Square Forms Group to Stop Patent Hoarding From Stifling Crypto Innovation
Square said the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA) will allow companies to access and share tech innovations with one another.
Crypto IP "puts us in a good position" for central bank digital currencies, said Mastercard President Miebach.
Ripple's patented design would allow derivatives to settle based on external information – such as temperature data.
CipherTrace has filed two patent applications it claims offer technologies that could help authorities in tracking monero transactions.
CIA Labs will give officers an outlet to patent and profit from their tech inventions.
Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is on track to become the largest blockchain patent holder, having filed ten times more than closest rival IBM.