Geneva, Switzerland – July 27h, 2021: Taurus SA (“Taurus”) is pleased to announce that Mastercard (NYSE:MA) selected Taurus to join its new digital assets, cryptocurrency and blockchain engagement program, Start Path, which enables fast growing start-ups to scale and collaborate with Mastercard and its clients on concrete use cases.
Taurus, the Swiss-based market-leading digital asset infrastructure provider, has been selected to join the new Mastercard Start Path cryptocurrency and blockchain program as a continuation of Mastercard’s digital assets work. Taurus will be able to collaborate on the most promising and relevant use cases with Mastercard’s own digital asset teams as well as with its worldwide ecosystem of customers and partners.
Raj Dhamodharan, executive vice president of Digital Assets and Blockchain Products and Partnerships at Mastercard commented: “As a leading technology player, we believe Mastercard can play a key role in shaping the future of digital assets and providing consumer protections and security. We’re thrilled to support Taurus and the larger fintech community to grow and scale digital asset programs and platforms in an ever-changing industry.”
“We have always believed that tokenizing or digitizing on blockchain networks the cash-side of transactions is a critical piece in the digital asset ecosystem and that global payment networks have a key role to play in the space. We feel humbled and very excited to start collaborating with Mastercard’s digital asset teams on the topic and deliver breakthrough solutions to its clients.” Victor Busson, CMO and head of strategic partnerships at Taurus.
This collaboration with Mastercard highlights the breadth and depth of Taurus’ solutions and its product leadership in the digital asset space. Taurus’ solutions are used in production in several industries, including financial services, NFT, payment, art and e-commerce. They allow clients to manage any digital asset: cryptocurrencies incl. staking, tokenized assets as well as digital currencies with one unified platform.
About Taurus SA
Taurus SA offers an end-to-end digital asset infrastructure to manage any digital asset: cryptocurrencies, tokenised securities, and digital currencies, with one unified platform. Taurus was founded in April 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, by senior executives with a background in banking, regulatory, IT, and cybersecurity. Taurus' platform combines (1) best-in-class technology: open architecture, patent-pending, (2) product leadership: richest features with a wide range of use cases, (3) market leadership: in Switzerland and Europe, Taurus is in production and entrusted by the full spectrum of financial institutions: systemic, investment, private, retail/digital, crypto banks, and trading venues.
About Taurus’ Platform
Depending on their business model, Taurus’ clients are able to seamlessly manage crypto assets, including staking, to digitalise and tokenise any type of asset on any standard end-to-end, and to process digital currencies of their choice. Taurus’ product portfolio is composed of Taurus-ProtectTM, the leading secure storage solution in Europe which is currently used by more than 15 financial institutions. Taurus-CapitalTM allows banks and issuers to tokenize and manage a wide range of digital assets as well as interact with any type of Ethereum smart contract. The regulated marketplace for digital assets TDXTM, is connected to Taurus-ProtectTM and Taurus-CapitalTM. All products leverage Taurus’ blockchain node infrastructure Taurus-ExplorerTM which provides a unified API and reliable broadcasting algorithms to interface securely with over ten blockchain networks.