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Visa联手Netcents推动信用卡购买比特币

Netcents与Visa已经宣布达成合作共同推动使用信用卡直接购买比特币。

Netcents是一家钱包服务供应商和支付处理商,为企业和个人提供加密货币产品。数月之前,Netcents刚刚与Mastercard达成相似的合作。Netcents位于加拿大温哥华,为全球194个国家提供 存款服务。根据该公司在加拿大金融交易和报告分析中心(FINTRAC)的注册显示,Netcents是一家货币服务企业。

与Visa和Mastercard的合作使Netcents能够提供以最简单的方式通过信用卡使用法币购买加密货币的服务。特别是这次的合作会对Netcents的woocommerce支付处理插件产生积极的影响,这个插件使在线商家可以接受所有法币信用卡支付,除了比特币和ETH支付。

尽管Netcents的服务提供了加密货币新手在比特币市场进行第一次购买提供了最简单的选项,一些加密货币爱好者认为比特币企业和大型金融机构的整合,如Visa或Mastercard,将破坏加密货币的很多核心价值。

使用信用卡购买加密货币将使虚拟货币失去很多核心使用价值。区块链作为一种无需信任的账本可以在无第三方机构参与的情况下验证交易。信用卡公司在交易中的参与将是这种性质被削弱。交易会立即依赖于一个中心化第三方机构,还涉及到需要向信用卡公司如Netcents,Visa或Mastercard支付手续费才能访问原本为了绕过第三方机构而设计的技术。

因为比特币最近的价格上涨似乎还在持续,媒体对比特币的持续曝光将促使比特币与现有主流支付基础设施的整合需求上涨。这些整合的形式也是令加密货币信徒担忧的原因之一。

如果一个旨在提供一种自治的替代选择来打破新自由主义金融机构的主导局面的无政府主义项目,如比特币,逐渐被比特币最初计划颠覆的机构用作一种盈利工具,这将带来什么后果。很多早期采用者所认为的加密货币的革命性经济前景正在逐渐让位给加密货币融入到主流金融业的结构中,像Netcents与大型信用卡提供商的合作很不幸会使加密货币的颠覆性使用价值失去作用 。Netcents是一家钱包服务供应商和支付处理商,为企业和个人提供加密货币产品。数月之前,Netcents刚刚与Mastercard达成相似的合作。Netcents位于加拿大温哥华,为全球194个国家提供 存款服务。根据该公司在加拿大金融交易和报告分析中心(FINTRAC)的注册显示,Netcents是一家货币服务企业。

与Visa和Mastercard的合作使Netcents能够提供以最简单的方式通过信用卡使用法币购买加密货币的服务。特别是这次的合作会对Netcents的woocommerce支付处理插件产生积极的影响,这个插件使在线商家可以接受所有法币信用卡支付,除了比特币和ETH支付。

尽管Netcents的服务提供了加密货币新手在比特币市场进行第一次购买提供了最简单的选项,一些加密货币爱好者认为比特币企业和大型金融机构的整合,如Visa或Mastercard,将破坏加密货币的很多核心价值。

Netcents and VISA have announced a partnership to facilitate the direct purchase of bitcoins using a credit card.

Netcents are a wallet service provider and payment processor that offers cryptocurrency products to businesses and private individuals. The announcement comes just months after a similar partnership was established with Mastercard. Netcents are based in Vancouver, Canada, but provides depositing services to 194 countries. Netcents is registered as a Money Services Business with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).

The partnerships with Visa and Mastercard allow Netcents to be one of the most streamlined services for purchasing cryptocurrency with fiat currency via credit card. The partnership has particularly positive ramifications for Netcents’ woocommerce payment processing plugin, which provides online merchants the ability to accept all fiat currency credit card payments in addition to bitcoin and ethereum payments

Although Netcents’ services offer one of the easiest options for a cryptocurrency beginner making their first purchases in the bitcoin markets, some cryptocurrency enthusiasts are arguing that integration between bitcoin businesses and major financial institutions such a Visa or Mastercard undermine many of the core values that underpin cryptocurrency.

Using a credit card to purchase cryptocurrency divorces virtual currencies from many of the core use-values that underpins bitcoin’s basic protocol. The innovation of the blockchain, a trustless ledger that comprises a decentralized ledger that can validate and verify transactions without the involvement of third parties, is made essentially inert by the involvement of credit card companies in a transaction. The transaction is immediately dependant upon a centralized third party, and involves paying fees to the credit card companies, Netcents, and Visa or Mastercard, in order to access technology designed to circumvent the very third parties that are now facilitating the transaction.

With bitcoin’s recent price gains appearing to continue, greater cryptocurrency exposure in the media will generate increasing demand for services that provide bitcoin integration into mainstream contemporary architecture. The form that this integration appears to taking shape into is a cause for concern among cryptocurrency devotees.

What began as an anarchic project that sought to provide an autonomous alternative to the dominance of neoliberal financial institutions is increasingly being used a tool for profit generation by the very entities that bitcoin originally sought to circumvent. The revolutionary economic vision that many early adopters saw as the future of cryptocurrency is increasingly giving way to an embedding of cryptocurrency into the fabric of mainstream finance, with partnerships like that between Netcents and major credit card providers having the unfortunate effect of sterilizing the disruptive use-values inherent to cryptocurrency.


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