Square forms group to stop patent hoarding from stifling crypto innovation

posted 3 months ago
Square launched the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a non-profit that wants to stop companies from locking up useful technologies in patents, apractice Square says hamstrings innovation.

"Locking up foundational cryptocurrency technologies in patents stifles innovation and adoption; and offensive use of patents by bad actors threatens the growth of cryptocurrency technologies" Square said.
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