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Proton creates a pathway for Banks to enter DeFi

Proton creates a pathway for Banks to enter DeFi

In recent days, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a bureau within the US Department of the Treasury that oversees banks, has issued new guidance that affects most financial institutions. Banks are now encouraged to adopt new technologies by...

SEC sues Ripple – XRP trading halted, and our response

SEC sues Ripple – XRP trading halted, and our response

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against  Ripple has captured the attention of the cryptocurrency industry. The accusations against Ripple are serious and the potential consequences significant. As a result, a number of exchanges have halted the...

Metal 2020 – Year in Review

Metal 2020 – Year in Review

The past year has been a shock for billions of people around the world. It seemed like no other year in recent memory had such a mix of good news and bad news, hardship and excitement, opportunities and closed doors. 2020 has been hard, but it has also been an...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Crypto over the Holidays

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Crypto over the Holidays

This holiday season, we know it will be a little awkward navigating conversations with your family whenever cryptocurrency comes up. After all, these are the people who probably rolled their eyes at you whenever you talked about “going to the Moon” all of those years...

Marshall’s AMA with WazirX – MTL, Proton, and more!

Marshall’s AMA with WazirX – MTL, Proton, and more!

Our CEO, Marshall Hayner, recently sat down with the team from WazirX to celebrate them listing our first cryptocurrency, Metal (MTL), on their exchange! WazirX is one of the largest and most trusted exchanges in India; adding MTL to this exchange gives over a billion...

Metal Heads-up – November 2020

Metal Heads-up – November 2020

It’s pretty ironic that just as the seasons change and winter inches closer, the cryptocurrency winter is beginning to fade. The price of Bitcoin is climbing, altcoins are following close behind, and whispers about cryptocurrency are spreading throughout the media. It...

Bitcoin Basics – Your Questions, Answered in Simple Language

Bitcoin Basics – Your Questions, Answered in Simple Language

There’s a lot of excitement around Bitcoin, and there’s just as many questions. Whether you’re hearing about Bitcoin for the first time, wanting to brush up on the basics, or trying to introduce a friend to cryptocurrency, we hope this guide is a helpful resource for...

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork – What it means for you

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork – What it means for you

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain has completed an upgrade that has resulted in what is known as a “hard fork,” which creates two separate cryptocurrencies. For individuals who own BCH, this has implications that you should be aware of. In this article, we’ll give you...

Introducing Verified Identities on Proton

Introducing Verified Identities on Proton

We’re thrilled to announce that Verified Identities are now available on Proton mainnet! This means that users who opt into providing KYC information can receive a Proton Verified checkmark, minimizing opportunities for mistakes and unlocking new features. Verified...

Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) – Consensus Without the Blockchain

Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) – Consensus Without the Blockchain

While much is written about blockchain ecosystems and how they can be used to achieve consensus across a variety of sources, alternatives to blockchain technology aren’t as widely known. One project seeking to redefine how consensus is achieved is Hedera; using their...

Metal Pay 2.6 is now available

Metal Pay 2.6 is now available

Our team has been hard at work finding ways to make Metal Pay better, faster, and safer than ever before - which is why we’ve released version 2.6.0 for iOS! With this update, Metal Pay continues its trajectory of redefining how integrated cryptocurrency and personal...

Securing Elections with Proton – Free, Fast, and Fair

Securing Elections with Proton – Free, Fast, and Fair

Voting is a fundamental part of every democracy, and for good reason: the idea that the people have the ability to choose their leaders is powerful. Few other systems of government allow the people to have this sort of direct influence over the course of their nation,...

Metal Pay Goes to Canada

Metal Pay Goes to Canada

We are thrilled to announce that Metal Pay has gained a Money Services Business (MSB) license for Canada! This means that Canadian citizens will soon have access to peer-to-peer payments and other Metal Pay services that US users have come to know and love, including...

Metal Heads-up – October 2020

Metal Heads-up – October 2020

Can you feel it? Just as the weather is starting to cool off, the cryptocurrency industry is heating up with a whirlwind of updates and news stories. Big players are fully embracing cryptocurrency, skeptics are finally joining the winning team, and the IRS is making...

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 & 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...

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...