Mastercard Furthers Investment Into Crypto Card Integration

Mastercard is queuing up a full suite of crypto partners, according to an announcement this week, in efforts to streamline its card program for crypto wallets and exchanges. The company initiative seeks to provide crypto companies with a card option that gives crypto-holders the ability to spend their digital assets anywhere that Mastercard is accepted.

Swipin’ New Partnerships

The flurry of partnerships include:

  • Circle
  • Paxos
  • Evolve Bank & Trust
  • Metropolitan Commercial Bank
  • Uphold
  • BitPay
  • Apto Payments
  • i2c Inc.
  • Galileo Financial Technologies

Each partner looks to play a unique role in Mastercards revitalization to the firm’s already existing Crypto Card Program. Evolve Bank & Trust and Metropolitan Commercial Bank are set to likely be the card issuers while Uphold and BitPay provide supporting crypto wallet technology infrastructure. Meanwhile, i2c Inc., Apto Payments, and Galileo Financial Technologies will support processing and program management for Mastercard.

Paxos and Circle, arguably two of the most recognizable names in the list, will support Mastercard with the conversion of crypto-to-fiat by way of stablecoins; the process will allow Mastercard to have stronger internal stability and ideally allow more banks and crypto partners to get involved down the line. For Circle, Mastercard is another strong partnership in the mix after the firm locked in Visa as a partner back in December 2020. Circle, of course, is a major payments infrastructure firm most known for being the principal operator for the USD

Source: https://www.bitcoinnewsminer.com/mastercard-furthers-investment-into-crypto-card-integration/

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