Chinese companies applied for 7,600 blockchain patents from 2009-2018 and accounts for more than 60% of all patents filed when combining China with the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Germany.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung is seeking to patent a “programmable blockchain solid state drive and switch.”
Justifire has been issued a patent for its device, a 3”x3”x1.5” firearm attachment that will record and send data directly to the blockchain.
JD.com, also known as Jingdong and formerly as 360Buy, is one of the leading blockchain patents applicants in the world, and is leading the way in Chinese blockchain patents.
Paypal have secured a patent that would hope to protect users against ransomware by saving protected copies of data that may be under attack.
The media giant seeks to develop a blockchain-powered identity system capable of receiving validated identity data, which it will send “to at least one node of the distributed system,” and then generate an identity token.
IBM is clearly interested in improving the overall security of blockchain, and withstanding any potential attacks while still maintaining user privacy and user permissions.
The nChain solution "bridges the gap between legally compliant paper-and-ink contracts and electronic ones," allowing enterprises to benefit more from establishing and maintaining contracts solely on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.
The largest foreign exchange bank in South Korea has filed 46 patents for blockchain technology, in one of the largest single disclosures of blockchain IP ever disclosed.
Merck Group has acquired a new patent which will allow the company to employ blockchain tech to protect the integrity of supply chains globally.
The patent describes a system for facilitating cash handling via the blockchain, leveraging the advantages of distributed ledger tech for improving efficiency and effectiveness.