Jun 5, 2020

Nike fintech partnership offers rewards on crypto purchases

Nike
Fintech
Cryptocurrency
Blockchain
Matt High
2 min
Nike Swoosh
Footwear giant Nike has partnered with UK fintech, Plutus to offers its customers cash back rewards on cryptocurrency purchases...

Nike has partnered with Plutus, a London-based startup challenger bank that will see Plutus Visa Card users earn 3% cash back on any online purchases with the sports apparel company.

It was reported by BitcoinExchangeGuide that card users shopping on the web with Nike would earn 3% crypto cash back or up to 9% cas rewards.

CPO of Plutus, Minyi Soon explained that “You can purchase products such as the Nike Air Max ‘90s, customise then using the Nike By You website, and receive up to 9% cash back on top of the 3% crypto back for your purchase, which appears in your Plutus account.”

The scheme is timely, considering the growth in online shopping that has resulted from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The rewards will be generated in Plutus’ Pluton token, which is on the ethereum network and the world’s first decentralised loyalty today.

The announcement forms part of Plutus’ broader vision of bringing cryptocurrencies to the mainstream.

The challenger bank does this through the fusing of cryptos and banking in its innovative app technology.

Plutus: an introduction

Plutus was founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneur, Danial Daychopan and is today used by thousands of people across Europe.

The fintech is built around a vision to integrate cryptocurrencies into everyday life.

It does this by empowering users to manage their Fiat - providing the same financial services that customers would find at a typical challenger bank and which empower them to take greater control of their finances.

Plutus also brings convenience to the management of cryptos through its technology platform. For example, it allows users to manage their Fiat and their crypto from a single interface.

The company also lets users top up their debit cards with Fiat or crypto and spend at more than 400 million merchants worldwide through the Visa infrastructure.

As well as its affiliate partnership with Nike, Plutus has also partnered with Airbnb and Skyscanner in 2020. These partnerships enable the purchasing of travel tickets with cryptocurrencies.

Find out more about Plutus here.

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Jun 14, 2021

The FinTech Show: Bitcoin, crypto mining, and payments

Bitcoin
cryptomining
Payments
Fintech
1 min
Scott Birch, Editorial Director, and Will Girling, Editor of FinTech Magazine, poll our community on El Salvador's decision to make Bitcoin legal tender

In episode six of the FinTech Show (originally broadcast live on 11 June at 2pm BST), Scott Birch and Will Girling discuss:

  • El Salvador becoming the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender
  • China's decision to clamp down on crypto mining operations
  • The new developments in post-COVID payments, including the EU's decision to give every citizen a digital wallet

We also explore the newly released June '21 edition of FinTech Magazine, including a special look at our profile piece on HOOPP and the future of small business lending (guided by iwoca). Special thanks go to Valeria Simantob for providing the front cover of that issue.

Before you go! Follow us on LinkedIn and make sure to tune in on 25 June for the next FinTech Show.

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