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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
 
 
145
2. Bank of America
 
 
109
3. Inventor
 
 
98
4. Mastercard
 
 
59
5. PayPal
 
 
39
6. Alibaba Group Holding Limited
 
39
7. Visa
 
 
38
8. Nchain Holdings Ltd
 
 
35
9. Intel
 
 
32
10. Intertrust
 
 
31




Category and Tag Distribution

Category and Tags Patents and Published Applications
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    265
    98 Distributed Apps, 98 Analytics, 51 Mining, 18 Auditing
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    976
    95 Tracking, 85 Ecommerce, 82 Finance, 77 Incentives, 74 Digital Rights, 65 Identity Management, 64 Digital Media, 57 Gambling, 51 Admin Mgmt, 50 Video Games, 44 Social Networks, 38 Energy, 36 Telecom, 36 Healthcare, 31 Transportation, 22 Internet of Things, 21 Property, 20 Voting, 9 Geolocation, 9 Sports, 7 Software, 3 Manufacturing
  • Network
  •  
    132
    80 Protocols, 52 Topologies
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    848
    571 Payment Systems, 123 Ecash, 64 Wallet, 56 Currency Conversion, 34 Card
  • Security
  •  
    748
    434 Authentication, 314 Cryptography


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