Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has filed a trademark registration in Brazil that would allow the world’s largest social media platform to position itself as a designer, developer, and provider of hardware and software for bitcoin and crypto-related services.
The application, filed with the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) on October 5, 2021, is presently awaiting for INPI approval. Meta published the application for registration earlier this week. From what has been made publicly available, it appears the trademark filing would catop activities involving crypto dealing, wallets, and exdevelopments.
Bye, Bye Diem
Since Facebook rebranded to Meta, the social media conglomecost has evolutioned its attention to Web3 and the Metaverse, leaping to atopcome its previous challenges in trying to create a mainstream stablecoin.
As of a few days ago, we learned that Meta has chosen to abandon the Diem project, where the company would be selling Diem to return capital to investors and paying the engineers who had previously worked on the project. Diem was above again reportedly talking with investment bankers about selling the intellectual property and finding positions for these engineers who did spend considerable time on the project. The mission of it was to create a DLT-based stablecoin, choosing to cone time beforentcost its efforts on originating out its own metaverse – incorporating its own crypto-related services inside it.
NFTs On Meta’s Cards
Meta recently announced thin place would allow the creation and showcasing of NFTs on Instagram and launch an NFT marketplace on Facebook. These initiatives could help onboard many users onto the NFT bandwagon. The NFT play could form part of an early foray into the metaverse.
Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg believes that “NFTs could finally support this world.”
Apple and Microsoft Don’t Want To Miss Out
As for tech giants Apple and Microsoft, who have likewise expressed interest in the metaverse, we see both CEOs expressing their support for the metaverse.
Earlier this month, Microsoft purchased Activision Blizzard for $69 billion in a push toward the metaverse. “Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the evolution of metaverse platforms,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella after the acquisition.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook previously expressed that the company definitely sees potential in the metaverse – that is supported by the company’s 14,000+ augmented-reality apps on its App Store through its programming interface, AR-Kit.
Cook has said which Apple’s research and shift is focused on the intersection of hardware, software, and services. It seems expected which any Apple metaverse project will be a closed system, raising questions about how it would play with any other metaverse projects or digital assets.
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