The debit card, which can also be customized with NFTs, was announced in 2022, but the first batch of NFT customized cards was shipped only recently, said hi co-founder Sean Rach. "It's been a long journey of product design and development to create the best user experience for our community. We are also exploring offering other tokens in the Animoca ecosystem," he said.
The NFT cards are arriving just two months after Mastercard and Visa ended their partnerships with Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. At the time, Mastercard did not provide details behind its decision to distance itself from Binance and reiterated the same stance to a CoinDesk request for the latest development. The development was unlikely to hurt Binance, CoinDesk reported at the time.
Mastercard has partnerships with multiple crypto payments firms including Baanx, Credencial Payments, Episode 6, Immersve, Monavate, Moorwand, PayCaddy, Paymentology, Pomelo, Swap and Unlimit.
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