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Cryptocurrency

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 Forecast 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. Inventor
 
 
354
2. IBM
 
 
322
3. Alibaba Group
 
 
274
4. Bank of America
 
 
143
5. Mastercard
 
 
92
6. nChain
 
 
82
7. Visa
 
 
66
8. PayPal
 
 
63
9. Capital One
 
 
62
10. Coinplug
 
 
52




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    1368
    946 Payment Systems , 138 Ecash , 136 Wallet , 99 Currency Conversion , 49 Card
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    2069
    247 Finance , 240 Tracking , 153 Ecommerce , 144 Identity Management , 119 Gambling , 116 Incentives , 108 Digital Media , 102 Digital Rights , 101 Video Games , 96 Admin Mgmt , 95 Transportation , 91 Property , 83 Telecom , 82 Energy , 78 Healthcare , 69 Social Networks , 49 Internet of Things , 28 Voting , 27 Software , 17 Sports , 16 Geolocation , 8 Manufacturing
  • Security
  •  
    1312
    835 Authentication , 477 Cryptography
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    579
    241 Distributed Apps , 188 Analytics , 119 Mining , 31 Auditing
  • Network
  •  
    272
    189 Protocols , 83 Topologies


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of September 17, 2021