Mastercard recently announced the launch of a program dealing with global startup engagement that’s meant to support cryptocurrency and blockchain companies and rapidly-growing digital assets. The program, called Start Path, will also witness participation from seven startups – Domain Money, GK8, SupraOracles, Mintable, Uphold, STACS, and Taurus. The companies will work together to accelerate and expand digital asset tech innovations. The ultimate goal of Start Path is simple – to make it easy and safe for institutions and individuals to hold, spend, and buy digital assets and cryptocurrencies.
Mintable is a Singapore-based NFT marketplace where both physical and digital assets can be created, bought, and sold. NFT stands for non-fungible tokens. The marketplace has several novel features like credit card purchases and gasless minting.
Domain Money from the USA is a company dedicated towards building a next-gen investment platform. Its aim is to connect traditional finance and digital assets for all retail investors.
SupraOracles, a Switzerland-based company, is a blockchain oracle. It enables automation and simplification of interoperable smart contracts. Through SupraOracles, businesses can connect real-world data to private and public chains.
STACS, another Singapore-based company, is also a provider of blockchain infrastructure that allows the world of finance to engage in sustainable financing and unlock high value. As of now, the company’s partners and clients include asset managers, stock exchanges, and global banks.
Uphold is also a USA-based company that functions as a digital platform for investors who own multiple assets. It offers payment and investment services to businesses and consumers all over the world. The company boasts of an ‘Anything-to-Anything’ trading experience, which is unique. This helps customers between different classes of assets directly through embedded payments.