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We’ve reached an important milestone for our team – the one year anniversary of Metal Pay. To commemorate this momentous occasion, we’d like to take a trip down memory lane and see how Metal Pay has evolved over the past 365 days, before looking ahead to our goals for the next 366. (That’s right, 2020 is a leap year!)
Metal didn’t get to where we are overnight. Our early life was spent in a tiny office, with mock-ups of prototypes taped to the wall and not much room to stretch out. Our original logo had a lowercase ‘m’ – that used to be the cool thing to do once upon a time. But we knew we were destined for greater things, and we made the decision to start our logo with a capital letter.
Though our aesthetics have changed over time, our mission was clear from Day One: to reinvent banking and bring opportunities for financial independence to the masses. We’ve been laser-focused on this goal and we’ve seen tremendous success already.
For thousands of years, a marketplace was where people went to buy and sell goods, barter and trade products, and learn news and information. Marketplaces allowed people to take control of their own financial destiny – something we believe to be a fundamental human right. Our vision for Metal Pay was to function as a new type of marketplace, where people could buy and sell cryptocurrencies, trade and send crypto with friends, and learn new and exciting concepts.
When we launched last September, Metal Pay only provided the option for users to earn crypto in the form of Metal (MTL) as a reward for making payments to friends. In December of 2018, that all changed with the addition of the Marketplace ...
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