Visa's New Debit Card Rumored to Use XRP for Payments

By Alo Kingsley   Sep 12, 2019 1 Min Read

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According to an announcement made yesterday, Moneygram had liaised with Visa with plans to launch a peer-to-peer debit card service. This was made known in the details of the recent news of the acquisition of payment service operator MoneyGram by Ripple. There was a lot of anticipation by the XRP community that this debit card might make use of XRP token for fast transfers. 


Head of MoneyGram, Alex Homes said that with this new collaboration, they intend to create the best platform that provides ease and best user experience for sending and receiving money across the globe. Currently, the US is the only country the Debit card is available in.


Visa and MoneyGram are making plans to extend the reach of the project to other regions as well. There seem to be reasons to believe that XRP could be adopted as a payment method, given the link-up between MoneyGram and Visa, with Ripple being affiliated with the former.


MoneyGram currently makes use of Ripple's xRapid to make payments around the globe using XRP as a means of payment when it goes beyond the US. However, Ripple has not made any comments/remarks regarding these speculations.


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Alo Kingsley   
A blockchain/cryptocurrency enthusiast and writer with immense interest in the decentralized power inherent in cryptocurrencies and the growth of the disruptive innovation of blockchain in, Africa. I also believe that the government needs the power of cryptocurrencies just as cryptocurrencies need the power of the government. When I'm not writing, I'm meeting friends and seeing movies, swimming and playing chess will soon be added to the list.

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