• Wirex signs long-term global partnership with Visa, allowing them to directly issue crypto-enabled debit and prepaid cards
• Bank of Brazil allows citizens to pay taxes with crypto through a partnership with Bitfy
• MetaMask warns users about phishing attempts on Namecheap’s third-party email system
Wirex Signs Long-Term Global Partnership with Visa
Crypto payments platform Wirex has signed a long-term strategic global partnership with payments company network Visa. This includes becoming a member of Visa in APAC and the UK that will allow Wirex to directly issue crypto-enabled debit and prepaid cards themselves to over 40 countries. The agreement will support further collaboration in major markets, including APAC, UK, Europe, and the USA.
Bank of Brazil Allows Citizens To Pay Taxes With Crypto
Bank of Brazil (Banco do Brasil) announced that citizens could pay their taxes with crypto. This is enabled through a partnership with a blockchain solutions company Bitfy. Through this arrangement, partners (financial institutions, fintechs, among others) can offer the payment solution for tax bills, fees and obligations to their customers using the agreements signed by Bank of Brazil with entities and concessionaires of public services.
MetaMask Warns Users About Phishing Attempts
Major crypto wallet provider MetaMask warned about phishing attempts by scammers who are trying to contact users through web hosting company Namecheap’s third-party upstream system for emails. Users should not enter their Secret Recovery Phrase on any website or click links from emails claiming to be from MetaMask or Namecheap. Namechap detected the issue and informed its users.
Bakkt Ends Consumer App
Digital asset platform Bakkt announced that it would be ending its consumer-facing app and would focus on scalable business-to-business-to-consumer solutions. Bakkt will continue its core focus of providing businesses with crypto and loyalty experiences for their customers through SaaS and API solutions on a secure and compliant platform.