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Since the 2009 Bitcoin whitepaper, crypto currencies have risen in value, enabled decentralized global trade, but also endured market value fluctuation, theft, and use as tender for illegal transactions. Blockchain-based technology grows in interest to large and small corporations and investors, many of which are staking their claims within this emerging intellectual property sector by filing patent applications with the USPTO. The Cryptocurrency 2018 Report includes expert analyst opinion and insights, the full underlying dataset or all granted and published patents, plus access to the patent radar visualization.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. IBM
 
 
208
2. Inventor
 
 
129
3. Bank of America
 
 
113
4. Mastercard
 
 
65
5. Alibaba Group Holding Limited
 
 
42
6. Paypal,inc
 
 
41
7. Nchain Holdings Ltd
 
 
40
8. Visa
 
 
39
9. Intel
 
 
37
10. Toronto–Dominion Bank
 
 
34




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    296
    113 Distributed Apps , 108 Analytics , 54 Mining , 21 Auditing
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    1061
    110 Tracking , 89 Finance , 87 Ecommerce , 80 Incentives , 77 Digital Rights , 71 Identity Management , 67 Digital Media , 65 Gambling , 57 Admin Mgmt , 55 Video Games , 49 Social Networks , 46 Energy , 41 Telecom , 38 Healthcare , 35 Transportation , 22 Internet of Things , 22 Property , 21 Voting , 9 Geolocation , 9 Sports , 8 Software , 3 Manufacturing
  • Network
  •  
    140
    86 Protocols , 54 Topologies
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    944
    660 Payment Systems , 125 Ecash , 68 Wallet , 57 Currency Conversion , 34 Card
  • Security
  •  
    918
    552 Authentication , 366 Cryptography


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of April 2, 2020