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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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Blockchain Patents Will Shape Innovation – and That’s a Little Bit Scary

There were 1,240 blockchain patents filed last year. That’s not normal. The number of blockchain patent applications, in fact, has grown over 600 percent since 2016. This year, retailing giant Wal-Mart secured blockchain patents for crypto household energy payments, wearable medical records, and a security system. They also filed patents for drone delivery and “autonomous ground vehicle” delivery systems. Facebook ...

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Japan’s Tech Giant Sony Offers Solutions for Boosting Blockchain Hardware in Two Patents

Japanese electronics giant Sony has filed two patents for boosting blockchain-based ecosystems, according to filings 20180218027 and 20180219686 published by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Aug. 2. Through the patents, Sony intends to improve the design and structure of blockchain hardware by introducing new circuitries to the processes of distributed ledger technology. The first application, entitled “Electronic Node ...

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Gabrotech files patents and announces partnerships, a week ahead of the ICO

Last two weeks have been very eventful for Gabrotech, a startup creating an entirely new ecosystem for Loyalty Rewards. While they have successfully filed a patent for their blockchain based solution to facilitate loyalty rewards management, their reputation and credibility has attracted a new partner in Trade.io Trade.io is a dedicated platform for better, faster and smarter cryptocurrency trading. This ...

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Gabrotech Files Patents and Announces Partnerships, a Week Ahead of the ICO

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Blockchain Arms Race Continues as More Companies File Patents

Barclays Bank is the latest in a long line of companies that have filed blockchain-related patents as they seek to gain an edge on the newest technology frontier. The London-based financial services giant filed the two patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on July 19, with the first detailing a blockchain-based currency system in which certain parties such ...

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