|All Time High:|
|Market Cap: |
|The price of #CARDS today is $0.26 USD.|
The lowest CARDS price for this period was $0, the highest was $0.263, and the current live price for one CARDS coin is $0.26262.
The all-time high CARDS coin price was $84.44.
Use our custom price calculator to see the hypothetical price of CARDS with market cap of SOL or other crypto coins.
|The code for CARD.STARTER crypto currency is #CARDS. |
CARD.STARTER is 1.8 years old.
|The current market capitalization for CARD.STARTER is $1,323,413.|
CARD.STARTER is ranking upwards to #1262 out of all coins, by market cap (and other factors).
|There is a small volume of trading today on #CARDS.|
Today's 24-hour trading volume across all exchanges for CARD.STARTER is $2,502.
|The circulating supply of CARDS is 5,039,184 coins, which is 50% of the total coin supply.|
Note the limited supply of CARD.STARTER coins which adds to rarity of this cryptocurrency and increases perceived market value.
CARDS Rewards Distribution for the CSWAP Community
We are thrilled to announce that the CARDS rewards have been deployed for claim on the DripDropz platform. If you are an ERC-20 CSWAP holder, or if you have migrated CARDS, C3, or GERO LP, and have properly mapped a destination ADA address you can now claim your CARDS rewards HERE.Step 1: Enter your Destination ADA addressStep 2: Click ‘Check My Dropz’Step 3: Find the ‘CARDS’ token in your list and press the claim button Note: The vesting schedule was originally planned as 10% upfront for ERC-20 CSWAP holders with the remainder being claimable monthly over 6 months. To reduce the claim fees and timeline for your rewards the vesting schedule has been altered to 50% vested upfront, with the remaining 50% vested and claimable 3 months from now. Those who have appropriately mapped a destination ADA address either through LP migration or the mapping contract have 50% of their CARDS rewards claimable now, and those who have yet to map a destination ADA address will receive 100% of your CARDS rewards at the second vesting tranche which will occur in three months time. PLEASE ENSURE IF YOU HAVE NOT YET MAPPED A DESTINATION ADA WALLET THAT YOU DO SO WITHIN THIS TIMEFRAME. To confirm if your contribution wallet has a properly mapped destination ADA address please review the distribution list HERE, which provides an overview of the CARDS rewards, % of the ownership of the total CSWAP rewards pool, as well as if you have mapp...
C3 and GERO Migration LP Now Claimable!
We’re glad to share that C3/ADA and GERO/ADA LP tokens are now claimable through DripDropz.io. Below we’ve outlined the important details you’ll need to keep in mind as you proceed to claim your LP tokens. NOTE: Users who provide the C3/ADA LP and GERO/ADA LP via SundaeSwap are eligible for Sundae rewards, more can be found out about this process here: https://help.sundaeswap.finance/en/collections/3299695-yield-farming — What does DripDropz do?. — DripDropz is a reputable and tested token platform for tokens on the Cardano network. Users who qualify for a variety of token rewards are able to visit the website, search their respective wallet’s receive or stake address, and see which token rewards they are eligible for. — How do I collect LPs?. — Claiming your C3/ADA and GERO/ADA LP tokens from the Migration Contract via DripDropz is as simple as five steps:Visit DripDropz.io and click on the Drip it tab. (Should be the default)Paste your designated receiving ADA address in the search bar and click on Check My Dropz.Please choose the C3 and GERO tokens by selecting the checkboxes. You can claim both at onceClick Claim My Dropz. The app will show the ADA cost to complete the withdrawal along with minUTXO returned to you with the tokens. Below is the cost breakdown. To claim LP tokens, you will be asked to cover a fee of approximately 3 ADA. We recommend having 4 ADA in your receiving ADA wa...
$CARDS, $GERO, and $C3 Token Bridge How-to Guide
Tomorrow Saturday 4/30/2022 starting at 10am PDT/5pm UTC holders of $CARDS, $C3, and $GERO will be able to bridge their assets from the Ethereum network to Cardano. While we have been working on creating a smooth user experience with as little friction possible, this initial bridge solution will require a few steps. First users will send their tokens to the Milkomeda network using Nomad, and then to their final destination on the Cardano network. To bridge assets using this process, users will be required to use MetaMask for ERC20 transactions, and we recommend using Nami Wallet or Flint Wallet for Cardano to easily fund their Milkomeda accounts with MilkADA. Step 1: Navigate to the Nomad Bridge website. Official URL is app.nomad.xyz The website should appear like the screenshot below ***Only connect to official sites*** Double check the URL is correct. Step 2: Connect your Wallet ***For this step, make sure you already have a MetaMask wallet created and your tokens stored in the wallet. You can learn more about how to setup MetaMask here: MetaMask How-to***Select the ‘Connect Wallet’ Button in the top right corner of the Nomad Bridge webpageSign in if you haven’t alreadySelect your MetaMask account with the stored tokens you are bridging. It should look like the image below.Select NextSelect Connect Step 3: Change wallet network to MilkomedaClick here for detailed instructions on how to Configure MetaMask RPC to ...
