Alibaba Files US Patent for Blockchain Domain Name Management System
Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has applied for a United States patent entitled “Domain Name Management Scheme for Cross-Chain Interactions in Blockchain Systems.”
16 AUGUST 2019
Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Backed Drone Communication
Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application.
15 AUGUST 2019
Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor
Documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 16 reveal that Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent.
22 APRIL 2019
Inside Craig Wright’s blockchain patent ‘empire’
Steven Craig Wright, the man who has, on various occasions, claimed to be Bitcoin’s legendary creator (or creators) Satoshi Nakamoto is trying to build a cryptocurrency and blockchain patent empire.
19 MARCH 2019
Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System
American telecoms giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history “map.” The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Dec. 13.
16 DECEMBER 2018
Intel Wins Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining
Global tech giant Intel, known for its widely-used computer processors, has won a patent connected to its work in the area of cryptocurrency mining.
30 NOVEMBER 2018
US: Acting AG Backed Alleged ‘Invention-Promotion Scam’ Touting ‘Time Travel’ Crypto
Acting U.S. attorney general (AG) Matthew G. Whitaker has come under fire for his association with an allegedly fraudulent patent company that involved cryptocurrency, U.S. news journal MotherJones reported Nov. 14.
15 NOVEMBER 2018
Bank of America Could Store Crypto Deposits for Big Companies
Despite their harsh exterior, banks have been quietly preparing for a world that involves cryptocurrencies.
14 NOVEMBER 2018
Bank of America awarded new patent for storing cryptography keys
In an interesting development on Tuesday, Bank of America was awarded a patent for systems and devices for hardened remote storage of private cryptography keys used for authentication, according to documents released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
31 OCTOBER 2018
Nasdaq Wins Patent for Newswire Service Built on a Blockchain
Nasdaq has won a patent outlining how blockchain could be used to release information as part of a wire service.
24 OCTOBER 2018
Major Korean Financial Holding Company Wins Blockchain Patent for Improved Fintech Security
Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution, South Korean economic news outlets The Digital Times reports Monday, Oct. 15.
17 OCTOBER 2018
Capital One Applies for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Authentication System Patent
American bank holding corporation Capital One has filed a patent application for the implementation of blockchain technology in user authentication, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 16.
18 AUGUST 2018
Coinbase Wins Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payments System
A newly published Coinbase patent seeks to protect a way of making bitcoin purchases more secure for customers.
17 AUGUST 2018
IBM Files Patent for a Blockchain Database Management System
Industry giant and proactive decentralized tech mover IBM has filed a patent for certain aspects of blockchain technology, a newly published document revealed.
13 AUGUST 2018
Wells Fargo Files Patent for Tokenization System to Protect Sensitive Data
San-Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo has outlined a patent for a tokenization system that would protect data, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 17.
18 JULY 2018
Volkswagen Seeks Patent for Inter-Vehicular Blockchain Communications System
Volkswagen has applied for a patent allowing vehicles to communicate with each other through a blockchain-based network aimed to increase road safety by warning of nearby vehicles and alerting the driver to potential collisions.
6 JULY 2018
Mastercard Wins Patent for Anonymous Blockchain Transactions
Financial services giant Mastercard was awarded several new blockchain patents this week, continuing its trend of embracing distributing ledger research even as it expresses open hostility to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, one particular patent is raising eyebrows.
28 JUNE 2018
Mastercard Wins Patent for Blockchain Travel Itinerary Bidding System
Financial services giant Mastercard has won a patent for a blockchain system that allows travelers to submit desired itineraries and merchants to submit bids for each service request.
7 JUNE 2018
JP Morgan Files Patent For Blockchain-Powered P2P Payments Between Banks
JP Morgan Chase & Co. has outlined a peer-to-peer payments network in a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday, May 3. The network would use distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, for intra- and inter-bank settlements.
4 MAY 2018
ICBC's First Blockchain Patent Is Now Public
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of the country's four largest state-owned commercial banks, is exploring a way to authenticate digital certificates and store data in a sharable blockchain.
30 APRIL 2018