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Paypal : Files Patent for Expedited Cryptocurrency Transaction System

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03/05/2018 | 05:01pm CEST
PayPal Files Patent for Expedited Cryptocurrency Transaction System

A recent patent filing reveals that Paypal might be considering expanding its exposure to the cryptocurrency ecosystem with a new system for speedy transactions. We shouldn’t however expect a Paypal Lightning Network or anything close to that any time soon. There is currently a global race to file patents for everything crypto or “blockchain” related and the company might just be strengthening its portfolio for future patent battles.

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Expedited Cryptocurrency Transaction System

PayPal Files Patent for Expedited Cryptocurrency Transaction SystemOnline payments provider Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) has filed a new patent application for an “expedited virtual currency transaction system” with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The last time it was reported that the company filed a patent application related to cryptocurrencies was back in mid-2016 when it showed plans for a modular payment module that accepted bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin.

The system described by the patent application is meant to work by creating secondary wallets that each include a respective secondary wallet private key, and a transaction is performed using the primary wallet private key to transfer different predefined amounts to each of the secondary wallets. When an instruction is received to transfer a payment amount to a second user, they are allocated a subset of the first user’s secondary wallet private keys that together contain cryptocurrency that equals the needed amount.

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PayPal Files Patent for Expedited Cryptocurrency Transaction System

The Paypal application explains that the need for this proposed system for cryptocurrencies is due to the time delay or latency period between the initialization of the transaction and the point at which the transaction has been confirmed. It gives as an example waiting for ten minutes or more for a bitcoin conformation, which they indicate hurts the user experience, putting it at a disadvantage over seemingly instant choices such as fiat credit card payments.

“In many transaction situations, a 10 minute wait time will be too long for payers and/or payees, and those payers and/or payees will instead choose to perform the transaction using traditional payment methods rather than virtual currency. Issues like this have slowed the adoption of virtual currencies despite their advantages. Thus, there is a need for an expedited virtual currency transaction system," explains Paypal.

What could Paypal be planning to do with cryptocurrency related patents? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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Do you like to research and read about Bitcoin technology? Check out Bitcoin.com's Wiki page for an in-depth look at Bitcoin's innovative technology and interesting history.

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