Intuit Scores Patent for Processing Bitcoin Payments With Text Messages
California-based business and financial software company Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing bitcoin payments via text message.
Major Chinese and American firms are leading a global blockchain push, with Alibaba and IBM having filed around 90 patents each relating to the tech.
Shipping giant UPS has filed for a new patent that uses blockchain as part of a distributed system for sending packages worldwide.
Walmart's patent efforts have showcased how the retail giant is investigating blockchain, this time it's a project that sees a way for drones to talk.
In a patent filing released Thursday, Capital One set out a blockchain system its says allows secure user authentication across multiple platforms.
Coinbase is looking into creating more secure digital payment platforms to help merchants accept bitcoin, a patent filing reveals.