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Swiss Bank and Singaporean Fintech Introduce USDC Visa Card, Backed by Arbitrum NFT Credentials

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  • Singaporean fintech partners with Swiss bank Fiat24 to launch USDC-powered Visa card, expanding cryptocurrency utility in daily transactions.
  • Initiative enhances transaction security by minting account credentials as NFTs on Arbitrum, promoting transparency and user-controlled financial solutions.

Have you ever thought about seamlessly using your cryptocurrencies for everyday purchases? That scenario has become a reality. A Singaporean fintech, in a strategic partnership with Swiss bank Fiat24, has recently introduced a Visa card powered by USDC, establishing a significant milestone in the utility and integration of cryptocurrencies within traditional financial systems. 

Now, USDC not only simplifies transactions on digital asset platforms but also serves as the default currency for daily transactions. Imagine paying for your morning coffee or gym membership with crypto. Yes, it’s as straightforward as that.

Security and Convenience Within Reach

What about security? This is where the initiative becomes even more compelling. According to previous reports from ETHNews, this innovation elevates transparency and security by minting account credentials as NFTs on the Arbitrum network, an Ethereum Layer 2 solution. 

This means each transaction made with your Visa card is not only secure but also transparently recorded on the blockchain, eliminating concerns over fraudulent or mistaken transactions.

Concerned about privacy and financial control? This card advocates for self-custody, granting you full control over your funds, aligning with the growing trend towards decentralized, user-controlled financial solutions.

“After creating the bank accounts in the SafePal mobile wallet, the credentials are minted as NFTs on Arbitrum (an Ethereum Layer 2 rollup), ensuring all related transactions are securely and transparently recorded on-chain. The crypto Visa cards are also linked to third-party payment platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay, enhancing the convenience for users.”

Strategic Expansion and Unprecedented Opportunities

This partnership not only underscores USDC’s potential for international growth but also captures the interest of traditional financial institutions intrigued by cryptocurrency-based services. It signifies a genuine expansion of USDC’s reach and affirms its reliability and potential as a stablecoin to the traditional financial sector. 

It is a clear signal towards broader USDC adoption, opening new avenues for growth, enhanced service offerings, and a stronger presence at the crossroads of cryptocurrency and traditional banking services.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: [email protected] Phone: +49 160 92211628