PayPal to Expand Into Cryptocurrency Market?

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Mar/05/2018

A recent patent filing reveals that Paypal might be considering expanding its exposure to the cryptocurrency ecosystem with a new system for speedy transactions, Bitcoin.com News reported late Monday. Scroll Down for More

There is currently a race to file patents pertaining to cryptocurrencies and blockchain, so this could be a matter of PayPal strengthening its portfolio for future patent battles....or.

The filing of a new patent application for an “expedited virtual currency transaction system” with the US Patent and Trademark Office could mean PayPal is indeed diving deeper into the world of cryptocurrencies.

How it Would Work

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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