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JPMorgan's "Bitcoin-Alternative" Patent Rejected (175 Times)

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Earlier in the week, we detailed JPMorgan's attempt to create their own "web cash" alternative to Bitcoin (and Sberbank's talk of doing the same). However, as M-Cam details, following the failure of the first 154 'claims', JPMorgan issued a further 20 claims - which were summarily rejected (making JPMorgan 0-175 for approved claims). As they note, The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)’s handling of applications like JPMorgan’s ‘984 application ("Bitcoin Alternative") highlights the need to fix a broken system - patent applications of existing inventions need to be finally rejected and not be resurrected as zombies (no matter how powerful the claimant).

 

Via M-Cam,

“BITCOIN is booming.”...?

On August 5, 2013 JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPMorgan) filed an application for an electronic mobile payment system which has eerie similarities to the popular online currency Bitcoin. Unfortunately for JPMorgan, all of the claims, totaling 175 claims, as of October 18, 2013, for published US patent application 20130317984 (the ‘984 application) have been either cancelled or rejected.

Analysis

Below is a view of JPMorgan’s ‘984 application.

After the initial 154 claims were abruptly cancelled, JPMorgan’s attorney submitted 20 additional claims which the examiner, Jagdish Patel, issued non?final rejections for all 20 of the new claims in October 2013. This makes JPMorgan 0?175 in terms of approved claims. The last 20 claims were rejected for non?patentability and indefiniteness under Title 35 United States Code (U.S.C.) Sections 101 and 112.

However, Mr. Patel might well have rejected the claims because of the ‘On Sale Bar’ rule under 35 U.S.C. Section 102(b), meaning that if the invention has been on sale for over a year then the invention is no longer patentable. Under the ‘On Sale Bar’ rule, the application could be invalid because it closely mirrors Bitcoin with features such as making free and anonymous electronic payments and Bitcoin has been in circulation since 2009.

Conclusion

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)’s handling of applications like JPMorgan’s ‘984 application highlights the need to fix a broken system.

Patent applications of existing inventions need to be finally rejected and not be resurrected as zombies.

 

Part of the problem of a system in which one third of patents are seriously or fatally impaired is that companies are allowed to patent items that their competitors have already invented.

Obviously, large financial institutions want in on the online alternative currency action. But they would be well advised to pursue novel and non?obvious approaches that do not duplicate existing commercial options with respect to a virtual medium of exchange.

Full Patent Glossary here (PDF)

 


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Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Anyone or corporation who tries to submit a patent and is REFUSED should be banned from submitting a patent for the next 12 months.

In other news... shit about to hit the fan in a major way in the middle-east.

Ynet: IDF deploying large force on -Lebanon border, where a Lebanese soldier reportedly fired into Israel earlier.

This could set off a chain reaction... Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Russia...

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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The patent office has clearly not seen Jaime's cuff links!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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Unfortunately for JPMorgan, all of the claims, totaling 175 claims, as of October 18, 2013, for published US patent application 20130317984 (the ‘984 application) have been either cancelled or rejected.

 

Jamie... listen up Bro...

Someone has clearly been stealing the secret bag full of cash you need to send to the officials in charge of granting patent applications. Probably just another one of your rogue lawyers or bankers. To be safe you should fire them all.

Oh... and don't forget to patent air, water and gold while you're at it you crazy motherfucker!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment sixsigma cygnus...
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I think JPM just forgot the canvas bag attachment that goes along with the application.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment bunzbunzbunz
Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:22 | Link to Comment sixsigma cygnus...
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Uh oh, here comes a flock of wah wahs...ugh BTC thread.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:23 | Link to Comment VD
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didn't Al Gore invent BTC?

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:48 | Link to Comment One World Mafia
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Doesn't matter that it was rejected:

First, JPMorgan does NOT have a patent. JPMorgan has a pending patent application with claims that are potentially relevant to Bitcoin.

