One of the world's largest retailers envisions a future in which it might use distributed ledger tech to ensure drone deliveries.
Derivatives giant CME has developed a system for delivering digital currencies tied to futures contracts, patent documents reveal.
A new patent application from Oracle suggests the database software giant is looking to blockchain for improved workflows.
Digital currency payments in vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.
Money transfer giant Western Union is seeking a patent for a transaction analysis system that could be applied to digital currencies like bitcoin.
The Chamber of Digital Commerce has formed a new council to help the blockchain industry better protect its intellectual property.
The man who controversially claimed to be bitcoin's inventor has featured in a report claiming he is making a "land grab" for bitcoin patents.
One of the UK's largest telecoms, BT, is seeking a patent for a security system aimed at preventing malicious attacks on blockchains.
Bitcoin and ether exchange startup Coinbase is seeking a patent for a security system for bitcoin private keys.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published four applications filed by MasterCard related to its work with blockchain tech.