Mastercard Announces Quantum Computing Collaboration with

Quantum specialist D-Wave and Mastercard have entered a multi-year strategic alliance that aims to accelerate the adoption of quantum computing solutions. As covered by HPC Wire, the partnership aims to develop quantum-hybrid applications in the areas of consumer loyalty and rewards, cross-border settlement, and, very specifically, fraud-management and anti-money laundering. 

Mastercard’s secure network — which handled around 30% of worldwide debit and credit card transactions in 2020, excluding China — will be leveraged for these communications.