Financial technology leader Worldpay from FIS has partnered with cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com to be a global validator and operator for the Crypto.org Chain.
The Crypto.org Chain is a public blockchain which enables transactions worldwide between people and businesses. As part of the partnership, Worldpay will also provide global merchant acquiring services to support Crypto.com’s continued growth and global expansion.
With the market for cryptocurrencies growing rapidly, Crypto.com wanted to partner with a proven validator for the Crypto.org Chain and a payments provider with extensive experience working with crypto exchanges, to support its continued growth. Crypto.com will leverage Worldpay from FIS merchant services to process card-based purchases and sales of cryptocurrencies.
“Worldpay has provided innovative solutions and services to the crypto industry for the past eight years and we’re delighted to have been selected by Crypto.com to help them take cryptocurrencies to a wider global market,” said Nabil Manji, Head of Crypto and Emerging Business, Worldpay from FIS. “Interest in cryptocurrencies has never been greater, and it is now more important than ever to make these new technologies more accessible to more people.”
“By becoming a validator of our Crypto.org Chain and providing its best-in-class global merchant acquiring services, Worldpay will greatly contribute to our vision of making cryptocurrency accessible to everyone,” said Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com. “We look forward to collaborating with Worldpay to advance the growth of cryptocurrency and digital assets.”
FIS processes over $2 trillion in transactions annually across over 100 countries in numerous payments types and currencies. The company is an experienced Card-to-Crypto processor, which provides services for 4 of the top 5 cryptocurrency exchanges, and has recently announced a number of cryptocurrency-focused initiatives in its mission to advance the way the world pays, banks and invests.