During that time, users were not able to make transactions using their cards. Before the glitch was solved, international banks had problems doing their daily tasks.
For instance, the Tesco Bank Help center said this on their Twitter page during the time of the glitch:
“Due to ongoing MasterCard service disruption, customers are currently experiencing issues using MasterCard credit cards. Please use an alternative method of payment until the issue is resolved. We’re investigating this matter and apologized for any inconvenience caused.”
There is a problem with the MasterCard network which is causing some card payments to fail. This issue is affecting a large number of international banks. We'll update you as soon as we know more.
Modern payment services would highly benefit from Ripple’s tech
Visa is able to perform 24,000 transactions per second, but Ripple cobalt can complete between 30,000 and 50,000 operations per second. It’s also important to note that the world average of cash usage is at 75%.
This means that modern payment providers will have to find a way to become faster and use enhanced technologies and we cannot think of a better choice than Ripple which provides increased speed and reliability.
Currently, more than 100 banks and credit companies use Ripple’s tech which is seen as the future of global money transfer.