ETH to ADA Migration
Bridge Update. — We’re happy to share that the Ethereum to Cardano migration (bridging) will begin 5:00 PM UTC (10:00 AM PT, 1:00 PM ET) on Saturday April 30th. Bridging will be available for users to transfer ERC20 CARDS, GERO, and C3 to their respective CNT. Last week, before launch, MLabs has issued the CardStarter team the following statement:“Our team at MLabs have been working hard to bring the bridge to a production-ready state, While testing some of our recent changes for performance, we’ve identified potential vulnerabilities which need to be addressed in order to responsibly handle funds with the CardStarter bridge. We’ll need more time for testing and to conduct a security review. MLabs further (strongly) recommends a third-party audit of the code. On recovering from a bridge shutdown checking the BPI for a cardano tx hash, events come through in the wrong order, and it closes the connection before getting the right data. This seems to also lock up the database such that status requests fail.” Based on this new information from MLabs, CardStarter has taken initiative and explored an alternative bridge solution through our friends at Iagon, Nomad, and Milkomeda (along with support from Charli3 and Gero, of course!). After spending a wealth of time together, tokens have been minted, logos added to GUI, configurations set, and tests completed. An in-depth instructional will be released tomorrow, with ...
CARDS Rewards for the CSWAP Community — Action Required
CARDS Rewards for the CSWAP Community — Action RequiredUpdate for CSWAP Rewards We have listened to community feedback and will utilize a snapshot to lock in the rewards share for the CSWAP community! NOTE: This only pertains to those who hold ERC-20 CSWAP tokens. The LP Migrators who are entitled to rewards do not need to take any action, as we already have their destination ADA address and have locked in the % of the migration rewards pool. — When is the Snapshot?. — CardStarter will take a snapshot of all wallets holding ERC-20 CSWAP tokens to lock in the % of the CSWAP rewards pool that any particular wallet is entitled to, whether CARDS tokens, or any future rewards tokens for the CSWAP community. The Snapshot will occur on Friday, April 22nd @ 8am PDT/3pm UTC. The rewards percentages relative to the amount of ERC-20 CSWAP held in ETH wallets will be locked in at this time. — After this snapshot, CSWAP will have no future utility, and will have no future use case, rendering transferring or trading of the ERC-20 CSWAP token useless beyond this point.. — — Action Required!. — We have deployed a smart contract to allow CSWAP holders to connect their ETH wallet which contains their CSWAP, and input the destination Cardano address where they wish to receive their ADA based $CARDS rewards, and any future ADA based rewards tokens. THIS STEP IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE YOUR TOKENS. If we...
LP Claims Now Live
LP Migration Now Live We’re glad to share that CARDS/ADA LP tokens are claimable through DripDropz.io! Below we’ve outlined the important details you’ll need to keep in mind as you proceed to claim your LP tokens. Users who provide LP via SundaeSwap are eligible for rewards, more can be found out about this process here. What does DripDropz do? DripDropz.io is a reputable and tested token platform for tokens on the Cardano network. Users who qualify for a variety of token rewards are able to visit the website, search their respective wallet’s receive or stake address, and see which token rewards they are eligible for. How do I collect LPs? Claiming your CARDS/ADA LP tokens from the Migration Contract via DripDropz is as simple as five steps:Visit DripDropz.io and click on the Drip it tab.Paste your designated receiving ADA address in the search bar and click on Check My Dropz.Please choose the CARDS/ADA LP token by selecting the checkbox.Click Claim My Dropz. Here, you will see the ADA cost to complete the withdrawal, along with minUTXO returned to you with the tokens. Below is the cost breakdown. Fees? When claiming your LP tokens, you will be asked to send a payment of 3 ADA:Approximately 1.3 ₳DA will be returned to you (to cover the minUTXO)The remaining 1.7 ₳DA will be used to pay the Cardano transaction fee + Phyrhose processing fee + DripDropz service fee CardStarter is covering this cost for users...
CARDS LP Migration Update
Dear CardStarter Community, As we prepare to migrate the CARDS-ETH LP that has been committed to the migration contract, the CardStarter team would like to share the distribution list for the CARDS pair. Click Here For the Distribution List, which outlines the following information for all those who’ve contributed CARDS-ETH:ETH Wallet Address which deposited the CARDS-ETH LPFinal Destination Cardano Wallet Address (Taking into account updates from community members)Total Number of CARDS-ETH LP Tokens deposited per wallet — What’s Next for CARDS LP?. — The CARDS-ETH locked in the migration contract will be unpaired, with the ETH being converted to ADA. Once the ETH has been converted to ADA, the Cardano Native CARDS token contract will be minted, and the equivalent Cardano Native CARDS tokens will be paired with Cardano, creating ADA-based LP tokens for distribution. CardStarter will be collaborating with MLabs for the minting of the Cardano Native CARDS token contract and for the distribution of the ADA-based LP. The exact date of distribution for your ADA-based LP will be announced in the coming days, once the conversion and minting have taken place. We expect the distribution date to occur sometime within the next week. Following the distribution of the CARDS-ADA LP tokens, SundaeSwap will enable the CARDS-ADA pair to yield farm Sundae tokens on the SundaeSwap DEX. GERO-ETH and C3-ETH Locked Liquidity Loc...
