Zuckerberg’s metaverse project is starting to turn into a cryptocurrency, and the Meta logo will be the centerpiece of it all.
Mark Zuckerberg’s tech empire appears to be targeting new cryptocurrency-related endeavors. Meta, formerly Facebook, on Friday unveiled eight branding applications for its logo to cover a wide range of digital purposes, including cryptocurrencies, wallets and commerce.
Of the eight trademark applications, six explicitly refer to cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. Filings can be viewed by searching for serial numbers on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.
This news comes just a few months after Meta abandoned the digital currency project Diem, formerly known as Libra.
Meta Platforms has submitted 8 trademark applications for its logo. Applications cover:
▶️ Crypto Tokens
▶️ Blockchain Software
▶️ Virtual currency exchange
▶️ Financial and foreign exchange operations
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Meta recently announced that it is looking to integrate NFT into Instagram, one of its most popular apps. At the SXSW conference, Zuckerberg said he envisions Instagram users being able to coin their digital avatar outfits as NFTs.
Since NFTs are unique cryptocurrencies found on a blockchain like Ethereum and denote ownership, NFTs will be included in extensive metafiles covering any “cryptocurrency”.
This is expected to allow the Instagram and Facebook apps to add a Twitter-like NFT profile picture feature.