WhatsApp’s payment features have been suspended in Brazil less than one month after the Facebook-owned app rolled them out.
MasterCard Worldwide, or MasterCard incorporated, is an international payment system and transnational financial corporation that unifies 22,000 financial organizations in 210 countries around the world. The company was founded in 1966 with the merger of several Californian banks to compete with Bank of America, which currently works with Visa — MasterCard’s main opponent. The company is currently headquartered in New York and MasterCard’s CEO is Ajaypal Singh Banga. The main activity of MasterCard is the processing of payments between the acquired banks, which serve as the place of trades, and other credit corporations that use MasterCard’s debit and credit cards. The MasterCard association is aimed at managing the business, promoting the brand, and developing and implementing new technologies, such as a contactless way of making payment called PayPass.
BitPay rolls out prepaid Mastercard for U.S. crypto customers, hoping to further drive adoption and purchasing power of crypto holders.12683
An international campaign calling on credit card companies to block payments to porn sites could lead to a huge wave of new cryptocurrency adopters.6332
The Linux Foundation has launched the ToIP Foundation, a new cross-industry coalition that aims to provide a trusted exchange of data over the internet.6584
VeChain and Mastercard are among the heavy hitters backing the new APAC Provenance Council, focused on Australia’s $76 billion of exports to China.15604
Matrixport's platform now allows users to buy crypto currencies directly through Visa and Mastercard.9685
The next step for crypto’s mass adoption might lie in an alliance between decentralized crypto assets and centralized custodians.3896
An instant crypto exchange that launched when 1 BTC cost $224 looks back on five years in business.5081
35 multinational companies have applied for 212 blockchain-related patents in China, including Microsoft and Mastercard.4123
A crypto company offers a prepaid card that can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted, with a daily ATM withdrawal limit of $2,500.4884
Digital payment platform Uphold has announced a debit card that lets users spend converted digital assets, cash and commodities.10904
Coinbase is the first crypto company to become a principal partner of the payments giant. Will crypto debit cards soon become commonplace?15207
Simplex, a major fiat-to-crypto onramp provider servicing exchanges like Binance, will now unlock direct crypto purchases for Celsius app users.3914
Mastercard, Binance X, and Ripple’s Xpring joined the Blockchain Education Alliance launched by blockchain accelerator MouseBelt.6462
Bitcoin returns to five figures, some Coinbase users are limited to withdrawing $10 a day, and North Korean hackers get inventive.10606