Mastercard said on Wednesday that it is planning to support cryptocurrencies natively on its network. If this actually happens, it will be a big deal, helping to further legitimize virtual currencies and dramatically expand the market for their use.
However, Mastercard says that it’s only going to support cryptocurrencies that meet a number of requirements—including stability, privacy, and compliance with money laundering laws. The problem is that few cryptocurrencies meet Mastercard’s criteria. Indeed, it’s not clear if any of them do. Read the complete article here.