Second, the patent application of interest is old news. The application dates back over a decade, which precedes the advent of Bitcoin. This strongly undermines the notion that JPMorgan Chase is chasing Bitcoin’s technology.

Nevertheless, the current scenario raises the interesting question as to whether JPMorgan’s application could potentially cover Bitcoin’s technology when that application issues into a patent.

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 The application claims priority back to provisional patent applications filed as early as May 3, 1999. Accordingly, it is highly unlikely that JP Morgan filed this application with any sort of motivation to rival then-non-existant Bitcoin. However, this chronology gives rise to some interesting questions:

Could Bitcoin’s technology infringe on JPMorgan’s patent claims (when they issue)?

As discussed above, JPMorgan’s claims have not issued. (They need to be examined before they issue). However, what if the issued claims cover Bitcoin’s technology? That scenario could be a Bitcoin Killer.

http://inventingpatents.com/jpmorgan-bitcoin-killer-patent/

 

It's actually pretty standard in many instances - i.e. there's nothing amateurish about it. Specifically, if someone comes up with a half dozen related-but-different inventions, it may be more efficient to write one giant application than a half dozen applications that repeat parts of each other. That one giant application may then have [drumroll] 170 claims. And when you file it, you actually file one and cancel claims 21-170 in a preliminary amendment on the filing date, "somehow managing to avoid paying the excess claims fees". And then later (or at the same time), you file a divisional application and cancel claims 1-20 and claims 41-170. And another canceling claims 1-40 and 61-170. Etc.

http://slashdot.org/story/13/12/10/2117234/jpmorgan-files-patent-application-on-bitcoin-killer

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:51 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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If you like your patent, you can keep it!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 23:10 | Link to Comment fonestar
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My God! 

fonestar is so relieved!!  If Jamie had his way this would have been the end (for real this time) of Bitcoin!!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 23:19 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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You're MDB. That is a 100% MDB comment. You're a sick man....

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:45 | Link to Comment fonestar
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I'm definitely not MDB but I have been to his site and see that even Trav777 is an "accredited reporter"?  WTF?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 05:13 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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And yet you still try and argue that it's not.

Nothing but a two bit ramper for your own benefit eh...

So we can agree then, Bitcoin has a lifespan for as long as it takes for the patent to expire and then everyone tries to get out at the same time with no buyers.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 23:30 | Link to Comment gafgroocK
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Too bad its DOA thanks to CAFC , see Alice

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment HamRove
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Manbearpig!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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Hehe...no, but he did invent Al Gore.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:06 | Link to Comment e-man
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+1 for the Joe Walsh reference!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Hal n back
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JPM is merely filing too broad a patent claim. Its ok--the parent office is actually a profit center for the USG as filing fees have to be made and coincidently JPM has deep pockets--the Fed and Taxpayer.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment Mr Pink
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BYE BYE JPMorgue ! You and the rest of banking cartel can buy or mine BTC like everyone else

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Nah.  Russia already bitch slapped the Saudi-Israel team over Syria.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:56 | Link to Comment Rick Blaine
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"Anyone or corporation who tries to submit a patent and is REFUSED should be banned from submitting a patent for the next 12 months."

LOL

Assuming you are being remotely serious...

For starters, when you file a patent application (non-provisional), you usually don't hear back from the Examiner re substantive examination for at least 12 months...usually more like 18 months...depending on how busy that particular art unit in the UPSTO is...

...and then you may not get a "final" rejection on your claims for another six months or so...

So, you could already easily be two years out from the filing date when you get your first "final" rejection...and "final" rejection doesn't mean the gig is up - you still have options.

For one, if you REALLY think the Examiner is wrong, you can file an appeal - which may add another 12-18 months to the process...if not more.

So, my point there is that it's not like you get a "real" FINAL decision within a week or something...and in the meantime, you may want to file more applications...

