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Mastercard is expanding its payment network for nonfungible NFT markets and Web3, partnering with a number of leading NFT marketplaces to allow cardholders to directly make NFT purchases without buying crypto first.
The financial service provider announced that it has been working on expanding their payment networks to NFTs over the past year
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 a transferring crypto to NFT marketplaces. The firm said:
“These integrations are designed to make crypto more accessible and help the NFT ecosystem keep growing, innovating and bringing in more fans.”
These latest efforts are intended to build on the enormous potential of the NFT market, growing payment choices for consumers and expanding NFT communities.
We’re looking forward to continuing our work with all these companies to make sure this market can become even more welcoming, accessible and easy.
Mastercard has partnered with multiple NFT marketplaces namely Immutable X, Candy Digital, The Sandbox (SAND), Mintable, Spring, Nifty Gateway and Web3 infrastructure provider MoonPay.
The NFT card-purchase service was first launched in January this year in a partnership with Coinbase, allowing users to buy NFTs directly by using credit cards.
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 are considering doing so.
Fifty percent 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.”