Mastercard Views Crypto More as Asset Class Than Form of Payment

Mastercard Views Crypto More as Asset Class Than Form of Payment

Mastercard sees cryptocurrency as more of an asset class than a means of payment, according to the payments giant’s chief financial officer. Mastercard’s crypto strategy “has been fairly successful ever since crypto environments came up,” he added.

Mastercard’s CFO on Crypto as Asset Class vs. Means of Payment

Mastercard Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sachin Mehra shared his view on cryptocurrency in an interview published Tuesday by Bloomberg.

He was asked how successful Mastercard’s crypto strategy has been. “In the crypto world, we play the role as an on-ramp, with people using our debit and credit products to buy crypto. And we act as the off-ramp: When people want to cash it, we help them gain access to be able to use their crypto balances everywhere Mastercard is accepted,” he detailed, विस्तार से चर्चा करते:

That’s a revenue-generating capability which has been fairly successful ever since crypto environments came up.

The company previously व्याख्या की that it has plans to develop products and services in three key crypto-related areas: cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (सीबीडीसी).

Mehra was further asked how much traction crypto assets can get as a true form of payment. “For anything to be a payment vehicle in our mind, it needs to have a store of value,” he replied. “If something fluctuates in value every day, such that your Starbucks coffee today costs you $3 and tomorrow it’s going to cost you $9 and the day after it’s going to cost you a dollar, that’s a problem from a consumer-mindset standpoint.”

The Mastercard chief financial officer added:

So we view crypto more as an asset class.

“But as a payment instrument, we think stablecoins and CBDCs potentially have a little bit more runway,” Mehra concluded.

In February, मास्टर कार्ड expanded its payments-focused consulting service to include cryptocurrency. The service covers “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.”

The payments giant filed 15 trademark applications in April for a wide range of metaverse and non-fungible token (एनएफटी) सेवाएं. जून में, the company said it is bringing its payments network to web3 and NFTs.

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Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.




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