NetCents Technology Receives BIN Number and Starts Printing Cards for Credit Card Launch
Vancouver, British Columbia – January 19, 2021 – NetCents Technology Inc. (CSE: NC) (FSE: 26N) (OTCQB: NTTCF) (“NetCents” or the “Company“), a cryptocurrency payments company, would like to provide an update on the NetCents Cryptocurrency Credit Card.
“This development couldn’t have come at a better time, Cryptocurrencies are really at that inflection point of growth, moving from “early adopters” to a larger consumer group we call ‘the new generation’ of FinTech clientele. Our predictions on the price of Bitcoin (please refer to previous press (March 16, 2020/August 5, 2020)) has come to pass. We expect wallets to exceed 100 million units in the near future, and that is just scraping the surface of a multi-billion market. Young people are embracing the opportunity to manage their own finances and they are now moving their assets into Crypto. The natural extension of this trend is to be able to access those assets with something as simple as a credit card. Our recent growth has been exceptional and now our clients will be able to use Crypto to shop wherever Visa is accepted. We believe that with all this new attention on Cryptocurrency – the take-up rate on our Visa card will be beyond our expectations,” stated Clayton Moore, CEO and Founder of NetCents.
To recap the recent progress on the credit card program, on August 10, 2020, the Company announced that it joined the Visa Fintech Fast Track Program – for the rollout of a Crypto-Backed Visa Card, this project superseded the previous credit product since it was an opportunity to work in a direct relationship with Visa.
On October 24, 2020, the Company announced that it had partnered with i2c to be the backend provider that links directly into the Visa network. i2c, headquartered in Silicon Valley, has developed unique software that will accelerate NetCents’ rollout of its Visa product. i2c is currently working with over 1,000 companies specialized in global payments and operates in over 200 Countries.
On November 17, 2020, the Company announced that it had been working diligently to sign an issuing bank for the credit card program and was working with their Risk and Compliance teams to gain approval. In order to do so, the Company was required to provide the bank with an expert legal opinion to certify NetCents compliance with all relevant AML laws and Fintrac MSB requirements through the end of 2021, full program and corporate analysis, and full corporate compliance program documentation. Based on this work NetCents announced a Banking partner in December.
On December 14, 2020, the Company announced that the bank compliance review was completed and was waiting for the Visa blackout date to be lifted to receive the BIN (Bank Identification Number) before completing the final integration.
The Visa blackout date has now passed, and the Company has been issued a BIN by Visa. With the BIN in place, the Company is now able to complete the final technical integration required to launch the card.
The final steps that the Company is now completing are:
- Integrating the BIN into the Visa network via i2c
- Integrating into the Apple Pay and Google Pay networks to allow card holders to add the NetCents card to their Apple Pay and Google Pay digital wallets, enabling them to use it as a digital card
- Set up BIN with the credit card printer
- Complete credit card chip profiling
In December, NetCents contracted with its card printing company, who is now completing the process of designing and printing the first batch of cards that will be issued to NetCents clients. This is the final part of the process as the BIN numbers that have been newly received are part of this production process.
Once these tasks are completed, the Company will commence issuing NetCents Cryptocurrency Visa cards.
NetCents Technology Inc., the transactional hub for all cryptocurrency payments, equips forward-thinking businesses with the technology to seamlessly integrate cryptocurrency processing into their payment model without taking on the risk or volatility of the crypto market. NetCents Technology is registered as a Money Services Business (MSB) with FINTRAC.
For more information, please visit the corporate website at www.net-cents.com or contact Investor Relations: [email protected].
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
NetCents Technology Inc.
Clayton Moore, CEO, Founder and Director
NetCents Technology Inc.
1000 – 1021 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 0C3
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