Mastercard is one of the big players that is making moves in the crypto space, boosting the ecosystem. Check out the latest reports about this below.

Mastercard files for trademark for crypto and blockchain tools

Mastercard, a leading payments processing company, is taking a step forward in the world of digital assets by filing a trademark application for several crypto blockchain tools.

The application, submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, indicates that Mastercard aims to develop software for crypto transactions and establish connections between virtual asset service providers.

The trademark filing states the following:

“MASTERCARD CRYPTO CREDENTIAL trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of downloadable application programming interface (API) software for verifying interactions using blockchain networks; downloadable application programming interface (API) software used in processing or exchange of cryptocurrencies and blockchain transactions, namely, identity management and authentication tools; downloadable application programming interface (API) software for connecting virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to other VASPs financial institutions to facilitate crypto transactions; downloadable application programming interface (API) software for facilitating exchange of consumer metadata between financial institutions for compliance purposes.”

The important trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis called attention to the application.

Mastercard has taken a number of steps in the crypto space so far this year and this is another important one that the firm is making.

More than a month ago, we were revealing that the payments giant Mastercard is collaborating with a bunch of layer-1 altcoin projects to create common crypto standards.

In a new press release, the credit card giant said that it’s teaming up with Ethereum (ETH) rivals Solana (SOL), Aptos (APT), Polygon (MATIC) and Avalanche (AVAX) to bring more trust to blockchain transactions, according to the online pubcalition the Daily Hodl.

Mastercard is creating the Mastercard Crypto Credential, which will “establish a set of common standards and infrastructure that will help attest trusted interactions among consumers and businesses using blockchain networks.”

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