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TAP Makes Shortlist: Emerging Payments Awards 2021 for ‘Best Use of Crypto in Financial Services’

Stalina
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Day, Month,2021, LONDON: TAP Global has been shortlistedin the ‘Best Use of Crypto in Financial Services’ in the Emerging Payments Awards(EPA) 2021.

 

Now in its 14th year, the Emerging Payments Awardscelebrate innovation and collaboration by recognising companies thathave made significant impact in supporting and providing payment solutions forconsumers and businesses.

 

It is one of the most recognized awards within the UK payments industry with an independentpanel of 58 judges including this year:

 

·        Anna Maj FinTech Leader, Senior Advisor, Truffle Capital, SeniorLecturer CFTE

·        Jill Docherty [ of Business Development, UK & Ireland, Visa

·        Martha Mghendi-Fishe Founder & Executive Board Chair, EWPN

·        Mark Walker Co-founder & COO Editorial Director, The FintechPower 50 and The Fintech Times

·        Joanne Dewar CEO, Global Processing Services

·        Nikki Evans CEO EMEA, EML

 

Tap Global wasshortlisted for The ‘Best Use of Cyrpto inFinancial Services’ category based on criterias such as the benefits it providesto its end-users, how TAP stands out from its competitors due to its featuresand innovation, and the proven evidence of its success in the market.

 

“‘Tap was one of the first companies to launch a crypto prepaidpayment card with Mastercard in the EU’ in 2020 and our cryptocurrency-to-fiat prepaidMastercard and smartphone app give users the

power to instantly trade all major cryptocurrencies to fiat, andto make purchases with their cryptocurrency”, comments David Carr, CEO atTAP GLOBAL.

 

“Tap’s proprietary AI Middlewareconnects to multiple exchanges simultaneously, automatically validatingavailable liquidity and selecting the most competitive prices whilefacilitating trades in a matter of seconds. Users can convert their cryptocurrency assets to fiat instantly,allowing them to pay for goods or use an ATM anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

 

Through the smartphone app, users can securely send and receivecryptocurrencies and fiat, view their transaction history, lock and unlocktheir card in case of loss and instantly view their PIN. Tap offers its usersfull EEA coverage for card, banking and cryptocurrencies and a named EUR IBANand/or GBP Sort Code and Account Number, as well as secure, offline, coldstorage behind a multi-signature wallet with the highest grade security for allcryptocurrency assets”, he further adds.

 

“It’s an honour to be shortlisted for this award which furtherrecognizes the added value TAP brings to market and the benefits for our end-users.None of this would have been achievable without the hard work of our teams andthe support of our partners”, says David.

 

Commenting on theannouncement, Kriya Patel, CEO at Transact Payments adds, “The EPAawards are some of the most prestigious awards in our industry recognisingcompanies that are making a real difference in driving innovation in payments.We’re delighted to be working with TAP Global and being shortlisted for thisaward.”

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