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Mastercard Mentions Ripple as its New Partner: Details


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Mastercard recently spotlighted Ripple as its new CBDC partner amid plans to leverage the growing interest centered around CBDCs.

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Global payment processing giant Mastercard is exploring avenues to capture the expanding Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) market. Part of its efforts in penetrating the scene involved recent partnerships with CBDC leaders, including Ripple.

Mastercard Exploring the CBDC Scene

Mastercard disclosed the development in a recent media release. The report highlights the growing prominence of CBDCs in the financial scene and central banks’ current obsession with them.

This pattern underscores the potential of CBDCs to dominate the financial scene. As a result, Mastercard is looking to leverage the increasing interest to seal its position in the CBDC scene. 

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Mastercard Partners with Ripple

To this end, the global payment processing firm introduced its CBDC Partner Program. Mastercard is partnering with prominent CBDC leaders and payment giants with this program to help central banks better understand CBDCs and enforce proper implementations.

Mastercard Partners with Ripple
Mastercard CBDC Partners

Among these CBDC leaders is Ripple, which seals a position as one of five inaugural partners. The Mastercard report spotlights Ripple as a “CBDC platform.” This tag stems from Ripple’s tireless efforts within the CBDC scene, including the recent launch of its CBDC Platform.

Mastercard highlighted Ripple’s partnership with the Republic of Palau as one of the company’s recent feats. 

Notably, as The Crypto Basic previously disclosed, Ripple’s partnership with Palau has been fruitful. The Palau stablecoin, launched on Ripple’s payment solution, is currently in its pilot stage. 

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The Mastercard CBDC Partner Program aims to leverage the expertise of its partners, such as Ripple, to bring insights that can help with the appropriate implementation of these CBDCs. 

Mastercard’s CEO, Michael Miebach, took to X to disclose the development. Miebach confirmed that Mastercard is partnering with different central banks in addition to its CBDC Program partners. 

In response, Antony Welfare, CBDC Advisor at Ripple, expressed excitement over the partnership.

Ripple’s Foray Into CBDCs

Ripple’s position among Mastercard’s inaugural partners comes without surprise. The San Francisco-based payments company continues to extend its reach in the CBDC industry with notable partnerships and initiatives.

In a May report, Ripple highlighted its readiness to penetrate the CBDC market, projected to hit $213 billion in valuation by 2030. To this end, the firm has partnered with countries such as Montenegro, Hong Kong, Colombia, and Bhutan for their CBDC projects.

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Albert Brown
Albert Brownhttps://thecryptobasic.com/
Albert Brown is a cryptocurrency investor and journalist who has been in the nascent space since 2017. His love and passion for technological innovations made him delve deeper into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. As a journalist, Brown has written on several crypto-related topics that have been referenced by popular industry players like Tyler Winklevoss, Binance CZ, etc.

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