Mastercard Files Patent for Anonymous Electronic Transactions Via Blockchain122.01

On Dec. 6th, Mastercard filed the patent Method and System for Anonymization of Electronic Transactions Via Blockchain. The move comes as several multinational corporations attempt to stake intellectual property claims around emerging blockchain technology.

Yesterday, Mastercard filed a patent that would allow the company to send anonymous transactions using blockchain technology. In summary, the abstract for the patent describes it as a method for sending an anonymized transaction, via a blockchain, that generates a digital signature using a private key and transmits the transaction to another node on that blockchain.

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