Visa is getting into crypto


Visa announced plans to use its payment network to settle USD Coin (USDC) transactions. USDC tokens are stablecoins, pegged to the value of a US dollar.

Why should you care? Think about how easy it is to use a Visa card to buy something in a store. If successful, this new service — a partnership between Visa,, and Anchorage, the first federally chartered digital asset bank — will make it that easy to pay with crypto.

One good way to accomplish this is to streamline the process by allowing USDC transactions to settle in USDC tokens. That’s the goal of the Visa program. It’s an exciting step toward the blending of traditional banking, fintech, and the world of DeFi.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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