The principal membership between Credit card giant Visa and cryptocurrency company Coinbase, makes Coinbase the first cryptocurrency company to issue debit cards for others, including other cryptocurrency companies and more traditional firms alike. Visa confirmed it granted Coinbase the principal membership, clarifying that the company itself won’t actually accept cryptocurrency […]

How Visa Acquired Fintech Startup Plaid For $5.3 Billion Visa announced it will acquire Plaid—a startup that connects payment apps like Venmo and Square Cash to users’ bank accounts to transfer funds—for $5.3 billion. That marks a doubling of Plaid’s value in a year. The eight-year-old San Francisco company last raised funding […]