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Amazon Wins Patents for Cryptography and Distributed Data Storage Solutions

E-commerce giant Amazon has won two patents related to methods for protecting the integrity of digital signatures and improving distributed data storage. The two patents were published by by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today, Nov. 13. The first patent document, first filed in April of this year, outlines a “signature delegation” method for “protecting the integrity of ...

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Credits Filed Patents

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Credits team has made an analysis of the current patent and other intellectual property issues related to blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies and decided to protect the company’s blockchain developments. According to ...

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Bank of America Has the Most Blockchain Patents, But Is it Actually Going to Use Them?

On October 30, Bank of America (BofA) added yet another cryptocurrency-related patent to its collection of more than 50 applications filed within the same field. The second-largest bank in the US has been leading in the informal blockchain patent race, sidestepping such players as IBM and Alibaba. However, that does not mean that BofA is being bullish — the company ...

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IBM Patents Blockchain System to Create ‘Trust’ Between AR Game Players, Real World Locations

Major global tech giant IBM has applied for another blockchain patent, this time aiming to deter augmented reality (AR) game players from intruding on undesirable locations. The tech firm’s latest patent document was released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, Nov. 1. In the patent, IBM, also known as Big Blue, describes a blockchain-based method and ...

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Bank Of America Adds Private Key Storage Filing to Stockpile of Blockchain Patents

  Bank of America (BoA) has gained a further cryptocurrency-related patent, a filing confirmed Oct. 30, continuing its efforts to “be prepared” for the industry’s future growth. The latest award, which adds to the bank’s mounting stack of cryptocurrency and blockchain patents, references storage methods for private keys. Specifically, the filing reads, current opportunities for ensuring private keys remain untampered ...

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Alibaba Has Filed for over 10% of the World’s Blockchain Patents: Research

China’s ongoing drive to dominate the emerging global blockchain technology sector has been underlined by news that Alibaba Group Holding alone filed more than 10 percent of all blockchain patents worldwide in 2017. Intellectual Property Rights Arms Race Research by Thomson Reuters shows that 56 percent of all 406 blockchain patents issued around the world in 2017 came from China, ...

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Alibaba Accounted for 10% of Blockchain-Related Patents in 2017

Alibaba Group Holding is worth keeping an eye on for those who believe blockchain technology is the future. The multinational technology conglomerate, led by 53-year-old Jack Ma, has filed over 10 percent of the world’s patent applications for blockchain, contributing to China’s dominance in distributed ledger technology on a global level. China Leads the Race for Blockchain with 56% of ...

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Square Patents Crypto Payment Network

Digital payments firm Square has won a patent for a payment network that allows merchants to accept payments in any currency, including bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. Square Wins Patent for Crypto Payment Network Public documents published on Aug. 21 show that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved Square’s application to patent a system that allows merchants to ...

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IBM, Capital One and Coinbase Are the Latest to File Blockchain Patents

The blockchain arms race has continued to gather pace as titans in the finance and technology industries strive to stay ahead of their competition by developing cutting-edge blockchain solutions. The latest companies to apply for blockchain patents are technology powerhouse IBM; the leading US crypto exchange, Coinbase; and financial services company Capital One. IBM’s patent aims to introduce a new ...

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Microsoft’s Two New Patents Fuse Blockchain Tech With Trusted Computing Techniques

Two new patents from Microsoft reveal that the tech giant is looking to bolster its blockchain solutions with the use of trusted execution environments (TEEs), according to two filings published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 9. Both applications outline how the use of TEEs could further improve security within a consortium blockchain network, which requires that ...

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