Block.one has filed for a trademark with an interesting description

in #steem2 years ago (edited)

https://trademarks.justia.com/880/48/meos-88048085.html

providing temporary use of non-downloadable web and mobile application software for virtual community, social networking, photo sharing, electronic media sharing, and encrypted or otherwise secured messaging and media transmission; computer services, namely, creating on-line virtual communities for users to organize groups and events, participate in discussions, and engage in social, business, and community networking; hosting an interactive web site that allows users to create profiles and participate in a social network in the field of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies; application service provider (ASP) featuring software to enable or facilitate the encrypted or otherwise secured uploading, downloading, streaming, posting, displaying, blogging, linking, sharing or otherwise providing electronic media, data, transactions, or information over communication networks; application service provider (ASP) featuring software to enable building of applications on the blockchain, interacting with blockchain smart contracts, and blockchain commodities exchange within a social network; Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software for facilitating the use of a blockchain or distributed ledger to record and track transactions; none of the foregoing relating to computer operating programs for routers and switches or management of networks

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Competition makes everything better.

It means that they have set themselves up an overbroad trademark holding.

Now, this is just a trademark which only tells us that block.one want to create a set of software which does these things and they want to use their own trademark on it, which is fine. Even reasonable.

Also, it means that Steem might have some sort of competitor backed by some real money, which would be nice. Assuming and only if they actually get a couple of real social media platform designers on board. If not, then it will be as much a threat as Minds is, which it seems to have turned out – not very much at all.

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