• Opinion,  Technology

    Cryptocurrency and Gaming, A Common Ground?

    How gaming can bring the Average Consumer Into Cryptocurrency

    Press play to hear a narrated version of this story, presented by AudioHopper. Why gaming? Imagine someone who plays a video game for two hours everyday, spending hundreds on in-game content. Eventually, they stop playing for one reason or another, but still have everything that they bought. With crypto technology, they could sell their in-game items, receive crypto for it, and use it to pay their bills. Play-to-earn games are becoming increasingly popular in the crypto industry. The most popular example is Vietnamese game Axie Infinity (AXS). The game is somewhat similar to Pokémon, you collect “Axies” and battle other players for rewards. AXS is an Ethereum based token that…

  • BNY Mellon and Mastercard enter crypto
    Asia & Australia,  Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies

    Mastercard Accepting Crypto Payments

    A Look Into Cryptocurrency in The Asia-Pacific Region

    On November 8, 2021, Mastercard made an important announcement regarding their payment systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Because of the company’s partnerships with Amber Group, Coinjar, and Bitkub, anyone in the region will now be able to apply for a crypto-linked Mastercard. This will allow users to instantly convert their cryptocurrency into fiat dollars which they can spend wherever you can use a normal card.  This doesn’t mean that people will be paying for their purchases in Bitcoin (BTC) or other coins, but instead Mastercard does an instant transfer from crypto to fiat. This allows for buyers to use the card at any merchant that accepts normal cards, which gives…