Having problems with payments around Christmas can be frustrating, especially for those who leave gift buying till the last minute. With calmer markets this holiday season, the crypto ecosystem has been operating relatively smoothly, with few exceptions. The fiat world, however, saw some glitches that affected card payments in particular.

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Complaints About Payments and ATM Issues

Users of Visa and Mastercard, the world’s leading payment processors, have complained about their cards not working right before Christmas Day. Both systems experienced outages on Dec. 24, according to data collected by Downdetector. The website monitors various services in real time and updates you whenever they are having problems or are temporarily down for some reason.

User Reports Reveal Visa and Mastercard Outages During the Holidays

Issues with Visa in the U.S. started at around 1:14 p.m. EST this past Tuesday, the platform details, with most reports concerning payments (83%) and ATM transactions (10%). Around 6% of users had to deal with…

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