While the applications could possibly signal yet another move by Meta to solidify the company’s position in the metaverse, they could also be just a precautionary measure to protect the brand and logo in the metaverse, even without plans to launch any related product.
U.S. television provider Dish Network has filed a patent application for its anti-piracy management system.
Walmart has patented its own version of stablecoin, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are seeking another patent, this time for a blockchain-based system designed for “securely storing digital assets” like cryptocurrency.
Payments firm Square has been awarded a patent for a new payments system designed to allow merchants to collect payment in any currency, including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin BCH.
The Bank of America has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the development of a cryptocurrency storage system.
Investment bank JPMorgan Chase has filed a patent for a new asset-backed virtual receipt system, powered by blockchain technology.
MasterCard has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a system and method for managing "fractional reserves of blockchain currency," also known as cryptocurrency.