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CDCROP: Visa headquarters in Foster City, California. (Wonderlane/Creative Commons)
Visa Files Trademark Applications for Crypto Wallets, NFTs and the Metaverse
The move follows that of other large corporations and payment companies including American Express.
CDCROP: Visa headquarters in Foster City, California. (Wonderlane/Creative Commons)

CDCROP: Judge's Hammer (Pixabay)
Crypto Exchange Coinbase Sued Over Patent Infringement
The lawsuit was filed by Veritaseum Capital on Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Delaware.
CDCROP: Judge's Hammer (Pixabay)

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Meta Joins Block’s Crypto Open Patent Alliance as Diem Reportedly Winds Down
By joining COPA, Meta’s “core crypto technology patents” will hopefully avoid future litigation.
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Microsoft office Redmond
Microsoft Is Awarded US Patent for Crypto Token-Creation Service
The patent describes a ledger-independent system for helping users to create and manage tokens across different networks.
Microsoft office Redmond

Jack Ma, Alibaba
Ant Group Leads China-Dominated 2020 List of Blockchain Patent Holders
The only non-Chinese firm in the rankings, IBM, came fourth in terms of number of patents.
Jack Ma, Alibaba

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Gambling Tech Giant IGT Patents Way to Fund Bets With Bitcoin
IGT's bitcoin funding patent comes as the gambling tech giant's plans for cashless wagering move forward.
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CipherTrace Says Homeland Security Work Gave Rise to Monero-Tracking Patent Filings
CipherTrace has filed two patent applications it claims offer technologies that could help authorities in tracking monero transactions.
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Mastercard
Mastercard President Says Crypto Patents Will Pay Off When Central Bank Digital Currencies Arrive
Crypto IP "puts us in a good position" for central bank digital currencies, said Mastercard President Miebach.
Mastercard

Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple CEO at Davos 2020
Ripple Wins US Patent for New Oracle-Based Smart Contract Design
Ripple's patented design would allow derivatives to settle based on external information – such as temperature data.
Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple CEO at Davos 2020

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CIA's New Research Lab to Study Blockchain
CIA Labs will give officers an outlet to patent and profit from their tech inventions.
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