LP Migration Update
Update for the CardStarter community members with CARDS/C3/GERO-ETH LP locked for migration to Cardano. — For those who have committed to migrating their CARDS/C3/GERO LP from ETH to ADA on migrate.cardstarter.io , we are opening a window to map your destination ADA wallet address. We have received a significant number of requests from community members to change their destination wallet address to receive their ADA LP pairs. We want to provide ample time for our community to ensure that their LP is sent to the correct destination, as many community members have either input an incorrect wallet address, had a wallet compromised, or simply want to change where they receive their LP. — Timeframe for Wallet Mapping. — The window to input a new address into the mapping contract is open immediately and will remain open until February 4th @ 12pm PT/8pm UTC. Once the wallet mapping window closes, CardStarter will coordinate with MLabs to convert the ETH from your LP pairs into ADA, and establish a bulk distribution date for all LP migrators. The distribution dates for CARDS/C3/GERO LP to ADA may differ as each project may utilize different functions of distribution. — How to Map a New Cardano Wallet Address. — For community members who have deposited CARDS/ETH/GERO into migrate.cardstarter.io and see their proper destination wallet address, there is no need to utilize the mapping contract. For com...
Further Information For The CSWAP Community
In light of SundaeSwap’s announcement, we share the following documents which we feel speak for themselves.. — — We will continue to fight for the CSWAP community..
Update — World Mobile Token Bridge to Cardano
Update — World Mobile Token Bridge to Cardano We’re opening a new window to map your Cardano wallet for bridging your WMT to Cardano. This window will be open until January 31st at 3pm UTC. Distribution will occur via airdrop to your Cardano wallets after the window is closed. The bulk distribution date and time for those who’ve bridged during this window will be announced on January 31st. To map your Cardano wallet, please follow the below steps:User instructions for bridging WMT to Cardano 1.Visit https://etherscan.io/address/0x7944b4407796014d7d3191960a44478056beed07#writeContract 2. Click Connect to Web3 making sure the wallet connected is the wallet your WMT placeholders/vouchers in it. 3. Click 1.mapAddress, enter your Cardano wallet address where you wish to receive your WMT tokens on Cardano. 4. WMT tokens will be airdropped to the address that you map. Please ensure you can receive Cardano native tokens on this wallet. Warning: You can only do this mapAddress process once. So, please make sure that you are mapping the correct wallet.
More CARD.STARTER (#CARDS) News
|While His Digital Trading Cards Tumble in Value, Trump Says His 'Cute' N...
After climbing to a high of 0.79 ether on Dec. 17, 2022, Donald Trump’s non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have dropped considerably in value over the last 12 days. On Dec. 29, 2022, Trump’s NFT collection has a floor value of 0.15 ether, which is around 81% lower than the floor value highs recorded last week.Trump Digital Collectibles Slide Significantly in Value Since the Launch, After Looking at the Art Trump Was Pleased With His 30-Inch Waistline
The 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, recently released 45,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and during the first day of the sale, each NFT was sold for $99 per unit. Trump’s NFTs started trading on secondary NFT markets on Dec. 15, 2022 and had a floor value of around 0.1 ether or around $125 for the most inexpensive Trump NFTs. Two days later, Bitcoin.com News reported on how Trump’s NFTs skyrocketed in value after being mocked by a large number of left-leaning political commentators.
The same day, on Dec. 17, 2022, Trump’s NFT floor price jumped to an all-time high of around 0.79 ether or around $940 per unit, according to stats from the leading NFT marketplace Opensea. Since then, however, Trump’s NFT collection has seen its floor price slip all the way down to 0.15 ether ($180), which is 8.54% lower than the floor values recorded 24 hours ago. Metrics indicate that on Dec. 29, 2022, 9% or 3,864 Trump NFTs are listed on Opensea, and in total, there are roughly 15,083 unique Trump NFT...
|Buy Gift Cards With Crypto on BuySellVouchers Gift Card Marketplace
PRESS RELEASE. The popular online gift card exchange BuySellVouchers now accepts Binance USD (BUSD) as payment. With thousands of customers and sellers worldwide, BuySellVouchers has become one of the most significant gift card marketplaces which accepts crypto payments. To further serve its diverse customer base, BuySellVouchers marketplace continues to add new cryptocurrencies.
E-Vouchers and e-Gift cards have grown in popularity as more and more people choose to do their shopping online. Recent events, like the COVID-19 outbreak, have accelerated the trend toward today's enterprises' widespread use of online platforms.
The gift card trading industry continues to grow, which is now worth millions of dollars. The problem is that many of these online marketplaces need more user-friendliness and a more accessible environment. This also applies to the variety of payment methods and the size of commissions.
With BUSD as a payment option, BuySellVouchers has provided its customers with a one-of-a-kind buying experience that combines affordability and adaptability.
Currently, you can pay with the following cryptocurrencies on the BuySellVouchers marketplace: Tether ERC20 (USDT), Tether TRC20 (USDT), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), and Binance USD (BUSD). You can also pay with electronic money, such as: Perfect Money, Advcash and Webmoney.
If we continue to talk about the ease of use of the marketplace, then it is important to note that BuySellVouchers marketplace su...
|Mobile Payments Outpacing Debit Cards in Argentina According to Central ...
Mobile payments are thriving in Argentina, leaving behind other traditional payment methods, including credit and debit cards. According to the central bank's monthly report on retail payments, this kind of payment has thrived, representing 60% of the payments operations made, while plastic-based payment media has stagnated, registering a fall in use.
