Mastercard Files Trademark for Crypto and Blockchain Tools

Mastercard’s blockchain push gains momentum with the new trademark application.
Mastercard Files Trademark for Crypto and Blockchain Tools

Global payment leader Mastercard continues to carve out a dominant position in the rapidly-evolving world of digital currency, recently filing a new trademark application that solidifies its commitment to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. 

This filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under the serial number: 98038563 reflects Mastercard’s plan to develop downloadable API software for the verification of blockchain transactions, processing and exchange of cryptocurrencies, and enhanced connectivity between Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) to streamline cryptocurrency transactions.

Mastercard’s venture into the blockchain realm began in 2021 when it started supporting selected cryptocurrencies on its network. 

However, this new move appears to be a significant acceleration of Mastercard’s investment in the crypto world, especially in light of the current regulatory scrutiny and the broader market’s conservative response to crypto.

The new applications are an essential addition to Mastercard’s portfolio, contributing to its robust blockchain patents and pending applications. 

The company has also proven its commitment through significant partnerships with crypto exchanges such as Gemini and Bitpay, and acquiring Ciphertrace, a crypto analytics firm.

Mastercard’s strategic positioning in the digital payments landscape showcases its forward-thinking approach and readiness to integrate blockchain solutions into its network. 

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