Alfred Kelly, CEO of Visa (VISA), said he was considering introducing bitcoin payments.
He appeared on a podcast program (Leadership Next) and said he was reviewing the two functions of buying bitcoin and paying bitcoin. According to his remarks, the company is trying to do two things, and one is that it allows you to purchase bitcoins with visa authentication information. The other is to link with a Bitcoin wallet to convert bitcoins into bills and make them available at 70 million stores that have signed up for Visa. In addition to Bitcoin, CEO Kelly said that in addition to Bitcoin, stablecoins, which are cryptographic assets that guarantee the exchange rate of fiat currencies such as dollars, are also in sight. He said he thought it was high.
In fact, Visa announced Crypto.com and Crypto.com VISA CARD, a cryptocurrency-matched debit card, and Anchorage, a crypto asset holding service for institutional investors, and financing for the black community. In partnership with service company First Boulevard Bank, it is announcing that it will provide digital asset services within 2021.
As of March 13, 2021, Bitcoin reached its highest level and exceeded the $60,000 level, and its market capitalization temporarily exceeded $1.1 trillion. Mastercard, a global conglomerate competing with Visa, also announced that it will support crypto assets within the year in February 2021. Related information can be found here.