In 2016, MasterCard applied for a payment system that combines blockchain and fi- nage payments. This patent has now been approved.
As can be seen from a patent application, MasterCard apparently plans to establish itself as a payment service provider for cryptocurrencies. According to their request, they want to establish a system to connect “blockchain-based assets” with “fiat currency accounts”. They want to create a way to store “parts of Blockchain currencies” in a “first central account” and a certain amount of Fiat in a “second central account”.
Then follow us on Google News!
In concrete terms, MasterCard intends to set up a system to integrate crypto payments into its existing payment system:
As you can see from the graphic, the system provides a step called “Encode Network Identifier”. Thus, the payment service provider apparently hopes to retrospectively determine in transactions, who the persons behind the transaction are. The application was already published in November 2016, on 17.07.2018 it was finally given to him.
MasterCard, Bitcoin & Blockchain: It’s complicated
MasterCard approaches blockchain technology from all sides. In another patent, the company announced plans to use Blockchain to improve customer privacy. Last November, the world’s second largest credit card company announced plans to use Blockchain as a payment enhancement tool.
image by shutterstock
TheBitcoinNews.com – Bitcoin News source since 2012
Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. TheBitcoinNews.com holds several Cryptocurrencies, and this information does NOT constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.
Everything on this website can be seen as Advertisment and most comes from Press Releases, TheBitcoinNews.com is is not responsible for any of the content of or from external sites and feeds. Sponsored posts are always flagged as this, guest posts, guest articles and PRs are most time but NOT always flagged as this. Expert opinions and Price predictions are not supported by us and comes up from 3th part websites.
Advertise with us : Advertise