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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
 
 
347
2. IBM
 
 
324
3. Alibaba Group
 
 
274
4. Bank of America
 
 
142
5. Mastercard
 
 
92
6. nChain
 
 
80
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
  •  
    1351
    938 Payment Systems , 138 Ecash , 132 Wallet , 95 Currency Conversion , 48 Card
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    2032
    238 Tracking , 232 Finance , 152 Ecommerce , 144 Identity Management , 116 Incentives , 116 Gambling , 102 Digital Rights , 101 Video Games , 100 Digital Media , 96 Admin Mgmt , 95 Transportation , 90 Property , 82 Telecom , 82 Energy , 78 Healthcare , 69 Social Networks , 45 Internet of Things , 28 Voting , 27 Software , 17 Sports , 15 Geolocation , 7 Manufacturing
  • Security
  •  
    1310
    834 Authentication , 476 Cryptography
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    576
    241 Distributed Apps , 188 Analytics , 116 Mining , 31 Auditing
  • Network
  •  
    270
    188 Protocols , 82 Topologies


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of August 4, 2021