TenX bank cards not to work outside EU

The TenX bank cards holders, who are not residents of the European Union, will not be able to use it anymore
19 September 2017   1752

The TenX bank cards holders, who are not residents of the European Union, will not be able to use it after October 16th.

TenX card  
TenX card

Thus, as reported by TenX team, the company does not have a banking license yet, while every active TenX card currently in circulation is issued by a card partner who is actually licensed to issue cards, namely, Wave Crest Holdings Limited. However, WaveCrest informed TenX that they would no longer issue and maintain Visa® Prepaid Cards to cardholders outside of the European territory.

The startup team clarifies that it is already negotiating with other card issuing companies that could provide services to non-EU residents.

It will take us some time to integrate our systems with theirs, and to print new cards issued by these alternative issuers. We’re currently targeting a November 2017 launch for these new cards, so look out for more information regarding this in the coming weeks.

TenX team

For TenX cardholders who are not EU citizens, the company offers to replace it without additional costs, or receive a monetary refund. To do this, you must contact the support via email.

Bakkt to Release Consumer App This Year

The app can be used for a wide range of tasks, e.g., crypto and securities trading, virtual goods purchase, etc
23 January 2020   66

Institutional Investor Platform Bakkt will release an app for retail investors this year, with which users can pay with cryptocurrency.

According to the president of Bakkt Adam White at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the application can be used for a wide range of tasks. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, it will support various virtual “goods” like points of loyalty programs.

In addition, in the future it is possible to add securities trading, as well as the creation of a portal for shops and merchants. That is, the application will be more like a traditional fintech product like PayPal than a solution from a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the Bakkt platform was originally created for institutional investors, the new director of Mike Blandina is very serious about entering the retail market. Earlier, he said that the application for retail investors should be released in the first half of 2020.

I do not think we are there yet. What gives me optimism is that we are seeing a lot of developer interest. I am confident that someone is going to find something.


Adam White

President of Bakkt

 White added that the cryptocurrency market is still underdeveloped.