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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
 
 
357
2. IBM
 
 
320
3. Alibaba Group
 
 
278
4. Bank of America
 
 
143
5. Mastercard
 
 
94
6. nChain
 
 
83
7. Visa
 
 
69
8. Capital One
 
 
63
9. PayPal
 
 
63
10. Coinplug
 
 
52




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Payment Architecture
  •  
    1377
    949 Payment Systems , 140 Ecash , 139 Wallet , 99 Currency Conversion , 50 Card
  • Industrial Areas
  •  
    2059
    253 Finance , 242 Tracking , 156 Ecommerce , 144 Identity Management , 119 Gambling , 116 Incentives , 109 Digital Media , 100 Video Games , 97 Admin Mgmt , 97 Transportation , 93 Property , 86 Energy , 84 Telecom , 78 Healthcare , 70 Digital Rights , 70 Social Networks , 49 Internet of Things , 28 Voting , 27 Software , 17 Sports , 16 Geolocation , 8 Manufacturing
  • Security
  •  
    1314
    836 Authentication , 478 Cryptography
  • Digital Computing
  •  
    581
    241 Distributed Apps , 189 Analytics , 119 Mining , 32 Auditing
  • Network
  •  
    280
    196 Protocols , 84 Topologies


    Recent Published Activity in Cryptocurrency as of October 21, 2021