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Mastercard has patent which could enable blockchain currency credit cards

•,by brian wang

The Mastercard patent deals with:

* storing, in a first central account, a fiat amount associated with a fiat currency;
* storing, in a second central account, a blockchain amount associated with a blockchain currency;
* storing a plurality of account profiles, each profile including a fiat currency amount, blockchain currency amount, account identifier, and address;
* receiving a transaction message associated with a payment transaction, the message being formatted based on one or more standards and including a plurality of data elements, including a data element reserved for private use including a specific address and a transaction amount;
* identifying a specific account profile that includes the specific address included in the data element in the received transaction message; and
* updating the blockchain currency amount included in the identified specific account profile based on the transaction amount included in the data element in the received transaction message.

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