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Samsung Files UK Trademark For Crypto Wallet


South Korean electronics giant Samsung is seeking a trademark in UK for a cryptocurrency wallet, according to a filing with the U.K. Intellectual Property Office.

The filing was published on December 27 by the agency, the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

The application is currently in examination status. Under the "Classes and terms" sub-section of the filing, the company stated that the trademark would be used in the development of computer software for a cryptocurrency wallet.

Samsung also cited Computer software for cryptocurrency transfer and payment using blockchain technology; Computer application software for smartphones, namely, software to allow users to transfer cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology and pay via 3rd party's application software, in the application.

The filing comes after the rumors that the company is likely to include a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone. Meanwhile, Samsung later denied the rumors.

In early December, Samsung filed three trademark applications in the European Union for blockchain and cryptocurrency- related software.

Smartphone manufacturer HTC recently integrated blockchain-based browser Brave on its HTC Exodus 1 phone. Further, blockchain-focused electronics supplier SIRIN Labs earlier launched its first blockchain-based smartphone called FINNEY.

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