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Coinbase NFT marketplace will support Mastercard payments

January 19th, 2022

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) have been all the rage throughout 2021, and the NFT fever isn’t going to die down anytime soon. Just in case you still don’t understand the acronym, NFT refers to digital pieces of art that you can purchase and sell with digital currencies. Ownership of an NFT is forever saved in a …

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Mastercard is ditching the magnetic stripe starting in 2024

August 17th, 2021

Mastercard announced that all of its debit and credit cards will lose the iconic magnetic stripe starting in 2024. Various advancements in payment technology have made the magnetic stripe unnecessary. Many people use contactless cards or even their phones to pay for goods rather than swiping a card. It’s not just more convenient — it’s …

Mastercard has a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner in it

April 20th, 2017

Mastercard has unveiled a new credit card that incorporates a fingerprint scanner built right into the bottom of the card. In an effort to make payments a more seamless experience and improve security, Mastercard is testing out the new cards in South Africa, with more trials to come in Europe and Asia-Pacific later this year. …

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MasterCard’s Wild Plan to Authorize Purchases by Analyzing User Selfies

July 7th, 2015

With each passing year, consumers continue to spend more and more time and money shopping online, both via mobile devices and the desktop. As a result, there’s also been a corresponding rise in the level of online fraud in recent years. In the latest, and perhaps most bizarre, effort we’ve seen to stem the incidence …

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Video: MasterCard is doing for Apple what Google can only dream of

October 22nd, 2014

On Tuesday during the first game of  the World Series, MasterCard ran two new commercials that focused on its support for the newly launched Apple Pay service. As part of its new “Priceless Surprises” promotion, Apple Pay users will be eligible to win prizes every time they use their MasterCard to buy something through Apple’s mobile payment platform.

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Use this app to find every place near you that accepts Apple Pay

October 21st, 2014

Apple Pay has only just come out but there are already plenty of places that accept it. And if you want to find out which places near you are already set up with Apple Pay terminals, we recommend downloading MasterCard’s free MasterCard Nearby app from the iTunes Store that will let you know about every …

More than 79 banks breached, 50GB of data stolen, hacker claims

June 19th, 2012

A hacker known as Reckz0r on Twitter announced that he has illegally accessed servers belonging to dozens of large banks. To prove it, the hacker released data relating to Visa and MasterCard credit cards. The data leaked includes full names, addresses, debit or credit card type, phone numbers and email addresses. Reckz0r claims this is …

Hackers steal 1.5 million card numbers in huge MasterCard, Visa breach

April 2nd, 2012

Hackers stole credit card numbers belonging to as many as 1.5 million MasterCard and Visa customers, Global Payments, Inc. confirmed on Sunday. The international credit card processor was blocked by Visa after it reported the possibility of a major security breach on Friday. The company did not indicate how the hackers gained access to its …

MasterCard and Visa warn of possible massive security breach

March 30th, 2012

The world’s two largest credit card processors have notified U.S. banks of a potential security breach that may affect more than 10 million cardholders, Reuters reported on Friday. MasterCard and Visa have said that the issue was the result of a third-party vendor and not their own internal systems. MasterCard said it has taken the …