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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 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
 
 
301
2. Inventor
 
 
221
3. Alibaba Group Holding Limited
 
 
210
4. Bank of America
 
 
127
5. Mastercard
 
 
80
6. nChain
 
 
60
7. Visa
 
 
53
8. PayPal
 
 
49
9. Intel
 
 
41
10. Capital One
 
 
39




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    1146
    838 Payment Systems , 130 Ecash , 80 Wallet , 63 Currency Conversion , 35 Card
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    1485
    178 Tracking , 123 Ecommerce , 116 Finance , 112 Identity Management , 94 Incentives , 86 Digital Rights , 85 Digital Media , 82 Admin Mgmt , 74 Gambling , 70 Video Games , 67 Transportation , 66 Energy , 61 Telecom , 59 Social Networks , 57 Healthcare , 45 Property , 36 Internet of Things , 22 Voting , 18 Software , 14 Geolocation , 13 Sports , 7 Manufacturing
  • Security
  •  
    1221
    776 Authentication , 445 Cryptography
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    432
    178 Distributed Apps , 154 Analytics , 74 Mining , 26 Auditing
  • Network
  •  
    221
    147 Protocols , 74 Topologies


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of August 12, 2020