Second, just because someone files an application for a claimed invention where the prior art is all over it (i.e., there is clearly nothing patentable), that doesn't at all mean the applicant did something "wrong" - because you never know what's going to turn up in the prior art - it's impossible to know for sure (however, the applicant does have a duty to disclose the "relevant" prior art that they know about).

For example, if you filed an application for a legit, honest-to-god time machine today (that actually worked), for all you know someone filed an application for the exact same thing yesterday - and there would be no way for you to know about it...as it generally takes about 18 months for applicatons to get published for everyone to see.

I'm not saying JP Morgan wasn't "abusing" the system or something here...I don't know...I'd have to look at the file warpper of the application (which anyone can do at the USPTO's website).

If they just kept filing "bullshit" "requests for continued examination" (RCEs) (which is another option after getting a "final" rejection), when they really should've known that there was really nothing patentable here, OK, that's "not cool" (or some people would say so anyway).

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:52 | Link to Comment TheHound73
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I'm sure there are concrete examples of this in other contexts?......   As far as Bitcoin is concerned, we all gonna need a whole shit ton moar nails fo dis here coffin.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:24 | Link to Comment USGrant
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An examiner gets two "office actions" per patent for credit to his quota which usually leads to an intitial rejection to which the applicant has to respond. Then on the second examination is where the true validity is decided. There have been cases where the first examination leads to a grant but that would be the surprise.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:09 | Link to Comment Harrison
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Not only is this article stupid, but so is your comment.

It's sad that you people have so little understanding of how the patent system works, and yet you insist on bloviating about it.

Signed,

A patent specialist

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 23:02 | Link to Comment TheHound73
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Thanks for enlightening us, bro, +1 Internets

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment Dear Infinity
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I bet Jaimie just threw a tempertantrum.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:30 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Does that 12 acre basement gourmet take the bitcoin reservation yet?

THey grow their own scallops you know.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:03 | Link to Comment Mr Pink
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I guess Jamie hasn't figured out that Bitcoin is great for bribery payments!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:09 | Link to Comment Exponere Mendaces
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Even if JPM managed to get the patent, it still would be down to the execution. As noted before, Canada made a big deal out of their "Mint Chip" program, which as far as I can tell, never had any users. It takes a lot more than fanfare and a patent to make a payment system, you also need people willing to use it.

JP Morgan haven't learned anything since their twitter debacle, and it shows.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment HedgeAccordingly
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Was Greenspan a consultant? http://hedge.ly/18iZ3rI

You must say he had good timing with his words.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment HedgeAccordingly
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WTf

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment One And Only
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Patent trolls. 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment HedgeAccordingly
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Lol

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Whocoodanode Boston Bandar has history!

We should classify those pesky WH visitor logs...

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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9/11 & Saudi involvement is never off topic.

It's the turd that will not flush...

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:04 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Nice try. We know there were Saudis involved, because their passports flew out of the expoding airplanes and landed on the street below. Are you fucking kidding me? You actually believe that bullshit?

The Saudis are incapable (yes, incapable) of killing anything except a case of scotch and a pocket of Khat.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Nice. Now if they can just figure out where the Saudis got the Directed Energy weapons that brought down the towers (and melted hundreds of automobiles parked near the towers) then we can stamp this thing "case closed"!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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priceless

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Trying to patent something that is open source is akin to patenting freedom.  Useless paper-pushers.

If banks can't become just banks again and insist on being middle-men in theft, they deserve everything that's coming...

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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"Trying to patent something that is open source..."

Like, say... life?

Monsanto et al come in at the end of millenia of natural selection and 10,000 years of human cultivation, shot gun a new unrelated and foreign gene into a crop and call it ALL their own with a patent... that gets granted!  Yikes.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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I was on the verge of another one of my massive rants, but you basically (& succinctly) said it all for me.  

