@lawyercrypto thanks for the clarification.
As you pointed out - it's just not smart and would probably alienate professional users of bitcoin which really shouldn't happen.
@zechendorf I guess a part of Bitcoin related business will have to endure stupid (and less stupid?) patent litigation, like any business area.
The decentralised, fully digital and global nature of Bitcoin will, however, mean that the impact of patents will be less significant than in some other areas of business.
@lawyercrypto exactly. I am convinced Bitcoin would survive a patent shitstorm but it would slow down adoption. Like every new technology there will be stupid patent litigation especially for successful actors (i.e. actors with money that you can sue).
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