MoneyGram launches new crypto service
MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGI) today announced the launch of a new service enabling consumers to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrency via the MoneyGram mobile app. This new and innovative feature gives MoneyGram customers in nearly all U.S. states and the District of Columbia the ability to trade and store Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) by using the company’s mobile app.
This is the latest crypto-related service launch from a company bringing real-world cryptocurrency and blockchain use cases to life. From on/off-ramp services for digital wallets through partnerships with Coinme, Stellar and G-Coin, to cross-border settlement through Circle’s USD Coin (USDC), to the new ability to buy and store crypto simply by using its app, MoneyGram is pioneering cross-border payment innovation and blockchain-enabled settlement.
“Cryptocurrencies are additive to everything we’re doing at MoneyGram. From dollars to euros to yen and so on, MoneyGram enables instant access to over 120 currencies around the globe, and we see crypto and digital currencies as another input and output option,” said Alex Holmes, MoneyGram Chairman and CEO. “As a next step in the evolution of MoneyGram, we’re thrilled to provide our customers with access to a trusted and easy-to-use platform to securely buy, sell and hold select cryptocurrencies.”
The ability to buy, sell and hold crypto using the MoneyGram app is made possible through the company’s existing partnership with Coinme, a licensed crypto exchange and API-driven crypto-as-a-service provider. Together, since 2021, MoneyGram and Coinme have partnered to expand access to crypto by creating thousands of new locations in the U.S. for consumers to buy and sell bitcoin with cash.
MoneyGram is expected to expand its future selection of crypto coins as the company explores expansion to other markets in 2023, as global regulations allow.