Patents are issued on the basis of protection - to prevent others  from making commercial profit from your invention. It doesn't don't give ownership of an idea, since all ideas are free. I don't know about anyone else but these thieving bastards trying (& succeeding sometimes) to steal and monopolise all ideas makes me seethe. As mentioned,  it has gotten to the ridiculous level of feudal corporcracy where life itself is being patented by fuckers like Monsanto.  What if your child is born with genes that had been patented? Pay a licence to Monsanto?  Shit I'd better stop before I spend another hour ranting. The whole system is insane. 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:30 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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This kind of shit would almost make a bunch of bankers want to push the idea down our throats that we need a pure free market where they can duplicate someone else's work product and repackage it as their own with their superior capital that enables them to market the idea to the masses and out compete the inventor of the idea, thus relegating the inventor to poverty and (if he's lucky) a footnote in history.   Too bad that pesky .gov patent office fucking things up for JPM's freedom.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment hidingfromhelis
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patent rehypothecation fail...in not so many words...loosely translated

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment css1971
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No they can go right ahead.

They now just can't stop others doing the same.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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I have to say you have a point.  I did a little research on this and it looks like one of the rare occasions where Bitcoin itself is not patented, so JPM was simply trying (but failed) to secure a patent on an idea already widely in circulation but that itself is not patented to prevent the competition.   So I stand corrected as far as that goes.  I still think patents are a good idea to protect inventors and prevent outright theft of ideas by gigantic corporations.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:01 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Then I hate to have to inform you that the vast majority of patents are owned by gigantic corporations, who then use them to stifle innovation.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:21 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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That's true, but in a lot of cases they buy them from the inventor.  So the guy who developed the better mousetrap gets his just rewards.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:25 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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bitcoin is really fucking your brain isn't it?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:35 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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If you mean I don't understand it, guilty.   But my brain hasn't actually been fucked since college.   Good times, though.

As far as the meme that TBTP are befuddled by Bitcoin, keep in mind that Snowden worked for NSA.  He was a good guy.   For every one of him, there are 1000+ bad guys.  But having said that, I hope you Bitcoin investors strike it rich.  Really.  Fuck the bankers.  

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Yeah. Because the .gov that doles out the "patents" and the "courts" that "protect" them are not complicit with said corporations.

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:21 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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In this instance it seems that .gov actually did the right thing.  I will grant you that it is an anomoly.  Don't get me started on the corrupt court system.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Look for Jamie's other brother Darryl (over at the squid) to get the patent. Right after they tell their clients they won't be getting the patent.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:03 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Well, if there's one honest guy in the federal government, it's pretty easy to believe that he'd be named Jagdish, and be a Patent Office geek.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:32 | Link to Comment mumcard
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There's a government agency doing what it's intended to do?  And against vampire squid banksters?  This is truly shocking.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Mr Pink
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If I worked at the patent office I wouldn't fly anywhere for a while

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 23:21 | Link to Comment TheHound73
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Resevior Dogs is my least favorite movie of my most favorite director.  I might need to revist that movie in the near future.  Peer-to-peer filesharing for the win! 

[Soundtrack]

Quentin is an honest worker and deserves to be paid.  So pay him. In this day and age with 7 billion peeps running around you can't expect any abstract concept to be contained.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment Absalon
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Rather than trying to create a virtual currency they should be trying to create a platform for secure digital payment in an established "currency" ( US dollar, GBP, Euro, C$, Aus$, gold, Swiss Francs or whatever.)

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:07 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Nope. Haven't you heard? When fighting zombie economics, kill the currency, to kill the ghoul.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:50 | Link to Comment sixsigma cygnus...
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Patenting existing inventions is a business tactic designed to out-manoeuver a potential competitor.  You then claim infringement, royalties, penalties, etc. and shut down your competitor.  Although I'm sure the Morgue doesn't have anything else in its bag of tricks...

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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Shiiiit, that's half of Apple and Microsoft's business right there. The Great American Patent Fuck. It's a game of endless cash and prizes.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Lagarde chimes in.

 

The societies of Zerohedge community have it all wrong. We developed a virtual SDR currency alterative many years back. Please ponder our strong consideration with a sound banking solution.

Making Sense of SDRs

 

Kindly ignore Atomizer on our actual shortcomings with debt securities repayment.  OECD hasn’t published the dreadful consolidation of numbers. We expect a better than expected report.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment css1971
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Really?

This surprises me. All evidence has been the USPTO is just a rubber stamp.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Yeah, I thought they were going to get this also.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:49 | Link to Comment NIHILIST CIPHER
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JPM/GS =  .GOV                                                                                                                                                   NSA = BITCOIN                                 SAME/SAME            No surprise just smoke and mirrors.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:51 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Oy vey!

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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His name was Francis Sawyer.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Bring back Mr Lennon Hendrix too.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:01 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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JPM is a criminal organization. It has been a Rothschild front from the very beginning.

Furthermore, Jamie Dimon is a self-important fool. He is a Saruman to Lord Rothschild's Sauron. He thinks he's on the inside.

But he isn't.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment NIHILIST CIPHER
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Talk of the Rothschilds sends fellow ZH poster Mark McHugh into full retard fit. Wonder why?  You are correct about JPM being Rothschild bank..               

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment uranian
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Anyone else mining altcoins here? I've spent the past week getting two machines up and running (much less straightforward than I thought it would be, given that all the software is open-source, free, buggy and generally lacks a GUI), and I'm happy to say that I'm now getting a total of around 700kh/s (with a decent WU, far more important than yer actual hashes, which not a lot of people seem to understand). It seems to be the golden age of cryptocurrencies right now, my favourite for entertainment value so far is Offerings to Cthulu, my favourites in terms of coins I think might still be around a year from today are Quark, Worldcoin, Mastercoin, as well as the obvious Bit/Litecoins.

I've posted this chart before, but it's worth a look, as to where Bitcoin might go, price-wise. Another good one here, in terms of how many people are using it.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment exartizo
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I'd like to know more about what you're doing.

Preordered a Monarch here.

Remains to be seen if it can be made profitable imho.

Still looking into hardware accomodations for it... any suggestions?

 

Cheers.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment uranian
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I've read a few not so complimentary comments about Butterfly Labs on Bitcointalk so have a dig through there. I'm mining on GPUs rather than dedicated hardware, and given that I'm still just a week into mining, I'm far from an expert. My only real suggestion would be to pay serious attention to the Work Utility index given in CGMiner; I've seen loads of Block Erupters for sale claiming 330MH/s, but when you look at the WU, they're producing way less useful results than any modern graphics card. Everyone seems to obsess about how many hashes their hardware is producing, without realising that you can be generating loads of hashes but very few blocks. I'm getting 434 WU/minute on an HD7970, compared to the 13.8 WU/minute that the linked Block Erupter is producing, for example.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment uranian
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My mistake, it turns out the kh/s:WU ratio is different for SHA than it is for Scrypt. RingTFM helps :)

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:35 | Link to Comment seek
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Oh man. Get a refund, buy bitcoins directly with it.

BFL = Bald Faced Liars.

This is coming from a miner with BFL equipment. I doubt you'll be profitable if BFL is running their usual scam.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:25 | Link to Comment CynicLaureate
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If you pay for your own electricity, it's not profitable to mine BitCoins right now.  Of course the same was true two years ago when I was mining while the price was US$3.00 per BTC, but holding those coins worked out well (sold around $150).

Every time a country like Argentina blows up their currency, BitCoin will spike up a little.

Happy mining!

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:28 | Link to Comment uranian
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This is true, but BTC isn't the only SHA coin out there. I've got my CPUs pointed at Quark :)

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:24 | Link to Comment CynicLaureate
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Seriously, downvoted for pointing out the cost of electricity?  Are those two guys living with their parents?

I mine in the winter, because the CPUs help heat the house.

