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Zcash Fireside Chat Recap

Zcash Fireside Chat Recap

Recently, Metal CEO Marshall Hayner sat down with Bradley Miller from Zcash to discuss both projects, their vision for cryptocurrency, and so much more. This came at a pivotal moment for both companies; Zcash is preparing for its first network halving, scheduled for...

Stablecoins Explained

Stablecoins Explained

Most people who invest in cryptocurrency want to have a way to move money from one coin to the next, or to pull their investment out of a coin and place it somewhere safe. Converting from cash to crypto and back multiple times can cost you quite a bit in fees - so...

Understanding Chainlink (LINK)

Understanding Chainlink (LINK)

In basic terms, Chainlink is a decentralized network that can communicate directly with smart contracts, providing them with real-time data and automating how contracts are carried out. LINK is the cryptocurrency used in the Chainlink system and fuels this network of...

MTL is now live on mainnet!

MTL is now live on mainnet!

We’re proud of our MTL token and the way that it has been used for Pop rewards, activating lower fees for buying and selling cryptocurrency, and more. MTL was designed to be a highly functional digital asset, and we’ve been blown away by how our community has embraced...

Metal Pay 2.5 is now available!

Metal Pay 2.5 is now available!

We love finding ways to make cryptocurrency easier for you to use, which is why we’re thrilled to bring Metal Pay 2.5.0 to our iOS users. With this update, Metal Pay takes another step closer to our vision for how integrated cryptocurrency and personal finances should...

Proton Swapping Tool is Live  – Unlocking Staking and More!

Proton Swapping Tool is Live – Unlocking Staking and More!

We’re thrilled to announce that our brand new Proton Swap tool is now live and ready for iOS and Android users of the Proton Wallet. This tool will allow you to swap your XPR based on the Ethereum blockchain to mainnet XPR - which opens up all other functions of the...

Ubitquity to integrate Proton for real estate transactions

Ubitquity to integrate Proton for real estate transactions

Proton has teamed up with Ubitquity LLC to reimagine how real-world use cases of blockchain technology can look. Ubitquity is a leader in enterprise-ready blockchain technology, known for their secure platform that enables real estate and record-keeping to be done in...

Metal Pay welcomes Paxos Gold (PAXG) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Paxos Gold (PAXG) to our Marketplace

While there are lots of different types of investments, people often use broad categories to describe where they are investing their money. Stocks represent a share of a company, bonds represent your trust in the issuer; real estate represents ownership of private...

Metal Heads-up – August 2020

Metal Heads-up – August 2020

August is one of those busy months where the sleepy days of summer give way to a whirlwind of activity. Parents around the country are scratching their heads trying to figure out how school is supposed to look this year, and college students are doing the same. While...

Metal Heads-up — July 2020

Metal Heads-up — July 2020

Ah, the dog days of summer. Everything seems to be getting hotter these days - from the temperature, to the cryptocurrency markets. While we’re seeing record-breaking highs across the United States and around the world, we’ve heard that several altcoins are...

Metal Pay 2.4.0 is here!

Metal Pay 2.4.0 is here!

We’re passionate about making cryptocurrency easier to use, which is why we’re constantly finding ways to improve every last bit of Metal Pay. We believe that cryptocurrency should be easier to use than it often is, and each update we roll out brings us one step...

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Profile

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Profile

Bitcoin SV (BSV; Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision) forked from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on November 15, 2018, due to an ongoing dispute over the direction that future development should take. This dispute largely centered on the block size of the Bitcoin network,...

Buy Bitcoin and TUSD for 0% Fees on Metal Pay

Buy Bitcoin and TUSD for 0% Fees on Metal Pay

We’ve built Metal Pay from the ground up to be the world’s easiest and most accessible way to buy, sell, and use cryptocurrency. Part of this involves our cutting-edge UI/UX, our FDIC-insured Cash wallets, and our responsive Support Team. But to go one step further,...

Metal Heads-up — June 2020

Metal Heads-up — June 2020

Is it just us, or is it feeling hotter outside these days? Not only did the month of June see record heat around the world, but there was also a giant dust cloud from the Sahara Desert that blew across the Atlantic - because apparently anything can happen in 2020....

