$4.2 trillion asset administration agency Constancy Investments has filed trademark purposes in america for a number of Web3 services and products, together with a non-fungible token (NFT) market and monetary funding and crypto buying and selling companies within the metaverse.
That is in response to three trademark filings submitted to america Patent Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on Dec. 21, of which was additionally highlighted by licensed trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis in a Dec. 27 tweet.
#Fidelity has plans for the metaverse!
The corporate has filed 3 trademark purposes protecting
▶️ NFTs + NFT Marketplaces
▶️ Metaverse Funding Companies
▶️ Digital Actual Property Investing
▶️ Cryptocurrency Buying and selling
… and extra!#NFTs #Metaverse #Crypto #Web3 #Defi #Finance pic.twitter.com/op9fg80e7z
— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) December 26, 2022
One of many key areas of the agency’s focus seems to be the Metaverse, with Constancy indicating that it may provide a variety of funding companies inside digital worlds together with mutual funds, retirement funds, funding administration and monetary planning to call a couple of.
It additionally seems that metaverse-based fee companies could possibly be within the works, together with digital invoice funds, fund transfers and the “monetary administration of bank card accounts within the metaverse and different digital worlds.”
By way of crypto, the filings point out that the agency may additionally launch buying and selling and administration companies within the Metaverse, together with offering digital foreign money pockets companies.
“Digital pockets companies within the nature of digital storage and processing of digital foreign money for digital funds and transactions through a world pc community; digital foreign money, digital foreign money, cryptocurrency digital token,” the submitting reads.
Moreover, Constancy outlines that it may provide academic companies within the Metaverse within the type of “conducting lessons, workshops, seminars and conferences within the area of investments and within the area of selling monetary companies.”
“Offering enterprise info to monetary service suppliers by way of an web website, within the area of enterprise advertising within the metaverse and different digital worlds; referral companies within the area of funding recommendation and monetary planning within the metaverse and different digital worlds” one submitting reads.
NFTs are additionally on Constancy’s plans, stating that it may additionally launch an “on-line market for patrons and sellers of digital media, particularly, non-fungible tokens,” nevertheless additional particulars on such are sparse.
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The newest filings from Constancy present that the agency has not been spooked by the extreme bear market in 2022 and up to date FTX implosion, and is as a substitute trying to improve its publicity and choices in Web3.
The agency basically outlined as such and known as for stronger regulation when responding to a Nov. 21 letter from crypto hating senators Elizabeth Warren, Tina Smith and Richard Durbin, which had known as on Constancy to rethink its Bitcoin (BTC) retirement merchandise because of the “unstable, tumultuous and chaotic” nature of crypto belongings.
A Constancy spokesperson advised Cointelegraph on the time that the corporate “has at all times prioritized operational excellence and buyer safety” and famous that “latest occasions” within the crypto trade have solely “underscored the significance of requirements and safeguards.”
Additionally it is price noting that again in October, Constancy was reportedly trying to beefing up its crypto unit by hiring 100 new employees members, offering a stark distinction to various crypto companies which have laid off a major quantity of workers this 12 months.