It’s been ten years since Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin White Paper and introduced cryptocurrencies to the world. His radical vision of a decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cash system was groundbreaking, as it sought to rebuild the structures that upheld our global financial institutions. A decade on, the cryptocurrencies market is now worth $209 billion globally, and there are more than a thousand separate tokens in circulation.
Despite this success, Nakamoto’s vision is yet to be fully realized. Although “cryptos” and associated phrases have entered the popular language, and awareness of them is at an all-time high, uptake has been restricted to a narrow subset of society.
Bloomberg estimates that around a thousand users own approximately 40 percent of all bitcoin currently in circulation.Before we see the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies, there are a number of obstacles that first need to be overcome.
In order to replace or compete with Fiat, crypto tokens need to be easily spendable for daily needs. A big step is crypto debit cards.
MCO Visa Cards
Cryptocurrency platform and payment provider Crypto.com has announced it is now shipping the new MCO Visa Cards to customers in Singapore. The prepaid cards are linked to a mobile wallet that allows holders to buy, sell, store, send, and track cryptocurrencies.
With the wallet app, users can order an MCO card, control its usage and manage all transactions. They will also be able to freeze or unfreeze their card. The metal cards come with free ATM withdrawals and no annual or monthly fees. The cards issued will enable customers to spend digital coins converted to fiat money anywhere Visa is accepted.The service supports cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Binance coin (BNB) and the platform’s own MCO token as well as major fiat currencies, including the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound, Singapore dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Japanese yen, and Australian dollar.