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Crypto & Digital Currencies

Mastercard Data & Services helps banks navigate the adoption of digital currency and design & develop crypto strategies & loyalty programs.

How can you get educated on digital currency and design and develop crypto strategies and programs?

Our consulting efforts with banks and merchants cover a range of digital currency capabilities, from early-stage education, risk assessments and bank-wide crypto and NFT strategy development to crypto cards and the design of crypto loyalty programs.

Mastercard has curated partnerships with digitally native firms that offer best-of-breed solutions in cryptocurrencies.

D&S Practice

Mastercard has helped fintechs expand into new markets, working through go-to-market planning and commercialization strategies. Additionally, a focus is helping central banks explore the design and deployment of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) using Mastercard’s testing platform, allowing them to research various scenarios before deployment, and drawing on deep expertise around payment systems, policy and regulation, and governance. 

How does Mastercard help you navigate the innovative payments landscape?

Mastercard Advisors Consulting

Unmatched payment and technology expertise through top of the line consulting services that drives tangible value for your business

Digital Labs

Accelerate innovation using Mastercard's proven innovation tools, processes and methodologies

Mastercard Market Trends

Market Trends is your platform for the latest payment trends, industry insights, competitive intelligence and market assessments to help you level up your strategy.

Loyalty Offers

Differentiate your business with seamless, digital, personalized offers powered by Mastercard

Test & Learn®

Mastercard Test & Learn, a multi-patented analytics platform, helps business leaders make decisions with more confidence by analyzing in-market business experiments.

Additional resources

Tokens on a chain: A role for banks in crypto

In 2009, the first successful decentralized cryptocurrency was launched. In 2021, a piece of digital artwork was auctioned for a value of US$69 million. Two landmark events 12 years apart. The auction house’s acceptance of cryptocurrency for the purchase of the artwork was not just a token gesture.

A glossary of crypto and blockchain terminology

From "smart contract" and "oracle" to "metaverse" and "web 3.0", the crypto and blockchain space can be confusing. Learn the key terms in our glossary of crypto and blockchain terminology.

Identifying the missing pieces in the crypto-regulation puzzle

Is the financial activity in the crypto asset ecosystem really all that new? That depends on where the focus lies, and governments’ approaches to crypto regulation will need to respond accordingly.

Our team of cryptocurrency experts

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