IBM blockchain patents targeting network security and database management published

Network security and database management are two areas where blockchain can help. New IBM blockchain patents in these areas have significant potential.

Bank of America blockchain patent application for “ATM as a Service”

Bank of America blockchain patent spree continues. The bank has a large number of blockchain patents, and has recently filed an application for using the technology in “ATM as a Service”.

Northern Trust patents blockchain-powered solution to manage meetings

American financial services company and one of the largest and oldest banks in the country, Northern Trust, has won a patent for a blockchain-based technology solution to manage their corporate meetings better. The patent was awarded recently by the US…

IBM patents solution to audit blockchains

Technology giant IBM has patented two solutions to audit blockchain networks, which should help organizations to certify the data integrity in their blockchain-based systems. Both patents were recently approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The world of…

Walmart seeks to patent blockchain-powered reselling marketplace

American multinational retail giant Walmart plans to patent a blockchain-based reselling marketplace solution. This has been revealed by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently, as part of the patenting process. A customer who wants to resell a product…

US Postal Service seeks to patent blockchain-based solution for user ID verification

The United States Postal Service (USPS) intends to patent a technology solution for user identity verification, that will use public and private key encryption as well as blockchain. The patent application was filed in September 2017, and was recently released…

Cisco patents technology that could allow cloud-based crypto mining

American multinational tech giant Cisco has won a patent that will allow crowd-sourcing of cloud computing model, which can facilitate many applications including crypto mining. The patent application was filed in September 2015, and has been approved recently by the…

JP Morgan intends to patent blockchain-based P2P payment solution

American multinational investment bank and financial services giant JP Morgan Chase & Co. wants to patent a blockchain-powered technology solution that will make peer-to-peer (P2P) payment network for banks a reality. The patent application was filed in October 2017, and…

MasterCard intends to patent technology for easier activation of new blockchain nodes

American multinational financial services giant MasterCard has filed a patent for a technology solution that will expedite the activation of new nodes on a blockchain. The patent was filed on October 2016, and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)…

Blockchain-powered solution to assure jewelry buyers launched by IBM

Global technology giant IBM has launched their blockchain-powered TrustChain, a solution that will enhance the much-needed factor of trust in the jewelry industry. IBM is partnering with major players in the jewelry industry, for e.g. Asahi Refining, Helzberg Diamonds, LeachGarner,…