A patent application from Mastercard suggests that the payments giant is eyeing blockchain as part of a way to verify the authenticity of coupons.
A new patent filing from Boeing suggests that the aircraft manufacturing giant is looking at how blockchain can help protect in-flight GPS receivers.
Professional consulting giant Accenture Global Solutions may be considering using blockchain technology to streamline shipping logistics.
Venture-backed blockchain startup Bitfury is seeking a patent related to electronics design, public documents reveal.
Money transfer giant Western Union is seeking a patent for a transaction analysis system that could be applied to digital currencies like bitcoin.