Other than the ongoing Bitcoin block size debate, there are other topics being discussed on social media which relate to digital currency and blockchain technology. The topic of one particular discussion comes in the form of Andreas M. Antonopoulos using the term “internet of money” to describe Bitcoin, a sentence for which a trademark request has been filed back in 2015. Uphold is also involved in this story, considering the trademark application belongs to them. What is the world coming to when people start patenting pretty common sayings?
The Antonopoulos – Uphold – Internet of Money Triangle
When looking over the Twitter conversations taking place these past few weeks, there seems to be a war of words going on between Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Uphold. Most people active in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency will be well aware of how Uphold was known as BitReserve until very recently.
Things started off when Antonopoulos publicly challenged Anthony Watson – the CEO of Uphold – to sue him for using the term “Internet of Money”. Not that there is anything wrong with that on