Mastercard and Ripple’s Xpring Join Industry Group to Promote Blockchain Education
Mastercard, the innovation arms of Ripple and Binance, and eight other firms joined a group supporting blockchain education in universities worldwide.
Mastercard said Wirex is the first crypto company to become a principal member, meaning it can directly issue payment cards to its customers.
The new debit card enables U.S. customers to spend their crypto holdings as fiat currency.
Payments giant Mastercard said its new testing platform will simulate the issuance, distribution and utility of digital currencies for central banks.
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Mastercard, IBM and the provincial government of British Columbia are among the founding members of the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation.