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Leading Bitcoin Payments Processor Bitpay Joins Crypto Patent Alliance COPA

The world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency payment services, Bitpay has announced the company is joining the Square-founded crypto patent effort the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA). Bitpay has been working with blockchain products since 2011 and the firm will share open-source projects and use a shared patent library with the crypto patent organization. Bitpay Joins Crypto Patent Effort COPA The Atlanta-based cryptocurrency payment and blockchain company Bitpay is joining forces with COPA. The Crypto Open Patent Alliance was originally invoked by Square, Inc., and the organization bolsters open access to patents and protection from patent threats. On January 1, 2020,…

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Blockchain patent filing rose significantly in China after Xi Jinping’s 2019 endorsement

Chinese companies are angling to overtake the United States in blockchain adoption. Recent figures published by Chinese media outlets show that companies in China have filed for over half of all global blockchain patents. According to a report titled “2020 Blockchain Industry Development”, Chinese companies have applied for 4,435 blockchain patents following Chinese president Xi Jinping’s endorsement of the industry. The study was jointly compiled by Tsinghua University, Peking University, and China Institute of Communications. During a committee session in October 2019, President Xi called for the country to accelerate its adoption of blockchain technologies as a core for innovation.…

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The US is number one…in blockchain patents

But the company with the most patents isn’t even American. Despite Alibaba filing more patents, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain copyrights, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent. The U.S. has 2,112 patents, followed by the Cayman Islands with 350 filings and Canada with 118. The rest of the top six are Japan with 108, South Korea with 87 and China with 77 patents.  The Cayman Islands is second, as most of Alibaba’s blockchain applications are located on the island.  Although Chinese companies are often represented in various “top…

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Report: Blockchain Patents ‘Skyrocket’ in 2020, Alibaba Owns the Most Crypto Patents

A study from the team at Kisspatent shows that Alibaba Group is the largest blockchain patent holder in 2020 capturing 10x the number of patents held by IBM. The report notes that blockchain patents “are skyrocketing” this year and so far in 2020, there’s been more distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency patents published than all of 2019. It seems distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency solution patents are becoming a thing again in 2020. A few years ago various reports said that Bank of America (BoA) and the firm Nchain were gobbling up all the patents applied to digital assets and…

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Square Launches Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance To Protect Innovation

Today, mobile payments company Square launched the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a non-profit focused on keeping patents from becoming barriers to innovation in the space. “Crypto organizations (or even governments) have filed for hundreds of patents on cryptocurrency technology and continue to do so in large numbers,” a Square representative explained in a statement shared with Bitcoin Magazine. “Locking up foundational cryptocurrency technologies in patents stifles innovation and adoption; and offensive use of patents by bad actors threatens the growth of cryptocurrency technologies.” For instance, notorious Bitcoin fraudster Craig Wright has filed at least 1,000 patent applications. COPA is…

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US Rep. Darren Soto is excited about the recent USPS blockchain voting patent

Can blockchain help settle the mail-in voting debate? The United States Postal Service, or USPS, recently filed a patent for a mail-in voting system that utilizes Blockchain and other technologies for verification. Responding to an inquiry from Cointelegraph, U.S. Representative for Florida's 9th district, Darren Soto, voiced his excitement about this prospective development.“I think it’s a great idea," Soto told Cointelegraph. "I’m real excited that the post office is working on this issue," he explained. "It’s something that was a pleasant surprise for many in congress," the congressman added, noting the necessity of patent filing in line with governmental technological…

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Verisign Wins US Patent for Blockchain Powered Domain Names

Verisign, a publicly traded company providing domain name registry services, has been granted a blockchain-based patent. Verisign, a major domain name registry that controls the ‘.com’ and ‘.net’ domains, has acquired a patent that applies blockchain tech to domain names.The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted patent number 10,721,060 to Verisign on July 21.Addresses instead of numbersTitled Domain name blockchain user addresses, the new patent outlines some major benefits and technical advantages associated with registrants utilizing their domain name system (DNS) domain names in a blockchain network.It can provide the ability to use domain names purchased in the…

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Verisign Wins US Patent for Blockchain Powered Domain Names

Verisign, a publicly traded company providing domain name registry services, has been granted a blockchain-based patent. Verisign, a major domain name registry that controls the ‘.com’ and ‘.net’ domains, has acquired a patent that applies blockchain tech to domain names.The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted patent number 10,721,060 to Verisign on July 21.Addresses instead of numbersTitled Domain name blockchain user addresses, the new patent outlines some major benefits and technical advantages associated with registrants utilizing their domain name system (DNS) domain names in a blockchain network.It can provide the ability to use domain names purchased in the…

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