• Visa retail crypto trading custody
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Visa to pilot retail crypto trading service with Black-focused First Boulevard bank

    Calling itself the ‘bridge between digital currencies’ and merchants,’ Visa said it aims to ‘level the playing field when it comes to access to new technologies’

    Payment processing behemoth Visa has partnered with First Boulevard, an online bank focused on financial empowerment in the Black community, to test a new cryptocurrency offering for retail customers. During the test, Visa will attempt to determine how it can facilitate access to crypto assets and blockchain by financial institutions that lack purpose-built infrastructures.

  • Anchorage crypto first national bank
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Anchorage wins crypto’s first national bank charter

    The cryptocurrency custodian says its federal bank status will provide Wall Street and institutional investors an extra level of comfort in jumping into digital

    The conditional approval of Anchorage’s national trust charter application “makes Anchorage Digital Bank National Association the first federally chartered digital asset bank in history,” said Anchorage CEO Nathan McCauley and President Diogo Mónica. “This is a major milestone, not only for us as an organization, but also for the crypto industry and the wider financial world. Crypto deserves a bank," they said.