Tokenization
history

  • 1976
  • 2001
  • 2005
  • 2014
Tokenization history
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The technology similar to the current tokenization system introduced, used for masking data and using surrogate key values in databases.
TrustCommerce created the concept to protect sensitive data for their client titled Classmates.com.
Shift4Corporation was the first to use the technology for protecting payment card data.
Information about Visa and MasterCard payment tokenization appears in industry publications.