Mobile Payments Keep Growing in Argentina
Electronic contactless payments have been thriving in several countries of Latam, given the penetration of mobile cell phones in the area. The latest monthly report on retail payments issued by the Central Bank of Argentina has found that mobile payments are thriving in the country, leaving behind legacy payment media.
According to the report, mobile devices are being more greatly leveraged to make payments due to the rise of banking apps and mobile wallets. Just in October, 162 million of these transactions were made, registering an increase of 7.1% when compared to the transactions made during September. The number doubles the number of transactions made during October 2021.
In fact, payments made using these apps represent 60% of the whole number of payments made, a rise from the 51% of December 2021. In comparison, payments made with debit cards have stagnated, with 66.45 million transactions made in September 2022, falling 9.35% compared to the number of transactions made in July.
Payment Digitization and QR Payments
The digitization of the payments arena in Argentina has be...
|Topps Sells out Crypto-Themed Garbage Pail Kids 'Non-Flushable Token' Ca...
Amid the craziness tied to the FTX collapse, the latest Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) non-fungible token (NFT) collection takes aim at the crypto industry, roasting subjects like the LUNA collapse, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and Cryptopunks. Following the release, GPK's parent company Topps explains on the firm's NFT marketplace website that the packs of 'Non-Flushable Tokens' have sold out.2022 GPKs Feature Crypto-Themed Characters Like 'Diamond Hans,' 'Paper Hans,' 'Airdrop Angel,' and 'Bored Adam Yuck Club'
Crypto market prices are down this month as the FTX fiasco has pushed digital asset values to lows not seen in two years. Data from cryptoslam.io indicates that non-fungible token (NFT) sales have slipped 19.61% lower than sales recorded last week.
Bitcoin.com News further reported on the fluctuations in floor values between the two blue chip NFT collections Cryptopunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). The current Cryptopunks floor value is still above BAYC's floor value on Nov. 17, 2022, by more than 8 ETH.
Throughout all the wild crypto market fluctuations and the downright monkey business, the candy and collectibles company Topps, a division of Fanatics Collectibles, released new Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) NFT packs called 'Non-Flushable Tokens.' Launched on Nov. 17, the packs of GPK NFTs are already sold out as they poke fun at the crypto industry and other blue chip NFTs using the classic, 'punny,' and over-the-top GPK brand of humor.
For instance, the 2022 Topps GPK Non-Flusha...
|Twitter Files for Payment Business — Elon Musk Says Platform Could...
Twitter has filed paperwork with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to start a payment business. Tesla CEO and Twitter chief Elon Musk explained the social media platform could offer 'an extremely compelling money market account' in addition to 'debit cards, checks, and whatnot.'Elon Musk Shares Ideas for Twitter's Payment System
Twitter Inc. filed registration paperwork with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to allow it to process payments, The New York Times reported Wednesday, noting that it has seen the filing.
During a Twitter Spaces audio podcast on Wednesday, Tesla CEO and the new Twitter boss outlined a comprehensive overview of Twitter's business. During the broadcast, he described how the social media company plans to 'enable monetization for creators.'
Musk then shared his ideas of how verified users who pay an $8 monthly subscription to Twitter will be 'authenticated by the payment system,' elaborating:
Now we can say like, ok, you've got a balance on your account, do you want to send money to someone else within Twitter? … And maybe we pre-populate their account with and say, ok, we're gonna give you 10 bucks, and you can send it anywhere within Twitter.
Users with authenticated bank accounts attached to their Twitter accounts will be able to 'exit out of the system' and transfer their Twitter balance out of the platform, Musk explained, adding:
Then the next step would be to offer an extremely com...
|Dogecoin (DOGE) Clears Key Resistance; Here Is Why $0.1 Is On The Cards
DOGE's price shows strength as it bounces from a downtrend range as price rallied to a high of $0.085 with eyes set on $0.1.
DOGE could rally more if the price breaks and closes above $0.1 with good volume, as the price of DOGE looks bullish now.
DOGE's price remains strong on the daily timeframe above the 50 and 200 Exponential Moving Averages (EMA) as the price aims for more rallies. The price of Dogecoin (DOGE) has been one of the standout performers during the past few days, gaining the attention of many traders with the news of Elon Musk finalizing the ownership of Twitter becoming an increasingly fundamental to propel the price of Dogecoin (DOGE) to $0.1. The past few days have seen the crypto market has looked more decent, with the likes of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) showing some great price movement in recent times. DOGE's price rallied from $0.05 to a region of $0.085 as the price aims to take the market by its horn. (Data from Binance)
Dogecoin (DOGE) Price Analysis On The Weekly Chart. In recent times, Dogecoin has struggled to regain its bullish momentum as the price has had a more quiet time ranging in a weekly low of $0.05; despite the uncertainty that has befallen the crypto space, the price of DOGE held its ground as price defended its key support area of $0.05.
DOGE's price had struggled to replicate its rally that took the price of DOGE to an all-time high of $0.75 before it faced rejection to trend higher.
After trading in a range f...
|Visa Partners With FTX to Roll out Crypto Debit Cards in 40 Countries
Payments giant Visa is launching crypto debit cards in more than 40 countries in partnership with cryptocurrency exchange FTX. 'At Visa, we believe that digital currencies will have a lasting impact on the future of financial services and money movement,' said a Visa executive.Visa and FTX Launching Crypto Debit Cards in Over 40 Countries
Visa announced Friday 'a long-term global partnership' with West Realm Shires Services Inc. and FTX Trading Ltd. to roll out crypto debit cards in more than 40 countries. The two companies are behind cryptocurrency exchanges FTX US and FTX.com, respectively.
