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
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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