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BofA files for cryptocurrency-based wire transfer system patent

22 September 2015  |  9707 views  |  1 Bitcoin

Bank of America has filed a US patent application for a system and method that uses cryptocurrency technology for wire transfers.

The application, filed last March but published by the US Patent & Trademark Office last week, describes a system where to move money around the world a processor would transfer funds to a cryptocurrency exchange, convert it to Bitcoin or similar, and send it to another exchange where it is converted into another currency for the recipient.

Explaining the benefits of such a system, the filing, first picked up by Bitcoin news site CoinDesk, says: "Initiating fund transfers using cryptocurrency allows for the technical effect of conducting a foreign fund transfer in less time than a foreign fund transfer currently, as it avoids delays that may be caused by relying on third-party systems and services."

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member | 26 September, 2015, 17:36

unfortunately the link to the patent doesn't work anymore. But here you can find some interesting stuff about the patent : http://www.bitcointalkradio.com/bank-of-americas-and-coinbases-bitcoin-patents-revealed/

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