The Top Blockchain Patents Of 2018

Law360 (January 7, 2019, 1:04 PM EST) -- This year promises to be a significant year for blockchain and cryptocurrency due to advances in the underlying technology and increasing levels of adoption by corporations and large financial institutions. This article highlights 10 U.S. blockchain patents issued in 2018 that are particularly interesting or noteworthy in order to provide insight into the future direction of the technology.

What is a blockchain patent, anyway?

A search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent database for terms like "blockchain," "bitcoin," "cryptocurrency" and "distributed ledger" results in a total of 361 patents issued in 2018. But while these relevant search terms might...

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