Visa has announced that it will accept cryptocurrency USD Coin on its payment network. The value of the USD Coin or USDC is pegged directly to the U.S. dollar. The financial firm has launched a pilot program with, a payment and crypto platform. Visa plans to add more partners to the services later this year.  The move has come at a time when BNY Mellon, BlackRock and Mastercard are embracing digital coins.

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