Browsing the "Patent" Tag

Sony Patent Filings Hint at Work on Crypto Mining Hardware

| Madeline Meng Shi

Japanese technology giant Sony wants to patent two approaches to hosting and maintaining blockchains, newly published documents show.

Winklevoss Brothers Score Another Crypto Investment Patent

| Muyao Shen

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, just won another crypto-related patent.

Amazon Sees Bitcoin Use Case in Data Marketplaces

| David Floyd

The e-commerce giant describes how merchants and law enforcement could make a bitcoin transaction stream more valuable by splicing it with other data.

security, lock

The Winklevoss Brothers Just Won a Crypto Patent

| David Floyd

A company owned by investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss has won a crypto-related patent.

The US Postal Service Is Looking at Backing Up Data With Blockchain

| Stan Higgins

The U.S. Postal Service is eyeing blockchain as part of a system for establishing digital trust, newly published patent documents indicate.

Chinese Universities Are Pursuing Blockchain Patents

| Wolfie Zhao

Universities in China are joining the country's private sector in an effort to patent blockchain solutions, new filings reveal.

CME to Patent System for Seamless Blockchain Rule Changes

| Nikhilesh De

A new patent application from the CME outlines ways in which the rules underlying private blockchains can be rewritten.

Gears, cogs

Editable Blockchains? Mining Futures? 2017 Saw Crypto Patents Pile Up

| Nikhilesh De

A run-down of some of the more notable crypto and blockchain patents seen in 2017.

Boeing Eyes Blockchain in Bid to Fight GPS Spoofing

| Nikhilesh De

A new patent filing from Boeing suggests that the aircraft manufacturing giant is looking at how blockchain can help protect in-flight GPS receivers.

Apple Patent Filing Hints at Blockchain Use

| Nikhilesh De

In a new application released by the USPTO, Apple describes how it might use a blockchain-based platform to generate and secure timestamps.