Mastercard Launches Bitcoin Transaction Cards Inside Asia Pacific
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Mastercard Launches Bitcoin Transaction Cards Inside Asia Pacific

Consumers and businesses in the Asia Pacific region can now apply for bitcoin-linked Mastercard credit, debit, and prepaid cards.The card giant partnered with cryptocurrency service providers Amber, Bitkub, and CoinJar to enable customers to pay for regular purchases with BTC.On the backend, cryptocurrency in the user’s account is instantly converted into fiat currency to allow…

Mastercard plans to permit US partners to provide crypto loyalty rewards
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Mastercard plans to permit US partners to provide crypto loyalty rewards

Millions of loyalty rewards program users who may have never had any knowledge or use of cryptocurrencies could soon have some exposure…

Mastercard, Bakkt Team Up To Integrate Bitcoin In Global Payments Network
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Mastercard, Bakkt Team Up To Integrate Bitcoin In Global Payments Network

Source: AdobeStock / diy13Payments giant Mastercard is readying to announce that its vast network of banks and merchants will be soon allowed to integrate cryptocurrencies into their operations. The company is pursuing these plans in partnership with crypto platform Bakkt. The products to be covered by this expansion are to include bitcoin (BTC) wallets, credit and…

Report: Mastercard Programs to Allow Merchants to simply accept Bitcoin Obligations
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Report: Mastercard Programs to Allow Merchants to simply accept Bitcoin Obligations

Mastercard is said to be planning to allow any bank or merchant on its vast network to accept Bitcoin and offer Bitcoin and Bitcoin rewards. According to a new report from CNBC, Mastercard is partnering with Bitcoin and crypto wallet provider Bakkt, which will offer Bitcoin custodial services to merchants that sign up, executives at…

MasterCard now provides crypto-items
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MasterCard now provides crypto-items

MasterCard has partnered with Bakkt to offer MasterCard’s network of merchants, banks, and fintech companies the ability to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrency. MasterCard is calling this new offering, Crypto-as-a-Service and has decided to offer digital assets to its network of users to give them more variety when it comes to money and payments. “Mastercard…

The Mastercard Bitcoin conspiracy
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The Mastercard Bitcoin conspiracy

I’ve spoken often about Mastercard’s hegemony over the BTC and general blockchain ecosystem. The information is public, and verifiable, but critics rally to call the information “conspiracy theories,” which is offensive since Mastercard’s blockchain patents and news of their acquisitions can be found with simple Google searches. So, it got me thinking about other so-called…

Mastercard chooses 7 crypto startups for Start Route accelerator
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Mastercard chooses 7 crypto startups for Start Route accelerator

Mastercard keeps its focus on the digital asset industry, echoing moves by its main competitor, Visa.