USDC stablecoin issuer Circle adds support for Apple Pay

    Accepting payments in Circle’s USDC stablecoin is now available via Apple Pay. The addition will help crypto businesses by making it easier to take payments, Circle said. Merchants who accept payments in Circle’s USDC stablecoin can now interact with Apple Pay, Circle said in a blog post. “NFT marketplaces, crypto gaming, crypto exchanges, crypto wallets,…

    Visa ends its crypto debit card program with FTX

    Payments company Visa has ended its partnership with crypto exchange FTX amid its ongoing collapse. FTX announced that it was launching a Visa debit card in more than 40 countries just in October. Payments giant Visa has terminated its partnership with FTX after the cryptocurrency exchange’s recent collapse, Reuters reported.  “The situation with FTX is…

    MoneyGram introduces crypto purchases via its mobile app

    Global payments company MoneyGram has added a service to its mobile app allowing US customers to buy, sell and hold Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin. Via the existing partnership with crypto exchange Coinme, the company expects to expand those cryptocurrency selections over the coming year. The new feature is being enabled by cryptocurrency exchange Coinme, in…

    UAE central bank conducts CBDC pilot with cross-border payments

    The UAE’s Central Bank (CBUAE) has announced the completion of “the world’s largest pilot” of central bank digital currency (CBDC) in collaboration with the central banks of four countries. Central banks from Thailand, Hong Kong, and China, with more than 20 commercial banks from these countries, took part in the pilot, recording over $21 million…

    BitOasis partners with Mastercard to roll out crypto-linked cards in the MENA region

    Сrypto platform BitOasis and Mastercard have partnered to launch a series of crypto card programs in the MENA region to enable the use of cryptocurrencies at points of sale and across e-commerce platforms. It will allow BitOasis customers to link their crypto wallet balances to physical or virtual cards and make fiat payments across 90…

    40 million Cash App users can now send and receive Bitcoin via Lightning Network

    Cash App users can now send and receive Bitcoin payments instantly via the Lightning Network, the company announced. Previously, this Lightning function on the popular payments app was limited but now Cash App users can send and receive Bitcoin via the fast solution. Michael Rihani, Cash App Bitcoin Product Lead, announced on Twitter that Cash…