Derivatives giant CME Group is looking to patent a way for bitcoin miners to hedge against the risks they face.
Fidelity Investments has applied to patent a method by which a blockchain could be used for authenticating voters and processing fair elections.
A major bank in Canada is seeking a patent for a secure means of processing payments that could connect with a public blockchain.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) has published a patent application submitted by bitcoin startup Blockstream for its work on sidechains.
US telecom giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a kind of home subscriber server that utilizes a blockchain.
This week's coverage is a testament of just how varied things in the bitcoin space can really get.
Often a topic of contention in the bitcoin community, CoinDesk has rounded up some of the most high profile patent submissions filed to date.
Multinational e-commerce giant eBay has filed two cryptocurrency-related patent applications.
21 Inc, the best-funded company in bitcoin, has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Bitcoin services firm Coinbase has filed nine patent applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).