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.
How easy would it be to patent a blockchain invention in the face of complex and arcane legal processes?
Digital Asset Holdings' patent application reveals new details about how its blockchain product will work.
Nasdaq is looking to patent a way in which a blockchain can be used to record exchange transaction records.