners With COTI To Enable Merchant Transactions via ADA Payment Gateway

Cardano, an independent body, based in Zug, Switzerland just partnered with COTI, an enterprise-grade fintech platform, to create an ADA payment solution for merchants.

Cardano Becomes the 6th Largest Crypto as ADA Price Continues on Bullish Momentum

Cardano Becomes the 6th Largest Crypto as ADA Price Continues on Bullish Momentum

Cardano’s native crypto ADA has reached a two-year high on July 8, topping $0.138, up by 180 percent in the past 180 days. Cardano’s ADA cryptocurrency has been one of the top-performing tokens this year and has become the sixth-largest crypto. While its market capitalization remains lower than Bitcoin and Ethereum, Cardano’s ADA has surpassed Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV), which currently ranks the seventh.

Blockchain Technology can Radically Revamp Government Structures, Cardano Founder Says

Blockchain Technology can Radically Revamp Government Structures, Cardano Founder Says

Blockchain technology has the capability of revolutionizing government structures from the whelms of archaic processes to modern ones, according to Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson.

Mastercard Enables USDC Spending in Asia

Mastercard Enables USDC Spending in Asia

Mastercard has partnered with Stables to allow retail customers in the Asia-Pacific region to spend and save USDC through its network. Meanwhile, worldwide banking turmoil has not slowed the blending of traditional and decentralized finance (DeFi). Global payment provider Mastercard has expanded its partnership with the Australian stablecoin platform, Stables, to enable retail customers in the Asia-Pacific region to spend and save USDC anywhere Mastercard is accepted. The wallet will accept deposits in several stablecoins, including Tether (USDT) and Binance USD (BUSD), with all deposits automatically converted into USDC. This move comes as worldwide banking turmoil and regulatory crackdowns continue to impact the crypto space.

Chico Crypto Goes Head-to-Head with Cardano Founder on Smart Contracts

Chico Crypto Goes Head-to-Head with Cardano Founder on Smart Contracts

Crypto gets its first bout in the ring with well-known crypto YouTuber Tyler Swope aka Chico Crypto going head to head against Charles Hoskinson Founder of Cardano.

Mastercard Launches Web3 Crypto Solution

Mastercard Launches Web3 Crypto Solution

Mastercard has launched a Web3 solution called the "Mastercard Crypto Credential" aimed at improving user verification standards in the digital asset space. The solution offers users a unique identifier, helping them to verify that an address has been vetted by Mastercard and operating in compliance with the firm's standards. Partnerships with crypto wallet providers and blockchains were also announced.

Top 3 Biggest Gainers Amid Crypto Market Recovery

Top 3 Biggest Gainers Amid Crypto Market Recovery

With recovery currently underway, here are the top 3 altcoins charting a more bullish upside in the market as the new week comes into view

Cardano stablecoin shutters following launch delays

Cardano stablecoin shutters following launch delays

Ardana suspended work on Nov. 24, citing "funding and project timeline uncertainty" Ardana Labs will hold leftover money for the open-source initiative. Ardana's DANA tokens lost 99.85% of their value last year.

AMC Theatres Accepts Crypto Payments to Purchase Electronic Gift Cards

AMC Theatres Accepts Crypto Payments to Purchase Electronic Gift Cards

AMC Theatres, America’s top theater, first launched an electronic gift card that can be purchased with cryptocurrency.

Mastercard CEO Answers: The Reasons Behind Leaving Facebook’s Libra Association

Mastercard CEO Answers: The Reasons Behind Leaving Facebook’s Libra Association

Mastercard’s CEO, Ajay Banga, stated the reasons behind the company leaving Facebook’s Libra Association in an interview with the Financial Times. Having left the Libra Association in October last year alongside Visa and other firms, the Libra Association has seen eight firms quitting the project.

Bybit Launches Debit Card for Crypto Payments

Bybit Launches Debit Card for Crypto Payments

Cryptocurrency exchange Bybit is launching a new debit card that will allow users to make payments and withdraw cash using their cryptocurrency holdings. The card will work with Bitcoin, Ether, Tether, USD Coin, and XRP balances on user accounts and will be issued by payments solutions provider Moorwand.

Crypto Debit Card Issuer Wirecard Missing Over $2 Billion in Cash as Auditor Raises Questions

Crypto Debit Card Issuer Wirecard Missing Over $2 Billion in Cash as Auditor Raises Questions

Wirecard announced that it is missing $2.1 billion after auditors Ernst & Young raised questions.

Integration of Credit Card with Digital Currencies,  Bringing Crypto from Hype to Mainstream

Integration of Credit Card with Digital Currencies, Bringing Crypto from Hype to Mainstream

Financial giants MasterCard and Visa are expanding at a fast pace and beginning to explore Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

eToro Plans to Launch Debit Card in UK Ahead of Robinhood

eToro Plans to Launch Debit Card in UK Ahead of Robinhood

As US-based investment app Robinhood delays its launch in UK indefinitely, eToro has revealed that it is planning to launch its debit cards for UK customers.

3 Benefits You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Credit Cards

3 Benefits You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Credit Cards

A breaking story shows that MedeTrade crypto exchange has integrated Dash in its Visa cryptocurrency credit and debit card. Therefore, crypto users need to know about benefits associated with cryptocurrency visa card.

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