Mastercard Signals

Technologies and trends shaping the future of commerce

From 5G to cryptocurrency, the global landscape for payments and commerce is undergoing a profound shift that will reshape the digital economy of tomorrow. Mastercard Signals examines the transformative innovations, global trends and new behaviors changing the way we shop, sell, interact, and exchange.


5G is more than a mere evolution of mobile technology – it is true nextgen network connectivity that can profoundly impact the way we live. How will it affect our relationship to privacy, security and the way we navigate both the physical and digital worlds?

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5G will see gradual rollout and adoption, starting with urban centers in advanced economies. Will this exacerbate the digital divide or encourage inclusive innovation?

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5G has the potential to make every industry more intelligent. From payments and commerce to logistics and supply chain management, what new opportunities will emerge – and what will it take to realize them?

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