Browsing the "USPTO" Tag

Amazon Wins Patent for Proof-of-Work Cryptographic System

| Yogita Khatri

Tech giant Amazon has been granted a patent for a proof-of-work (PoW) cryptographic system similar to those used by many blockchains.

PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

| Yogita Khatri

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.

Capital One Seeks Blockchain Patent for ‘Collaborative’ Authentication Tool

| Christine Kim

In a patent filing released Thursday, Capital One set out a blockchain system its says allows secure user authentication across multiple platforms.

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Blockchain Security Boost

| Christine Kim

The phrase "trusted execution environment" is identified in two Microsoft patent applications to be a key component in future blockchain projects.

Intuit Scores Patent for Processing Bitcoin Payments With Text Messages

| Christine Kim

California-based business and financial software company Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing bitcoin payments via text message.

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

| Christine Kim

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone is looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology.

Barclays Seeks Twin Blockchain Patents for Banking Services

| Christine Kim

Barclays Bank proposed using blockchain to make various banking processes more efficient in a pair of patent applications.

Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments

| Christine Kim

Mastercard is looking to improve crypto by designing a payments system that will link accounts holding both fiat currency and cryptocurrencies.

American Express Thinks Blockchains Could Help Prove Payments

| Christine Kim

Credit card giant American Express may be looking into developing a new proof-of-payment (PoP) system based on blockchain technology.

Patent Reveals Nasdaq Planning Blockchain-Powered Data System

| Wolfie Zhao

Nasdaq is seeking to patent a system for securely distributing time-sensitive information by way of a blockchain, records show.