Visa UK’s former chief executive Marc O’Brien joins world’s first crypto bank

Marc O’Brien, the former chief executive of Visa UK and Ireland, will be taking on the role of chief executive for the world’s first mobile cryptocurrency bank.

O’Brien, who left Visa in 2014, will be leading crypto start-up Crypterium which is a mobile service that aims to simplify cryptocurrency transactions as many still struggle to understand the concept of blockchain technology.

Through the service, users are issued digital debit cards that are bound to different cryptocurrency accounts which can then be linked to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Android Pay. The cards can then be used at any contactless payment terminal.

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