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Latin America & the Caribbean have been on the path to digital payments for many years, as consumers, businesses and governments seek more speed, security and convenience in the payment's ecosystem. In response to these needs, several innovations brought new functionalities to business transactions, international payments, person-to-person transfers, and other use cases.

As economies evolve, people are increasingly turning to digital assets—cryptocurrencies, asset-backed stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens, for example—as a way to own or transfer value. Interest in digital assets continues to grow in Latin America as they offer consumers, businesses, and governments new ways to store, use, and move value.

This report developed by Mastercard addresses:

  • The meaning of the various digital assets and the growing interest of Latin Americans in digital currencies

  • The opportunities represented by digital assets and how Mastercard and its global network are collaborating in this ecosystem

  • Ways to improve the consumer experience in this space, and how to help ensure greater security in your use cases

“The potential for digital currencies to change everyday payments is massive. As a leading technology player, Mastercard is helping to shape it, guide it and provide consumer protections and security.”

- Walter Pimenta, Executive Vice President, Products and Innovation, Mastercard Latin America and the Caribbean.

Access the report to learn more about digital assets.

Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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