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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
 
 
366
2. IBM
 
 
317
3. Alibaba Group
 
 
278
4. Bank of America
 
 
144
5. Mastercard
 
 
96
6. nChain
 
 
83
7. Visa
 
 
70
8. Capital One
 
 
65
9. PayPal
 
 
64
10. Coinplug
 
 
52




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    1399
    961 Payment Systems , 142 Ecash , 141 Wallet , 105 Currency Conversion , 50 Card
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    2087
    259 Finance , 243 Tracking , 164 Ecommerce , 145 Identity Management , 119 Gambling , 117 Incentives , 110 Digital Media , 101 Video Games , 98 Admin Mgmt , 98 Transportation , 93 Property , 88 Energy , 84 Telecom , 80 Healthcare , 72 Digital Rights , 70 Social Networks , 50 Internet of Things , 28 Voting , 27 Software , 17 Sports , 16 Geolocation , 8 Manufacturing
  • Security
  •  
    1316
    837 Authentication , 479 Cryptography
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    587
    246 Distributed Apps , 189 Analytics , 120 Mining , 32 Auditing
  • Network
  •  
    282
    198 Protocols , 84 Topologies


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of November 29, 2021