Digital Currency Update

Brazil’s central bank announced it would launch a CBDC pilot, with public testing taking place at the end of 2024. Bybit, a digital currency exchange, launched a Mastercard debit card for customers in Europe. Users will be able to spend from several digital currencies with automatic conversion to fiat at the point of sale, as well as make withdrawals from ATMs. Free virtual cards are available now, with plastic physical cards to follow next month. NFTpay, a payment gateway for NFT merchants that wish to accept cards, announced support for purchases using USDT and USDC stablecoins. Bitcoin of...

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March 2023
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Charts in this Issue

Canada Card Networks and Issuers–Market Shares and Issuer Rankings
Market Shares of Visa and Mastercard Purchase Volume for 2022
Canada’s Spending, Transactions and Cards by Brand 2022
Largest Credit Card Issuers in Canada–Ranked by Outstandings at Year-End 2022
BNPL Transactions January 2022 through February 2023—by Region
The Five Largest BNPL Investments
BNPL Deals—Investments and Acquisitions January 2022 through February 2023
Fees Paid by Merchants in the US–2022
US Merchant Fees in 2022–February 2022