The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office granted in May the patent application of telecom giant AT&T for a Bitcoin-powered subscriber server. AT&T applied for the patent in April 2015. The server is a digital ledger capable of administering and tracking transactions on its own without bank involvement.
The Bitcoin-powered subscriber server can store the cryptocurrency which could convert it later into real money, Android Headlines reports. It effectively is a one-stop shop for Bitcoin transactions. The grant of the patent hints that AT&T could offer on-demand content or paywall to subscribers and accept the cryptocurrency as payment.