Payment Industry Research

Crypto payments news, reports and analysis

2021 was the year that many payments companies began to seriously enter the cryptocurrency space.
Money20/20 US big takeaways
November 1st, 2021
The main themes from Money20/20 US were a little different to its counterpart event in Europe.
Almost four years after it dropped support for Bitcoin, payments major Stripe has announced that it is re-entering the space with a dedicated team.
Global adoption of cryptocurrency has soared in recent years, and while it’s often considered an asset, it is seeing increasing use in remittances.
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are gaining growing attention for their potential in cross-border payments and beyond.
How Visa is approaching the opportunities presented by digital currency, as payments companies increasingly embrace cryptocurrency.
Growing numbers of companies are beginning to launch partnerships or services focused on using crypto for payments – including in cross-border payments.
Embedded payments are becoming increasingly prevalent on social media and messaging apps. Here's some of key announcements in recent months.
How many of the leading payment processors and card networks are introducing support for payments in cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrencies are increasingly entering the B2B payments space – but how far could the development go?
Once the darling of the industry, Ripple is now being distanced by key players following a suit filed by the SEC.
Off the back of Calibra rebranding as Novi, we look at the latest developments of blockchain in cross-border payments.
Ripple's valuation grows to $10bn after a $200m mega-raise, AlphaFX revenue grows for the fifth consecutive year in 2019 and Travelex is ransomed.
Facebook announced Libra its crypto-currency blockchain project, squarely targeting the underbanked and remittances as its first use cases.
JP Morgan goes all in on blockchain. What impact will it have on cross border payments, currencies, Ripple and Swift
Since Bitcoin's introduction to the market in 2009, the debate as to how blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrency ("blockchain") can change the payments world has been raging on.
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