PayPal has filed a series of patent applications that indicate the payments giant aims to research and build up across multiple domains within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
One of the latest patent applications, filed in March 2022 and made public on Thursday, delves into the selection process for validators or miners responsible for adding transactions to the blockchain.
The document states that the company’s disclosed techniques could “advantageously allow steering of blockchain requests to a desired subset of miners/validators.”
Three additional patent applications, also filed in March 2022 and published on September 21, explore different aspects of PayPal's crypto-related endeavors.
One application focuses on enabling off-chain transactions through non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces, introducing new methods and systems for seamless transactions.
It describes a system where users can buy and sell NFTs through a third-party service provider. That provider is not specified, though Ethereum is mentioned in the text.
“The NFT in this example may represent any unique piece of digital data that can be tracked using a decentralized blockchain ledger," the filing said.
"Examples of such assets include [...] digital images and videos, music, collectibles, and other digital art along with deeds to personal property, event tickets, legal documents and other real-world items."
Another patent application introduces the concept of an "omniverse," a product designed to operate across multiple metaverses.
PayPal has developed an online transaction processor that leverages a user's blockchain preferences and interactions within various metaverses to provide personalized recommendations for digital asset purchases.
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