'As a part of the alliance, FTX will begin by offering FTX-branded Visa debit cards to FTX customers internationally - with a focus on countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia in the initial phases of the rollout,' the announcement details.
The debit cards are linked directly to a user's FTX accounts. Currently available in the U.S., these cards 'are now being rolled out globally in over 40 additional countries, including many across Latin America,' the exchange explained, adding:
The next phase of the rollout for the FTX-branded Visa debit cards is expected in Europe before the end of the year, with additional regional launches planned for 2023.
The debit cards allow users to pay for goods and services with the crypto balance in their FTX wallets at 80 million merchant locations worldwide that accept Visa. FTX Visa debit cardholders will not be subject to any administrative or proce...
|Blockchain Game Splinterlands Reveals Gamefi Platform Sold 10 Million Pa...
On Wednesday, the team behind the blockchain game Splinterlands announced that it reached a new milestone after the project sold more than 10 million packs from the fantasy-themed battle game's Chaos Legion series of cards. The achievement follows the project's recent partnership with the Major League Soccer Players Association and Warner Music Group.Play-to-Earn Game Splinterlands Sells More Than 10 Million Packs of NFT Playing Cards
The play-to-earn (P2E) blockchain game Splinterlands has announced the project has sold more than 10 million packs stemming from the game's third major card expansion series, Chaos Legion. Splinterlands is a game that leverages cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to enhance online collectible card tournaments.
The Splinterlands cards or NFTs can be purchased and sold via secondary markets and in order to start playing, new users need to obtain a 'Summoner's Spellbook.' The Chaos Legion series cards went on sale eight months ago on January 17, 2022, and there were only 15,000,000 packs minted.
The Splinterlands project says that the cards' limited availability after the 10 million sold, marks the cards' 'homestretch' in terms of what's left. Splinterlands co-founder and current CEO, Jesse Reich, said the team was pleased with the Chaos Legion sales achievement, and the co-founder detailed the Splinterlands team looked forward to more expansion.
'The successes are coming like a flood these days, and we are thrilled,' Reich remarked on Wedn...
|JPEX: Driving Mainstream Adoption With Crypto-Friendly Debit Cards and C...
While Bitcoin and other digital assets have gained massive popularity over the past few years, the crypto industry has still not attained mainstream adoption. One of the biggest contributing factors is that cryptocurrencies still lack global acceptance as a mode of payment.
One way to spur this adoption is by lowering entry barriers to crypto and making the industry more appealing to investors in the traditional financial space. Several crypto businesses are making great efforts to push digital assets into the mainstream. One good example is JPEX. The company has launched a new product that helps users easily spend their crypto while receiving cashback rewards for their spending.
JPEX is a global crypto asset trading company founded in 2020 to service users in different countries worldwide. The firm aims to provide its customers with a safe and reliable global digital asset trading platform, offering them an environment where they can safely and conveniently trade and spend their cryptocurrencies.
JPEX provides top trading products and services such futures contracts, spot trading, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The platform also has contracts and copy trading modes that allow crypto investors to choose from a wide selection of offerings.
Over the past two years, the firm's global contract transactions have thrived, attracting millions of users. It currently has a global asset scale of more than $2 billion.
The JPEX team comprises technology professionals with a w...
|Eurocoinpay Partners With Mastercard to Launch One of the First Cryptocu...
Eurocoinpay, a Spanish cryptocurrency exchange, has closed a deal to offer one of the first cryptocurrency-based debit cards in Spain. The card, which is already available for customers of Eurocoinpay, will allow users to acquire products in more than 90 million establishments in the European Union and around the world.
Eurocoinpay Aims to Introduce Crypto Payments in Spain
Eurocoinpay, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Spain, and registered with the Bank of Spain, has partnered with Mastercard to become one of the first companies in the country to offer its own cryptocurrency-based debit card. The company, which has been always interested in including cryptocurrency solutions as payment methods, believes that this will help its customers make better use of cryptocurrency assets.
Herminio Fernandez de Blas, CEO of Eurocoinpay, believes this kind of intermediate product is necessary in order to popularize crypto. He stated this move 'consolidates purchases with cryptocurrencies, something that is increasingly being implemented in a greater number of stores that accept these digital assets as a payment method.'
According to Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach, this card will help Eurocoinpay users to make purchases at more than 90 million stores worldwide.
Using Crypto as a Payment Method
Eurocoinpay considers the move a step in the direction of making cryptocurrencies useful to customers for various purposes. Fernandez de Blas explained:
|Bitcoin's Hashrate Skyrockets, Block Intervals Suggest a 'Notable' Diffi...
While bitcoin prices hover just below the $22K mark, the leading crypto asset has still shed more than 9% against the U.S. dollar during the last two weeks. Despite the lower prices, Bitcoin's hashrate has jumped significantly in recent times and block intervals have sped up a great deal. The trend suggests that when the blockchain network's difficulty changes four days from now, the shift could increase significantly higher as estimates show a 4.43% to 10.3% change.Bitcoin's Hashrate Climbs Closer to June's All-Time High, 'Notable Difficulty Jump' Expected
At the time of writing, Bitcoin's hashrate is running hot at 282.21 exahash per second (EH/s), which is only 3.35% lower than the network's all-time high (ATH) recorded on June 8, 2022, at block height 739,928. The hashrate has increased a great deal even though the price has dropped 9% against the U.S. dollar in 14 days, and the mining difficulty has increased twice since August 4, 2022.
