A group of Mastercard patent applications outline how blockchain technology can be used to securely record transaction information.
Cloud computing giant Red Hat may be looking into using a blockchain-based system to track software usage, according to a patent application.
The phrase "trusted execution environment" is identified in two Microsoft patent applications to be a key component in future blockchain projects.
A South Korean government-funded organization has submitted a blockchain-related patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
International shipping giant Merck may be looking to blockchain technology to protect against counterfeit goods, according to a patent application.
A newly released Intel patent application sets out a system for automatically creating and validating blocks on a distributed ledger.
A newly-released Walmart patent application outlines a digital resale marketplace placed on a blockchain.
A patent application by JPMorgan Chase suggests putting financial transaction information on a distributed ledger.
A Mastercard patent application outlines how nodes could be quickly added to a blockchain.
Sony believes a blockchain can be used as a digital rights management solution by storing ownership information.