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MasterCard Granted Bitcoin-Related Patent

MasterCard Granted Bitcoin-Related Patent

by June 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm 1 comment

MasterCard has been granted a patent related to bitcoin and other virtual currency. According to a recent filing, titled “Payment Interchange For Use With Global Shopping Cart,” and first noted by LetsTalkBitcoin.com, MasterCard was granted on June 19 a patent for the bitcoin virtual wallet. The patent application was initially filed with the U.S. Patent and TrademarkRead More

Waterfall of Payments Patents Granted with Apple and Amazon Leading the Charge

Waterfall of Payments Patents Granted with Apple and Amazon Leading the Charge

by February 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm 6 comments

The US Patent Office granted a slew of payments patents already in 2013, most notably to Apple and Amazon. In total, the USPO issued 82 patents for payments-related inventions and processes in January 2013, up from 56 in January 2012 — 46% growth, according to Bank Innovation research. In all,Read More