The crypto community has noticed the increased tempo as the block interval rate (the time measured in between every mined block) has increased. On Thursday, Blocksbridge Consulting tweeted about the block interval and said that the company expected a large difficulty increase during the next shift.
'The average bitcoin block interval between current height (751055) and last diff epoch (749952) is about 9.18 minutes,' Blocksbridge Consulting wrote on Thursday. 'Expecting a notable difficulty jump in less than 6 days.'
|The Card Battle Heats Up in Latam, as Ripio and Bitso Both Announce Cryp...
Cryptocurrency debit and credit card offerings in Latam are thriving, as two exchanges in the area are planning to launch their crypto-enabled cards. Ripio, the Argentina-based exchange, and Bitso, a Mexican exchange, both announced the future launch of their cards, in partnership with Visa and Mastercard respectively, as an answer to the rise of the popularity of crypto in the region.
Crypto Cards Galore in Latam
The separation of the crypto market and the traditional banking world is disappearing, as more and more banking institutions are adopting crypto and offering crypto services to keep their customers in-house. Two popular exchanges in Latam, Ripio and Bitso, have announced the launch of cryptocurrency-enabled cards that will allow their customers to make purchases with their crypto holdings present on these platforms.
In the case of Ripio, the company teamed up with Visa to produce an internationally accepted prepaid card to sidestep the difficulties that credit analysis brings for customers wishing to access the instrument. The exchange expects this product to be a catalyst for people to use more crypto in their everyday purchases and payments.
The Visa-based crypto card will offer cashback of 5% on purchases made, which will be deposited to user accounts until October 31. Henrique Teixeira, global head of new business at Ripio, announced the exchange believes more than 250,000 customers will be using this card by December, with an investment of almost $300,000 in th...
|Cryft Token Launches Crypto Cards So You Can Gift the Moon
[PRESS RELEASE - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 21st August 2022]
Cryft, a BNB Chain project that’s part of the SafeMoon ecosystem, has launched its own gift cards. Cryft Cards enable anyone to give crypto in the form of a virtual card, providing an opportunity to “gift the moon” to friends, family and loved ones.
Crfyt’s creation of crypto gift cards is part of its team’s efforts to make digital assets more accessible to beginners, many of whom are unsure where to start. Cryft Cards can be acquired in stores and online, providing a convenient way of purchasing cryptocurrency with no complex onboarding. Each card contains a unique code that can be redeemed to claim the cryptocurrency assigned to it. After entering the code into the Cryft website at www.cryftcards.com, CRYFT tokens are instantly credited to the holder’s account.
Based out of Utah, Cryft LLC, the company behind the CRYFT token, comprises an experienced crew of blockchain pioneers. CEO and founder Chad Scully has a successful background in managing, manufacturing, and developing. His family's company operates in industries ranging from professional entertainment to contractor supply to consumer accessories.
Each of the seven team members has a specific role within Cryft LLC. Don Bailey handles all of the marketing, Leet oversees blockchain security, Stefanie manages social media and is responsible for content creation, Garrett advises on finances, Josh is Project Manager, and Branden...
|Officially-Licensed NFT Platform OWNIC to Revolutionize Collectible Spor...
Do you have a talent for picking winners? Do you follow athletes' careers and know who is gonna be successful? So why not benefit from that?! Upcoming NFT Platform OWNIC empowers sports fans to earn from the real world performance of the stars they pick using dynamic NFTs. It introduces a number of revolutionary concepts to the space of collectible sports cards that will create new ways for fans to earn from fantasy sports leagues and metaverse gaming. OWNIC has also already proven its credibility with exclusive partnerships with top global athletes in the fields of soccer and MMA. The NFT platform will launch on August 22, 2022 with the Pre-Sale for the collection of the captain of the Italian national football team and Juventus F.C., Leonardo Bonucci.
Own a Piece of Your Favorite Player's Success in an Officially Licensed Dynamic NFT Sports Platform
OWNIC is an upcoming platform for NFT (non-fungible token) sports collectibles where an athlete's performance is reflected on a card via innovative, dynamic NFT (dNFT) technology, bringing tamper-proof data on-chain. Each OWNIC dNFT will have its own 'xP' score – representing a card's power – which is updated based on the athlete's career achievements, with changes triggered by real world milestones as well as gamified elements.
In an environment where anyone can just upload an image and try to sell it as an NFT, the OWNIC ecosystem is built exclusively around officially licensed NFTs. This means that for every dNF...
|Visa Launches Bitcoin and Crypto Enabled Cards in Latam
Visa, one of the biggest payments companies in the world, has announced the launch of a series of crypto-enabled cards in partnership with several fintech startups in Latam. These cards will allow users to spend crypto, purchase crypto where Visa cards are accepted for such, and also receive crypto cash back through different fintech partners in the region.
