The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the Winklevoss twins a patent that would allow them to settle exchange-traded products (ETPs) with digital currencies like BTC, Ripple, Ethereum, and Dogecoin.
In a dramatic reversal of outlook on the cryptocurrency and blockchain market, banking giant JPMorgan Chase has—you heard it right—applied for a blockchain patent as far off as last October.
Cisco has been granted a patent for a crowd-sourced cloud computing application, which the company claimed could be used for cryptocurrency mining.
The U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published two patent filings by Walmart describing blockchain-based applications that will help secure payments and protect private information from third parties.
A subsidiary of e-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon has been granted a patent for a streaming data service that could allow its subscribers to receive real-time cryptocurrency transactions data.
The Ford patent is designed to protect a system of “vehicle-to-vehicle cooperation to marshal traffic,” a model that looks at ways of allowing cars to communicate with one another to ease traffic flows and improve congestion.
A patent application has been filed in the U.S. by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) for an automated credit scoring system built on a blockchain.