Spending Crypto Like Fiat: Alchemy Pay’s Vision for a Seamless and Accessible Financial Future

Alchemy Pay
4 min readDec 6, 2023

The ETHCC Event, while having concluded in July, continues to reverberate within the crypto world, casting a lasting impact on the crypto landscape. Renowned as one of the most established and meticulously executed conferences centered around Ethereum, it successfully convened developers, founders, and enthusiasts, fostering a rich exchange of insights into the latest developments and trends within the Ethereum ecosystem. Notably, the event spotlighted Gnosis, an Ethereum side chain, which made waves by unveiling its groundbreaking offerings, Gnosis Pay and Gnosis Card.

Gnosis brings forth a novel decentralized framework that facilitates the realization of crypto spending. A key component of this framework is Gnosis Pay, an independent payment network that operates on Layer-2 of the Gnosis Chain. This system also introduces the Gnosis Card, a self-custodial Visa debit card that empowers users to effectively utilize their digital assets for transactions. Gnosis Pay acts as a decentralized bridge, linking the world of Web3 with traditional payment systems, while the Gnosis Card functions as a Visa debit card intricately linked to a self-hosted wallet on the chain. By blending time-tested traditional payment methods with the underlying crypto protocols, this offering achieves consumer readiness and fulfills the longstanding goal of integrating crypto for real-world purchases — an aspiration that dates back to the emergence of Bitcoin.

According to Gnosis, the Gnosis Card holds Visa certification as a debit card, granting cardholders the ability to use it wherever Visa is accepted. Visa’s official endorsement of Gnosis card also points to a significant enthusiasm among well-established entities in the conventional payment industry to welcome crypto, signifying a favorable timing for deeper convergence between crypto and traditional fiat systems.

Given the centralized structure of traditional real-world payments, the concept of a decentralized payment network still requires validation–whether or not this Layer-2 solution can effectively handle substantial volume transfers is an aspect that remains to be proven. Nonetheless, this significant stride taken at least brings payment infrastructure further into the spotlight, highlighting the necessity for a robust infrastructure prepared to cater to a wide consumer base on a large scale.

This vision resonates with the ethos of Alchemy Pay. Its focus has revolved around making crypto more accessible and attainable to everyday people and the general public by establishing connections between crypto and various fiat currencies from different countries. As Alchemy Pay’s products and business reach a more advanced stage of development, our intention is not only to facilitate the inclusion of more users in the crypto world through our On & Off Ramp services, but our Crypto Card Solution also amplifies token utility by enabling their direct use for everyday purchases. This approach reinforces the practical applications of digital assets in real-world scenarios.

At present, Alchemy Pay has achieved a wide-ranging integration with renowned payment processors, local e-wallets, and domestic bank transfers, establishing an expansive payment network across 173 countries and offering an impressive array of over 300 fiat payment channels. With these enhanced payment capabilities, both Visa and Mastercard have formally authorized Alchemy Pay as a third-party payment service provider. In a display of its resolute commitment, Alchemy Pay has proactively secured multiple licenses across different countries and regions, including but not limited to the United States, Canada, Indonesia, and Lithuania.

Alchemy Pay is pleased to witness the growing consensus, both within and beyond this sector, of the significance of cryptocurrency payment solutions. And there’s a dedicated push to construct the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the broader inclusion of users on a larger scale. Its steadfast commitment lies in contributing and advancing the crypto payment industry, and eagerly anticipate the emergence of further innovations and applications in this field.

About Alchemy Pay

Founded in Singapore in 2017, Alchemy Pay is a payment gateway that seamlessly connects crypto with traditional fiat currencies for businesses, developers, and end users. With its On & Off-Ramp solution, NFT Checkout, Crypto Card and Crypto Payments, Alchemy Pay supports payments in 173 countries.

The Ramp is a one-stop solution to buy and sell crypto and fiat, easily integrated by platforms and dApps according to requirements. The NFT Checkout enables direct purchases of NFTs using fiat payment methods. The Crypto Card solution empowers businesses and token issuers to provide users with branded virtual and physical cards for instant global spending. ACH is the Alchemy Pay network token on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Alchemy Pay

Alchemy Pay (ACH) bridges fiat and crypto global economies through a real-world payment system and mainstream-friendly access to web3 services.