Metal Pay welcomes Dai (DAI) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Dai (DAI) to our Marketplace

While there are many different types of cryptocurrency, some people say that you can really boil it down to two broad categories: stablecoins, and everything else. However, Dai is going against the grain, offering a stablecoin that looks much more like a traditional...

Metal Pay welcomes TomoChain (TOMO) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes TomoChain (TOMO) to our Marketplace

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a way for anyone, anywhere in the world, to participate in the global economy. If you think about traditional finance, it usually centers on government-issued currencies, centralized banks, and large payment processors. While this may...

2020 Midyear Review – Metal X, Proton, and more

2020 Midyear Review – Metal X, Proton, and more

We know that 2020 has been a year like never before for everyone around the world, and there’s quite a bit to feel unnerved about. However, there’s also a lot of good that has been happening that we shouldn’t lose sight of. For example, the cast of Parks and...

Metal X Beta goes International

Metal X Beta goes International

As we continue to make Metal X the premier cryptocurrency trading platform, one goal that we’ve been laser-focused on is international availability. Today, we’re excited to announce that Metal X will be available in many countries in and around the European Union,...

Closed Beta, Fee Structure, International Expansion, and More

Closed Beta, Fee Structure, International Expansion, and More

Although Metal Pay was built to be a highly practical and accessible way to buy and use cryptocurrency, we’ve always had our eyes set on creating the next generation cryptocurrency exchange. We think buying and selling cryptocurrency should be fast, easy, and...

Metal & Lynx have officially merged!

Metal & Lynx have officially merged!

We are thrilled to announce that, as of today, Metal and Lynx have officially merged into one team! This is one of the largest mergers in the cryptocurrency industry and a signal of amazing things to come. Additionally, this was a merger that was carried out in the...

A letter from our CEO

A letter from our CEO

Our vision at Metal has always been to create an ecosystem for everyday people to learn about, use, and have fun with cryptocurrency. We think that cryptocurrency is better when more people can participate, which is why we’ve created all of our products to be...

Welcome to Metal University

Welcome to Metal University

Welcome to Metal University! At Metal, we understand that cryptocurrency can be confusing. Sometimes it may seem like there are just too many concepts to keep track of, and we totally get that. That’s why we’ve created this free new way to learn about cryptocurrency,...

Metal X Closed Beta is now Live!

Metal X Closed Beta is now Live!

Our vision at Metal has always been to create an ecosystem for everyday people to learn about, use, and have fun with cryptocurrency. We think that cryptocurrency is better when more people can participate, which is why we’ve created all of our products to be...

Receiving Your Stimulus Check in Metal Pay

Receiving Your Stimulus Check in Metal Pay

As many Americans might be aware, the United States Government is moving to send money directly to households that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These “stimulus checks” are expected to begin arriving in the coming weeks to Americans who have direct...

Metal Pay welcomes Decred (DCR) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Decred (DCR) to our Marketplace

Some cryptocurrencies exist to facilitate data sharing. Others are created to execute smart contracts in a blockchain ecosystem. But perhaps one of the most widely known uses for a cryptocurrency is a Store of Value (SoV). Cryptocurrencies that function as a SoV,...

Metal Pay welcomes Horizen (ZEN) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Horizen (ZEN) to our Marketplace

Real-world utility is a dream of many cryptocurrency projects, but few manage to reach that level of adoption. The reasons are simple: centralized systems slow things down, updates get stuck on the backburner due to a lack of consensus, and actual use-cases for many...

Metal Pay welcomes Binance USD (BUSD) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Binance USD (BUSD) to our Marketplace

Cryptocurrency is known for its fast transaction speeds, global accessibility, and quick price movements. As much as those features of cryptocurrency can excite and inspire people around the world, that last quality – quick price movements – can make some investors...

Metal Pay welcomes TRON (TRX) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes TRON (TRX) to our Marketplace

Cable companies dictate what TV shows viewers can watch in their living rooms. Record labels decide which artists can release albums and when they can do so. Movie studios determine release dates for new films. In all of these examples, the larger corporations charge...

