A patent application released Thursday indicates Google might be examining how blockchains can secure audit logs and other information.
A patent application by the Royal Bank of Canada outlines ways of using a blockchain-based system to make the credit rating process more transparent.
American Express' travel and merchant arm has filed a patent application looking at using a blockchain to facilitate quick transactions.
ZhongAn Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese online insurer ZhongAn, hopes to patent a blockchain solution for protecting digital media against piracy.
In a recently released patent application, tech giant Huawei touts a blockchain system for protecting digital property rights.
A run-down of some of the more notable crypto and blockchain patents seen in 2017.
The U.K.'s largest internet and telecoms provider, BT, has been awarded a patent for a method to prevent malicious attacks on blockchains.
Electronics giant Sony has proposed a two-part blockchain-based multi-factor authentication system in a new patent application.
New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.
Consortium startup R3 has filed two patent applications detailing ways to apply distributed ledger tech to agreements between financial institutions.