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After great community collaboration DYOR has rebranded into CryptoWiki.me 🥳 a moment to celebrate!

From now on all new information will be added within the CryptoWiki.mecommunity website! No longer over here. So be sure to move over to stay on top of new research developments!

Same content - better & cleaner experience 🤝

DYOR started out in 2015 on Fandom and has now grown to ~3500 pages on CryptoWiki.me 🤩

All the information that you can find in these pages is public knowledge with sources provided. The community is encouraged to add truthful and unbiased entries to further this body of work.

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Basics

  • Payments technology company
  • From Forbes Blockchain 50 (Apr 16, 2019):

"The credit card network has filed for 50 blockchain patents, ranging from a real-time payments settlement system to technology related to crypto trading. This year, Visa is launching B2B Connect, which uses blockchain to help banks around the world process cross-border, business-to-business payments. With $18 trillion in such B2B payments being made a year, gaining even a small chunk of this business would be a nice addition to Visa’s consumer-payment dominance. Full profile"

Projects

  • Was a consortium member of Facebook's Libra but pulled out of the project on 11-10-2019.
  • Uses/builts on Hyperledger Fabric
  • "Visa and Andreessen Horowitz (also a node for Libra) are funding a big round for Anchorage’s (also a node for Libra) omnimetric blockchain security system. Instead of using passwords that can be stolen, Anchorage requires cryptocurrency withdrawals to be approved by a client’s other employees. Then the company uses both human and AI review of biometrics and more to validate transactions before they’re executed, while offering end-to-end insurance coverage. This new-age approach to cryptocurrency protection has attracted a $40 million Series B for Anchorage, led by Blockchain Capital and joined by Visa and Andreessen Horowitz. The round adds to Anchorage’s $17 million Series A that Andreessen led just six months ago, demonstrating extraordinary momentum for the security startup."
  • From Decrypt (2-12-2020):

"Visa has announced a partnership with Circle Internet Financial and will be integrating its USDC stablecoin."

"Visa has partnered with BlockFi to offer a credit card allowing customers to receive 1.5% of their purchases back in bitcoin instead of cash."

  • Announced a partnership with Crypto.com (18-3-2021).
  • Bought a CryptoPunks (23-8-2021).
  • Visa wants to build a universal hub to exchange stablecoins and central bank digital currencies. It's calling the proposed Layer 2 a "universal payments channel." (30-9-2021).

Current employees

  • Key leader: Kevin Phalen, global head of business solutions

Past employees

  • Itamar Lesuisse; "Itamar is CEO of Argent. He was previously the CEO of Peak, which he co-founded with Gerald. Peak was acquired by Lagardere in 2016. Prior to Peak he worked at Visa, Amazon and BCG. He holds four payments-related patents and has a Masters in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering."
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