IT key to Vast Bank’s bold bet on crypto

IT key to Vast Bank’s bold bet on crypto

In this era of constant change, the cutting edge can come from seemingly unlikely places.Squeezed between megabanks and a rash of emerging fintechs, family-owned Vast Bank is seeking to stand out by becoming among if not the first US bank to offer cryptocurrency services directly to retail customers.The move, which sees the Tulsa, Okla.-based nationwide … Read more

Mastercard says any bank or merchant on its vast network can soon offer crypto services

Mastercard says any bank or merchant on its vast network can soon offer crypto services

Mastercard credit cardsRoberto Machado Noa/ LightRocket via Getty ImagesThe crypto economy is about to expand.Mastercard is preparing to announce that any of the thousands of banks and millions of merchants on its payments network can soon integrate crypto into their products, CNBC has learned.That includes bitcoin wallets, credit and debit cards that earn rewards in … Read more