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Mastercard to allow 2.9B cardholders to make direct NFT purchases

Mastercard to take initiative on the NFTS!

Card payments for NFTs were first announced in association with Coinbase’s latest NFT marketplace in January.

International payment processing giant Mastercard is expanding its payment network for nonfungible token (NFT) markets and Web3.

The financial service provider announced that it has been working on expanding its payment networks to NFTs over the past year. The firm has partnered with a number of leading NFT markets. Through these platforms, they want to allow 2.9 billion cardholders to directly make NFT purchases without buying crypto first.

Currently, users need to buy crypto to bid on and buy NFTs. However, with the latest Mastercard partnership, billions of cardholders can now bypass the process of buying and transferring crypto.

Furthermore, Mastercard stated that it has partnered with multiple NFT marketplaces. It is namely Immutable X, Candy Digital, The Sandbox, Mintable, Spring, Nifty Gateway and Web3 infrastructure provider Monday.

Mastercard Following the Coinbase!

The NFT card-purchase service was first launched in January this year. It was in partnership with Coinbase, allowing users to buy NFTs directly using credit cards.

MOreover, the decision to expand its payment network to the rapidly growing NFT ecosystem was also based on the company’s latest survey of 35,000 respondents from 40 countries, which showed that 45% of the consumers have either bought an NFT or arconsidering doing so. 50% of the surveyed consumers also showed interest in getting more flexible options to make purchases.

The firm claimed they are also working on offering world-class security to customers with its latest payment option, similar to “when making transactions in a store or online with a Mastercard card.”

The payment processing giant has shown keen interest in the crypto and NFT markets over the past couple of years. Earlier in April this year, Mastercard filed for 15 metaverse and NFT-related trademarks.



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