Polkadot Registers Trademark for Blockchain Communication Platform
The trademark filing mentions social networking software.
Polkadot, which describes itself as a "layer 0 blockchain," has filed a trademark registration for what appears to be a blockchain-based messaging application, according to a recent filing.
The phrase "Polkadot Converse" has been trademarked, with additional information on the app being added in the "good and services" section of the filing.
The trademark covers: "Software for social networking; software for creating, managing, and interacting with an online community; software for creating, software for sending and receiving electronic messages, graphics, images, audio content."
Polkadot (DOT) remains the 11th largest cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of around $7.5 billion, according to CoinDesk data.
A foray into social media and instant messaging would a change in focus from Polkadot, which has previously concentrated efforts on its parachain technology and rapid transaction speeds.
Polkadot's press team did not immediately respond to CoinDesk's request for comment.
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