28 Jul '15, 2pm

Visa Europe talks about its bitcoin 'ideas'

Visa Europe talks about its bitcoin 'ideas'

Visa Europe's Collab, an arm of the company's digital innovation programme, has begun to look at bitcoin start-ups within the area of digital payments - a space dominated by the big card providers. Visa's Collab has been operating what it calls "a religion of a 100-day sprint proof of concept", and since February 2015 has established relations with some 200-odd start-ups and taken 45 of them through the proof of concept stage, to be bench tested at Visa Europe. In addition, the Collab opened its doors to operators in the bitcoin/blockchain space back in June for an "ideas jam". It's clearly early days in this regard, but IBTimes asked Steve Perry, chief digital officer and the founder and co-creator of Visa Europe Collab, what Visa is doing in the cryptocurrency space. Here's how the conversation went: Perry said: "We have just started to meet some start-ups in blockchain....

Full article: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/visa-europes-100-day-proof-conce...

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