Epic Games raises $2B for Metaverse, Mastercard scales NFT plans and Ripple scores big win against SEC: Hodler’s Digest, April 10-16

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Mastercard files 15 metaverse and NFT related trademarks Multinational payments […]

Mastercard files 15 metaverse and NFT related trademarks

Payments giant Mastercard has filed 15 nonfungible token (NFT) and metaverse trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO. Highlights of the filings include plans for a virtual community for interacting with digital assets, the processing of payment cards in the Metaverse, an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of downloadable […]

BitPay Launches Prepaid Crypto Mastercard for US Customers

Blockchain payments provider Bitpay has launched a prepaid debit card enabling U.S. customers to spend their crypto holdings as fiat currency. Known as BitPay Card and provided through Mastercard, the offering enables U.S. users to spend bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies in stores accepting Mastercard debit cards globally, according to a June 11 announcement. Claimed as […]

Better Buy: Visa (V) vs. Mastercard (MA)

Let’s take a look at both Visa and Mastercard to see how they’re doing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Today both V and MA stocks are in red. Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) and Visa Inc (NYSE: V) are two of the world’s largest payment platforms. Both companies are pretty much the go-to standards when it comes to international remittance. […]

VeChain and Mastercard Back Australia-China Supply Chain Consortium

VeChain and Mastercard are among the heavy hitters backing the new APAC Provenance Council, which has already secured millions in funding for supply chain tracking and financing pilots throughout the Asia Pacific region. The consortium will provide comprehensive solutions for authenticating and tracking food, wine and produce using blockchain, with a particular focus on the […]

Mastercard and R3 Join Linux Foundation’s New Data Privacy Project

Data privacy issues have been escalating in 2020 as personal data is increasingly being used to fight COVID-19. The Linux Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium, has today announced a new data privacy project featuring dozens of cross-industry giants like Mastercard and IBM. Called the ToIP Foundation, the new data trust coalition aims to provide a […]

IBM, Mastercard Join Digital Identity Project Building ‘Ecosystems of Trust’

The highly specialized world of digital identity is opening itself to a wider audience. Announced Tuesday, the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation is backed by governments, nonprofits and private-sector firms. Key players include Mastercard, IBM and the Canadian Province of British Columbia.  A vast ecosystem of public bodies and private companies, large and small, are […]

Crypto Digest – June & July 2018 – Blockchain & Crypto news. Google, Facebook, Mastercard + more

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Mastercard CEO Reveals Why His Firm Quit Libra Over Several Red Flags

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga says his company left The Libra Association after his attitude towards the project deteriorated over proposals to link the coin with its own built-in wallet, Calibra, as well as the lack of a clear business model. In an interview with the Financial Times, the payment services chief, who has headed up […]