What is Mastercard?

Mastercard Inc. is a leading global payments & technology company that connects consumers, businesses, merchants, issuers & governments around the world. Mastercard Blockchain creates new commerce opportunities for the digital transfer of value. Mastercard Blockchain APIs are experimental and available for selected testing with partners. As of April 2018, Mastercard has filed over 30 patents for blockchain and cryptocurrency-related projects.

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Mastercard Features


  • Privacy. The platform prioritizes the privacy of all participants on a Blockchain. Only direct partners will have insight into their specific transactions
  • Ease of use. Allows integration of the benefits of Blockchain into applications without the overhead of setting up a local node
  • Flexibility. Provides samples to get you started quickly, and provide a framework to help you design your application protocol
  • Scalability. The consensus mechanism brings commercial processing speed and extensibility to the Blockchain
  • A trusted partner. With Mastercard’s existing capabilities at your disposal, you can build real world financial applications that are ready for global scale
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Mastercard Team

Ajay Banga
Ajay Banga

President and Chief Executive Officer