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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. IBM
 
 
324
2. Inventor
 
 
321
3. Alibaba Group Holding Limited
 
 
267
4. Bank of America
 
 
138
5. Mastercard
 
 
90
6. nChain
 
 
75
7. Visa
 
 
62
8. Inc., Paypal
 
 
61
9. Capital One
 
 
51
10. Strong Force Intellectual Capital
 
46




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    1302
    914 Payment Systems , 138 Ecash , 116 Wallet , 87 Currency Conversion , 47 Card
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    1920
    231 Tracking , 178 Finance , 149 Ecommerce , 143 Identity Management , 111 Gambling , 110 Incentives , 101 Digital Rights , 98 Digital Media , 94 Admin Mgmt , 94 Transportation , 87 Property , 86 Video Games , 80 Telecom , 79 Energy , 78 Healthcare , 66 Social Networks , 45 Internet of Things , 27 Voting , 24 Software , 17 Sports , 15 Geolocation , 7 Manufacturing
  • Security
  •  
    1289
    819 Authentication , 470 Cryptography
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    518
    204 Distributed Apps , 179 Analytics , 104 Mining , 31 Auditing
  • Network
  •  
    256
    175 Protocols , 81 Topologies


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of April 13, 2021