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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
 
 
326
2. IBM
 
 
324
3. Alibaba Group Holding Limited
 
 
268
4. Bank of America
 
 
138
5. Mastercard
 
 
90
6. nChain
 
 
76
7. Visa
 
 
62
8. Inc., Paypal
 
 
61
9. Capital One
 
 
54
10. Strong Force Intellectual Capital
 
47




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    1313
    916 Payment Systems , 138 Ecash , 124 Wallet , 87 Currency Conversion , 48 Card
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    1952
    233 Tracking , 189 Finance , 150 Ecommerce , 143 Identity Management , 111 Incentives , 111 Gambling , 102 Digital Rights , 98 Digital Media , 97 Video Games , 95 Transportation , 94 Admin Mgmt , 87 Property , 82 Energy , 78 Telecom , 78 Healthcare , 67 Social Networks , 45 Internet of Things , 27 Voting , 26 Software , 17 Sports , 15 Geolocation , 7 Manufacturing
  • Security
  •  
    1290
    818 Authentication , 472 Cryptography
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    534
    215 Distributed Apps , 182 Analytics , 106 Mining , 31 Auditing
  • Network
  •  
    255
    174 Protocols , 81 Topologies


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of May 6, 2021