Last week in review: Visa to allow crypto payments to over 80 million merchants worldwide

What

Visa has partnered with 60 crypto platforms to enable digital payments for merchants across the globe

Why

The payments giant has been exploring various avenues in crypto, with this being a major foot in the door

What next

Visa hopes to tap into its pool of 80 million merchants worldwide and make digital payments available to them all

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Ethereum 2.0 developers release public testnet ahead of proof of stake upgrade

What

Ethereum 2.0 testnet ‘Kintsugi’ goes live in preparation for proof of stake merge

Why 

The testnet is designed for developers and the general public to experiment with Ethereum 2.0 ahead of the move to proof of stake

What next

Provided Kintsugi is a success, it will pave the way for future testnets to help simulate the transition

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El Salvador buys 21 bitcoin on 21st day of 2021 at 21:21:21

What

El Salvador buys another 21 bitcoin

Why 

The President Nayib Bukele bought them on the 21st day of December 2021 at 21:21:21

What next

El Salvador plans to buy another $500 million worth of bitcoin

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