Mastercard launches ‘next gen’ of blockchain payments startup program

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Fintech giant Mastercard has announced that five new startups have joined its Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program, reports Cointelegraph. The Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program is a fintech accelerator program that focuses on “exploring future use cases to scale new solutions with startups around the world.” Joining the program are crypto […]

Mastercard explores CBDCs, trust and the evolution of money


Central banks have been exploring ways to issue their own digital currencies for years, writes Mastercard. Yet their efforts haven’t captured the public’s attention — for better or, more recently, for worse — like cryptocurrencies have. But central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs — essentially a digital version of fiat currency backed by a government […]