Visa Provides Fintech Partners With Crypto-Enabled Cards
More global payment companies are taking an interest in mixing conventional fiat payments with more advanced solutions like cryptocurrencies. Visa, one of the leading payments companies, announced last week that it launched its first crypto-enabled cards in Latam, with the idea of enabling more people to use cryptocurrencies through its payments network.
The company partnered with several startups in Latam, including Lemon Cash and Satoshi Tango in Argentina, and other startups including Crypto.com, Alterbank, and Zro Bank in Brazil. The functions that these new cards will feature include paying with crypto, purchasing crypto via Visa-enabled crypto outlets, and also receiving purchase cash back in bitcoin.
About the intention of Visa, Romina Seltzer, senior vice president of products and innovation for Visa Latin America and the Caribbean, stated:
The crypto ecosystem continues to gain momentum in the region with increased investment, more consumer adoption, and more crypto-enabled use cases, and we will continue to build on our strong...
|Bitcoin Consolidation Uninspiring, But Run To Near $33k On The Cards
The spring is being compressed further as Bitcoin swings continue to diminish. Since the commencement of active trading in New York, the lower bound of the trading range has shifted to $29K, where the BTCUSD has found support. The top bound of the constructed triangle has advanced to $30.5K, up 1.8 percent from current prices of $30K in the last 24 hours.
Bitcoin Consolidation Uninspiring
As range adherence continued, Bitcoin (BTC) momentarily returned to $30,000 before the May 25 Wall Street open.
While it may appear dull at first glance, Michal van de Poppe saw Bitcoin on short periods as a source of renewed interest, predicting a run to near $33,000 next.
He told his Twitter followers:
“Bitcoin broke through $29.4K and ran towards the next resistance zone, if we hold $29.4K, we'll be good towards $32.8K. Finally.'
The price of Bitcoin is consolidating, which is equally perilous for bulls and bears. It doesn't help that people's hopes of getting rich quick with cryptocurrencies aren't coming true, as bitcoin is now valued the same as it was in early 2021.
BTC/USD trades below $30k.
Investing in the business is becoming more sophisticated, moving beyond naive buy-and-hold strategies. Investors are pulling money out of bitcoin and putting it into blockchains that enable smart contracts, such as Cardano and Polkadot, according to CoinShares.
|Bankoff Crypto Cards Suspended Amid High Volume of Russian Transactions
Bankoff, a platform offering virtual cards that could be topped up with cryptocurrency, has told customers its cards are no longer supported by payment systems Visa and Stripe. They allowed Russians to pay abroad after major processors restricted their services in the country.Visa and Stripe Halt Support for Bankoff Cards
Payment processors Visa and Stripe have halted services for cards issued by Bankoff, the online banking platform informed clients on Tuesday, May 3. In a notice, a copy of which was posted on social media, the company explained that the suspension was due to the increased number of active users and transactions from Russia.
'It means our cards are no longer supported for any offline and online payments,' the Bankoff team elaborated. The neobank also revealed that its funds in a U.S. account had been frozen, assuring customers it's currently working to restore access to the money.
Representatives of Bankoff have confirmed the development to Forklog. The crypto news outlet added in a report that some users who deposited cryptocurrency to their accounts have complained they were been unable to withdraw their balances as well.
The news of the terminated services comes after in early March, Visa and Mastercard halted operations in Russia as part of sanctions imposed over its invasion of Ukraine. Since then, Russian-issued cards supported by the world's leading payment processors cannot be used for purchases outside Russia.
Following the restrictions, Russian re...
|Recent Bitcoin Bull Run and Prior Run-up Data Suggests a Softer Bear Mar...
It's been six months or roughly 180 days since bitcoin reached an all-time high at $69K per unit on November 10, 2021, and bitcoin's USD value is down 45% from that point. Typically after bitcoin's price tops, the bear market that follows leads to a large 80% or more decline in value. However, because the recent price top resembles the growth from April 2013 to November 2013, bitcoin's current bearish decline may not be so large this time around.An 80% Drop From Bitcoin's High Would Lead to $13,800 per Unit
Bitcoin markets have been bearish over the last six months after reaching the crypto asset's all-time high (ATH) at $69K last year. While prices are dreary for many, it's made people wonder how long the downward cycle will last.
Using today's bitcoin (BTC) exchange rates against the U.S. dollar indicates that the leading crypto asset has lost 45% so far. Usually, when BTC peaks, the price drops significantly during long-term bearish cycles and after a few specific tops, BTC has dropped more than 80% lower than the high.
For instance, in April 2013, BTC reached an all-time price high at $259 per unit but then it slid to $50 a unit, losing approximately 82.6% in value. From November 2013's all-time high of $1,163 per unit to January 2016, BTC's value slid by 86.9%. If bitcoin's USD value was to shed 80% from the recent $69K high six months ago, the price would drop to a low of $13,800 per unit.
The Softer Bear Market Theory
However, there's a chance that the current bear c...
|WWE Inks Long-Term Deal With Fanatics to Push Official Merchandise, Trad...
The media and entertainment company World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., otherwise known as WWE, has inked a long-term partnership with the global digital sports platform Fanatics. According to the deal, Fanatics will work with WWE across various ventures such as officially licensed merchandise, trading cards, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).WWE Partners With Fanatics, Wrestling Entertainment Firm Will Work With Candy Digital
WWE has its eyes on non-fungible token (NFT) sales and on March 28, the company signed a long-term deal with the digital sports platform Fanatics. The company is led by Michael Rubin and it offers licensed sports merchandise via Fanatics Commerce, collectibles, trading cards, and NFTs through the company's NFT platform Candy Digital.
