As per the reports by Visa CEO Al Kelly, the company revealed some data showing its outstanding record of crypto payments and developments. More than 65 crypto platforms and exchanges, including Coinbase and BlockFi, have joined in issuing Visa credentials. They claimed that more than 100 million retailers in the Visa network are now accepting crypto payments. They stated that crypto-linked card use hit $2.5 billion in the first fiscal quarter, “which is already 70 percent of the payments volume for all of fiscal 2021.” In its earnings release statement, the company mentioned that there were 47.6 billion transactions that were carried out for the three months ending December 31, which is a 21% increase over the prior year.
“Visa delivered very strong results with revenue, net income and EPS all growing at 24% or higher.”Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Visa Inc
Kelly highlighted that Visa continues to “lean into the crypto space” and enhance areas such as connectivity, scale, customer value propositions, dependability and security for crypto products to grow steadily.
Visa’s support and initiatives for crypto
Visa continues to expand its support towards crypto. Since last year, they have gradually started adding a framework and showing their achievements in the sector. They had also announced to roll out a credit card that rewards Bitcoin to its users in collaboration with BlockFi. Visa never missed showing their continuous support on Twitter. They recently tweeted that almost three-quarters of businesses worldwide reported that it’s fundamental to accept new forms of payments.
In December, Visa created a worldwide crypto advisory practice to help financial institutions build their cryptocurrency operations as demand for crypto surges.
Visa’s ongoing initiative to make crypto a global recognition will never go vain. Being a world leader in digital payments, enabling transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government bodies across more than 200 nations and territories each year. Their purpose is to link the globe with the most creative, convenient, dependable and secure payments network, allowing individuals, businesses and economies to prosper.
Crypto is still in its early stages of adoption. In the growing years, almost every enterprise and business will accept crypto. One after the other, different countries are also showing their extended support towards crypto.