Mastercard Unveils Web3 Music Accelerator and Drops Free NFTs

Mastercard’s Music Pass NFTs are key to unlocking the Mastercard Artist Accelerator Program, a Web3 platform giving free access to educational materials.  Earlier this week on Wednesday, April 12, the popular payments giant Mastercard stated that it will be releasing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in order to help Web3 musicians access the resources to help them … Read more

Mastercard Partners Australian Fintech Stables to Enable Stablecoin Payment

The collaboration between both entities to enhance USDC payment might attract some forms of skepticism owing to the Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) surrounding Circle, USDC, and the exposure to the three US banks that collapsed in the past week. American multinational financial services firm Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) has entered into a strategic partnership … Read more

Bybit Partners Mastercard to Provide Crypto Card Payments

Crypto exchange Bybit has partnered with leading payment processor Mastercard to launch a debit card that facilitates crypto payments. According to reports, these cards would enable users to pay for goods and services from their crypto holdings. However, this payment process does not support direct payment in digital currencies. Instead, the payment process sees users converting their … Read more

Bitso and Mastercard Launch Crypto Debit Card for Mexican Customers

The crypto debit card introduced by Bitso will have worldwide utility. Top Latin American crypto exchange, Bitso, in partnership with Mastercard, has announced the launch of its crypto debit card for Mexican customers. The duo first announced their partnership to launch a debit card in August 2022. Bitso’s CEO Daniel Vogel cited user demand as … Read more

Australia Partners with Payment Giant Mastercard, Others to Test CBDC

The RBA is set to explore various use cases for its central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC). The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has confirmed that it is teaming up with payments company Mastercard as the testing phase of its CBDC, digital dollar – the eAUD, gets underway. According to the RBA, it is set to … Read more