Mastercard May Accept Non-Anonymous, State Cryptocurrencies
Mastercard executive Ari Sarker said this week that the payments company may eventually consider regulator-supported, non-anonymous digital currencies.
Sarker also mentioned that they are currently running a pilot program in Japan and Singapore that would allow investors to cash out their Bitcoin cryptocurrency onto a MasterCard. Even though the program involves KYC and AML components, Sarker said they will not be operating Bitcoin trading through the Mastercard network.
A spokesperson also revealed previously that the company already had over 30 “patents related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Source: Coin Telegraph