The wrestling entertainment firm WWE will work with the company's offerings Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Candy Digital. 'Fanatics is the industry leader and Michael Rubin is a visionary,' said Vince McMahon, WWE's chairman and CEO. 'We believe this multi-platform partnership will set a new standard for WWE e-commerce, apparel and merchandise, while providing our fans globally with more ways than ever to engage with WWE and our superstars,' McMahon added.
The partnership with Fanatics' Candy Digital is not WWE's first foray into the NFT industry. Last October, WWE announced a long-term deal with Fox Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment (BBE). The deal with Fox and BBE said it was going to be a multi-year ...
|Binance Suspends Transactions With Russian Mastercard and Visa Cards
Crypto exchange Binance has blocked transactions with Mastercard and Visa cards issued in the Russian Federation. The trading platform announced the move after the American payment giants decided to halt operations in Russia over its military invasion of Ukraine. Russians Unable to Use Their Mastercard and Visa Cards on Binance
Starting on Wednesday, March 9, all transactions initiated with Mastercard and Visa cards issued in Russia will be unavailable on Binance. The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume explained this is due to the U.S. payment processors' decision to suspend their activities in the Russian Federation.
The platform further noted that all transactions initiated with Mastercard and Visa cards issued by financial institutions outside of Russia will be unavailable on Binance within the country, also in line with the policy changes announced by the two financial services corporations.
The restrictions apply only to Binance's crypto-to-fiat service, Forklog reported, quoting a representative of the company. Traders will still be able to use Russian cards in peer-to-peer transactions, except those issued by banking institutions placed under sanctions, the spokesperson elaborated.
Amid an ongoing Russian military assault on Ukraine, Kyiv issued a call on crypto exchanges to freeze the accounts of all Russian users. While some platforms, such as the U.S. Coinbase and the South Korean Upbit and Bithumb have imposed restrictions, major global exch...
|Warner Bros. to Launch Hybrid Physical and Digital DC Comics-Themed NFT ...
The multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate Warner Bros. has announced the firm is working with Cartamundi Group in order to launch DC Comics-themed hybrid trading cards. DC multiverse fans can leverage the Hro application in order to gain access to their favorite DC superheroes, supervillains, and other DC characters.Warner Bros. Reveals DC Comics-Themed NFT Collection - Digital Collectibles Issued via L2 Protocol Immutable X
Warner Bros. has plans to release millions of DC Comics-themed physical cards designed by Cartamundi Group that are also tethered to redeemable non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles. Cartamundi is a manufacturer of card and board games and the company owns the playing card brand Ace. According to the announcement, published on March 10, Warner Bros. plans to release the hybrid collectibles via a new platform called the Hro app. The announcement further details that hybrid packs of collectibles will range in price between $5 and $120.
The redeemable DC Comics-themed NFTs will be issued using the Ethereum-based layer two (L2) protocol Immutable X. 'DC Hybrid Trading Cards by Hro will hit shelves and digital wallets in March 2022, with additional and limited-edition content coming throughout the year,' the DC Comics NFT collection announcement details. Moreover, Warner Bros. also noted that the action film 'The Batman,' will also be featured among the DC Comics-themed hybrid trading cards.
The NFT compilation of digital collectibles set to ...
|Google Pay Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Accept Their Digita...
Another day, another massive company entering the cryptocurrency space. Google is making moves to boost up the profile of their Google Pay service, and, of course, crypto is in the mix. The company hired Arnold Goldberg, ex-Senior Vice President at PayPal, “to run its payments division.” That’s according to Bloomberg, who broke the story.
“The move is part of a broader strategy to team up with a wider range of financial services, including cryptocurrencies, said Bill Ready, Google’s president of commerce. The business, known for the Google Pay system and mobile wallet, has largely avoided the crypto industry.”
Related Reading | Bitcoin Still Overtook Trump, VISA, PayPal, and Libra on Google Search in 2019
Until now, that is. The company is cautiously entering the cryptocurrency space and NewsBTC is here to tell you what you should know about it.
Google’s Many Failures
The company’s financial division hasn’t been the most successful. Their Google Pay service is far behind its competitors, and facing a crowded space with many players trying to get ahead. Recently, Alphabet Inc. partnered with 11 banks for an initiative called Plex, and canceled everything at the last second. “We’re not a bank — we have no intention of being a bank,” said the company’s president of commerce Bill Ready in a recent interview.
On the other hand, the company has a lot going for it:
“Google does hav...
|Google Considers Allowing Users to Store Crypto in Digital Cards (Report...
Tech mogul Google is reportedly considering to further its involvement in the field of cryptocurrencies.
Google, one of the world's biggest companies and the leading search engine, is considering to allow users to store cryptocurrencies in digital cards.
According to the Bloomberg report, the company has also hired Arnold Goldberg to spearhead its payments division.
Goldberg was previously the VP of Merchant Product and Technology at payments processing giant PayPal.
The company has some ties to the crypto industry but nothing too definitive until now. As CryptoPotato reported earlier in 2021, Alphabet - Google's parent company, invested $1 billion in the futures exchange CME which is one of the leading providers of institutional-grade BTC futures.