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Mastercard NFTs

Mastercard to Enable NFT Buys on Its Network

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International payments company Mastercard announced working to unlock NFT trading with the Layer 2 scaling solution ImmutableX, the digital collectibles company Candy Digital, The Sandbox metaverse, the NFT marketplaces Mintable, Spring, Nift Gateway, and crypto payments company MoonPay. In a...

Mastercard crypto trademarks

Mastercard Applied for About 15 Crypto-Related Trademarks

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Leading financial services provider Mastercard has applied for about 15 crypto and metaverse trademarks on April 4. Among them are filings for virtual cards and payments, NFTs, crypto and NFT marketplaces, etc. In February Mastercard hired 500 new team members to hold discussions with banks and...

MasterCard Acquires CipherTrace

MasterCard Purchased Crypto Intelligence Firm CipherTrace

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Major financial services provider MasterCard acquired crypto risk intelligence firm CipherTrace. The startup creates tools via which companies and government officials can find out illegal crypto transactions. The amount for the purchase hasn’t been unveiled. New on the Blog! "Mastercard...

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Mastercard Announces Crypto Card Initiative

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International payments giant Mastercard revealed plans to realize a crypto card program to allow traditional banking establishments as well as crypto enterprises to offer their clients cards for digital asset operations. As stated in the press release published on July 20, Mastercard teamed up with...

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Visa and Mastercard Continue Partnership with Binance

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Major payment companies Visa and Mastercard told Financial Times that clients will be able to access operations with Binance in spite of the current regulatory issues that the company faces. After various countries targeted Binance, some banks and payments firms have stopped working with the...

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Gemini and Mastercard Will Bring Out Crypto Credit Card

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Crypto services provider Gemini has teamed up with Mastercard to release crypto returns credit card. The product's debut will be in the summer. We are excited to announce Mastercard as the network partner for the #GeminiCreditCard! We are thrilled to work with one of the most trusted and globally...

Ann Cairns

Mastercard called bitcoin unsuitable for payments

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Bitcoin does not behave like a payment instrument - it is extremely volatile and takes too long to complete, Mastercard executive chairman Ann Cairns said in an interview. “If you and I go to drink coffee, and I decide to pay in bitcoins, our drink may cost me, for example, 40% more expensive...

Master card crypto support

Master Card to Support Some Crypto Assets on the Network

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On Wednesday, multinational financial services corporation Master Card announced that people will be allowed to buy cryptocurrencies via its network. The service will be available later this year. The firm told about the news in a blog post. It mentioned that regardless of different approaches...

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MasterCard and Visa are leaving Facebook’s Libra project

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They heard senators' voices. Facebook loses some chief partners, like eBay, Stripe, Visa and MasterCard. Regulators and lawmakers criticised the Libra project, which brought to thought will the project even persist? Before the opening meeting of Libra Association in Geneva, which is planned to be...

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Senators warn Visa, Mastercard, Stripe on Libra membership

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Two Senate Democrats are warning three payment corporations to review their membership in the Libra Association and involvement with the crypto project of the Facebook. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii are sure that Libra is a threat not only to the worldwide economy...

The Libra Association

Facebook Libra payment partners hesitate on cryptocurrency

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Four payment corporations that have already joined to the Libra Association as originating members are hesitating on officially approving the crypto plan. Mastercard, Paypal, Stripe and Visa are troubled about their further contacts with governors, who have doubts about the Libra. Heads of these...

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