A patent grants its holder exclusive rights to an invention, such as a piece of technology, for a certain period of time. While designed as a means of protecting the intellectual property of inventors, the system is not without its critics who believe that patenting deters innovation and wastes resources. Consider crypto founding fathers like […]
There are many reasons why so many people use the Coinbase exchange. One of the main factors is that the company supports both credit and debit cards to buy Bitcoin and other supported currencies. Unfortunately, it seems there are some issues with these payment methods. A lot of customers have complained about extra charges when using a […]
ING has developed a zero-knowledge proof that is supposed to ensure anonymity when transacting on a Blockchain.
Blockchain gains another major win in adoption, as KPMG joins the WSBA, becoming the first of the ‘big four’ auditing companies to participate in Blockchain growth.
Mastercard has filed a patent to use Blockchain technology to process transactions instantaneously, allowing merchants to receive funds immediately upon sale.
New patent filings from Mastercard show how the credit card giant is looking at blockchain as a possible means for easing payment settlement times.
The last couple of years have brought numerous advancements in the development of blockchain technology. While it’s bound to revolutionize several markets, only a few big companies have started offering blockchain-based services so far. Leading payment processor MasterCard is now joining the race. So far, reports have indicated that MasterCard is still researching suitable ways […]
Bitcoin is still heavily flawed, and there are core issues that are stopping its growth
Saudi Arabia’s IDB embracing Blockchain technology for sharia-compliant financing options for banking and investment
Despite being relegated to the sidelines for years, Blockchain technology is suddenly hot. MasterCard is the latest company to utilize the technology that underpins Bitcoin.
Credit card giant Mastercard has opened access to its blockchain APIs, indicating it wants to focus on business-to-business and cross-border payments.
Life has become a lot harder for people who enjoy using cryptocurrency debit cards. A few months ago, Visa announced it would suspend all crypto debit cards outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). It now turns out MasterCard will be doing the exact same thing. This is bad news for a lot of people outside […]
“Non-government mandated currency is junk”: Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga
A new patent application from Mastercard indicates that the payments giant may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure.
While the rate of cashless transaction is increasing worldwide, it does not influence cryptocurrency adoption. This might change soon.