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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So what? Jamie can still start his own blockchain. Maybe the 1%ers are willing to set up ASIC rigs in their basements.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:27 | Link to Comment Number 156
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Obviously in their minds, fixing what's wrong with the dollar is out of the question.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment BAINES03
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154 + 20 = 175

#zerohedgemath

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:26 | Link to Comment exartizo
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world financial system product technology intellectual property imitation: the most reliable indicator that your technology (aka BTC) is seen as A Serious Game Changer and/or Revolutionary Paradigm Shifting Danger to The Status Quo.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:43 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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But don't fret for them, they, along with the rest of the Rothschild affiliates, have THE patent on fraud and theft.

An excerpt:

"A method to defraud all that deposit their wealth with us by way of counterfeit money loans wherein we retain claim to title of underlying collateral of said loans. And when our schemes fail, we force our puppets (pols and crats) to make us whole with stolen loot from the said same depositors while we maintain our claims to the underlying collateral..."

"Open source your guillotine."

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:59 | Link to Comment JailBanksters
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I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

John D. Rockefeller

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:59 | Link to Comment One World Mafia
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Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Like Morgan gives a fuck about having a patent or not... he'll do it anyway.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment One World Mafia
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JPM initial patent was in 1999.

"As discussed above, JPMorgan’s claims have not issued.  (They need to be examined before they issue).  However, what if the issued claims cover Bitcoin’s technology?  That scenario could be a Bitcoin Killer."

http://inventingpatents.com/jpmorgan-bitcoin-killer-patent/

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:27 | Link to Comment CynicLaureate
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Who exactly are they going to sue?

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:54 | Link to Comment pipes
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No one, as there is no infringement. The '99 reference is BS in that it has nothing to do with Bitcoin. JPM is no Bitcoin killer. This is FUD to be ignored.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment q99x2
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At this point, JP Morgue would be better off shorting their stock, wiping out their company and heading for the hills with the loot.

A big FU for the man with the presidential cuff links.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Jamie sounds like he's a little late to the party...

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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I’m trying to imagine what was going through the mind of the JPM manager who after the 174th application said, “I’m going to give it another go.”

Whatever the specifics, I’m sure it smacked of typical bankster arrogance. Obviously these people don’t like being told they can't do something. 

 

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:46 | Link to Comment Mine Is Bigger
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Yes, it's despicable.  Yet, the highest court of the land gives its blessings to patenting genes!!!  Maybe people running the Patent Office should replace those useless scums at the Supreme Court.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 22:35 | Link to Comment ToNYC
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JPM accused and accursed infringers-at-heart of Corporo-monopolism.

All Hail, Optionality.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:38 | Link to Comment One World Mafia
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JPM original file date was in 1999.  Among other striking similarities, JPMs patent application uses the exact term "digital wallet."  JPM could be Satoshi.

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=...

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:46 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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"Digital wallet" is a very old term. Satoshi didn't invent it, neither did JPM.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:04 | Link to Comment Godisanhftbot
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 An alternative currency is a nickel vs a dime, vs a quarter.

 

 Bitcoin is an alternative to logic, in other worlds, it sucks ass.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:05 | Link to Comment Godisanhftbot
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 What are you dweebs gonna do when a bitcoin is  $ 100,000.00 each and an ounce of your preccccious yellow metal is $300 ?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 01:26 | Link to Comment mijev
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Instead of creating dozens of copycat crypto currencies, I would really like to see someone use aspects of bitcoins to create an open source voting system. Imagine how much the lard ass politicians would hate that. No more need for democrats or republicans. Wanna go to war? Vote yes or no. Want to ban abortion? Yes or no.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 05:47 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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If you missed this, it's well worth a read :)

http://invictus-innovations.com/innocence-is-no-excuse

 

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment SquirrelButtDan
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On Saturday while driving across town, I saw a vendor selling throw rugs made out of cowhides at the corner of an intersection. Vendor had a sign that read "Bit Coin Accepted". I was surprised to see it show up in my town (well really a city with a population of ~300,000).  Better to see that than "EBT Accepted". ;)

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:55 | Link to Comment resurger
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