Category: patents

Report: Number of Blockchain Patent Filings Outstrips Other Technologies

The number of global blockchain patent filings significantly outstrips the patent filings for other technologies, according to research by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) and London-based law firm Withers & Rogers. British media outlet Compelo reported the results on June 5. According to the report, the amount […]

Report: Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Has Applied for Over 200 Blockchain Patents

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has applied for over 200 blockchain patents, according to a report by Securities Daily News on May 20. The report also notes that major e-commerce competitor Alibaba has applied for 262 blockchain patents, and Chinese internet titans Tencent and Baidu have applied for 80 and 50 […]

Facebook Acquires ‘Libra’ Trademark to Work on Its Secretive Cryptocurrency

Social media giant Facebook acquired the rights to the “Libra” trademark for its secretive cryptocurrency project, crypto news website The Block reported on May 3. The Block claims that a source familiar with the matter confirmed that Facebook is recruiting financial firms to develop its own crypto and that the […]

Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor

Documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 16 reveal that Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent. Forcepoint is owned by U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, and Crunchbase estimates its yearly revenue to be $600 […]

PayPal Aims to Prevent Crypto Ransomware Attacks With New Patent

Digital payments giant PayPal has won a cybersecurity patent to protect users from crypto ransomware, according to a document from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published on April 16. The system described in the patent, entitled “Techniques for ransomware detection and mitigation,” intends to improve the detection […]

Charles Hoskinson Criticizes ETH, EOS's ‘Lone Samurai’ Development Approach

Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH) and IOHK, the company behind Cardano (ADA), has criticized Ethereum and EOS’s approach to development. Hoskinson made his comments during an interview with business news outlet Fortune published on April 9. During the interview, Hoskinson noted that most protocols publish all their code […]

Global Consulting Company Accenture Patents Two Solutions for Blockchain Interoperability

Global consulting company Accenture has patented two solutions focused on blockchain interoperability, according to the data published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 2. The first patent, filed August 2018, patents a method for cryptologic blockchain interoperability. As described in the technical section of the […]