The international payment service provider MasterCard plans to patent thirty own development based on technologies of the distributed register. The company uses possibilities of technology a blockchain and reads their promising in the sphere of payments.
“If to speak about the distributed registers, it is very interesting technology, we attentively watch what occurs in this sphere. Not to be unfounded, I will tell that Mastercard submitted applications for more than 30 patents connected to use of technology of the distributed registers in the payment sphere. Besides, there is some ecosystem around us which, of course, very much watches closely what occurs in the field of a blockchain.
Two API interfaces of MasterCard on a basis a blockchain are already available to developers. It is the API interface of Blockchain Core and API Smart Contracts allowing to work with smart contracts and the distributed register. And also the company has a startup Start Path accelerator, it encourages a startup company to move in these directions.