Metal Pay welcomes Cosmos (ATOM) to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Cosmos (ATOM) to our Marketplace

You’ve heard of the major players in cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and more. By now you’ve also probably noticed a trend with cryptocurrency: what happens in one blockchain rarely, if ever, crosses over into another blockchain. In some ways, this is...

Advocating for Crypto to the Government

Advocating for Crypto to the Government

It’s important to us that we help move cryptocurrency closer to mainstream adoption. However, mass adoption depends on more than just a beautifully designed app or an easy-to-use product. What may matter far more is improved regulations that deal with cryptocurrency....

Template for Contacting Officials on Behalf of Crypto

Template for Contacting Officials on Behalf of Crypto

Finding just the right words to say can be hard, which is why we’ve made this helpful template when contacting elected officials. Whether you’re writing a letter to your local mayor, your governor, a congressman or senator, or even the President, this template can...

Metal Pay 2.2.0 for iOS – Crypto Deposits & Withdrawals and More

Metal Pay 2.2.0 for iOS – Crypto Deposits & Withdrawals and More

Metal Pay has always been laser-focused on making cryptocurrency easy to use and more accessible than ever. All too often, people have avoided the idea of crypto because of how confusing the field may be, or how hard it is to use many crypto products. That’s why...

Referral Program Announcement

Referral Program Announcement

Hey Metal family, As you may have noticed, our referral program recently stopped working like it should. We tried fixing things on our end, but we quickly figured out that the problem centers with a third-party that we use to make your referrals happen. Using an...

Metal Pay welcomes IOTA to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes IOTA to our Marketplace

Your fridge can check the weather. Your washing machine can text you. Your car can post on Twitter. It seems that more and more of the appliances, gadgets, and toys that surround us are coming online and connecting to the Internet. By welcoming the MIOTA token to the...

Metal Pay 2019 – Year in Review

Metal Pay 2019 – Year in Review

Happy New Year, Metal family! This past year has been one of change, progress, and curiosities all around the world. NASA completed its first all-woman spacewalk, marking a turning point in space exploration. Countries and corporations around the globe outlined...

Metal Pay for Android

Metal Pay for Android

Since our inception, our goal has been to revolutionize the finance industry and make banking, cryptocurrency, and payments easier than ever and accessible to all. That’s why we’ve always had our eyes set on Android, not just iPhone. Our team has put in extra work to...

Metal Pay 2.1 is here!

Metal Pay 2.1 is here!

Hey Metal fam, how’s December been treating you? If you’re like most people, you’re probably super busy knocking out last-minute shopping, finishing up work, and making plans with your favorite people. If you’re like us, then this December has been a whirlwind of...

Metal Pay welcomes Ravencoin to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Ravencoin to our Marketplace

KAAAAAAW! In flies the Raven (Coin)! What doth it bring for us on this momentous day? With the addition of RVN, the native asset of the Ravencoin blockchain, Metal hopes to bring you closer to the truth in the form of a regulated platform for creating and trading...

Metal Heads-up — November 2019

Metal Heads-up — November 2019

It’s that time of the year again! Families get together, friends see each other, and everything seems to be just a tiny bit cozier. Your wallet may feel a tad lighter, your pants may seem a little snugger, but it’s all good because it’s the holidays. Whether you were...

Metal Pay welcomes Komodo to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes Komodo to our Marketplace

We are very excited to announce that the latest addition to the innovative Metal Pay Marketplace is the Komodo Platform (KMD). Komodo became one of the more technically-solid projects on the market by leveraging the power of the Bitcoin blockchain. In March of 2018,...

Metal Pay welcomes DigiByte to our Marketplace

Metal Pay welcomes DigiByte to our Marketplace

This week we are welcoming the DigiByte blockchain and its native coin (DGB) to the growing Metal Pay Marketplace. DigiByte is one of the relatively unknown projects on the market, which may not remain the case for long. The DGB team can boast about having...

Metal Pay 2.0 is here!

Metal Pay 2.0 is here!

We’ve been listening to the feedback from our community and we’ve implemented a few big changes in the Metal Pay app. While we’re still working on other projects that will improve the user experience and expand our availability, we wanted to ship this update as soon...