CipherTrace Files Patent For Monero-Tracking Technology
  • This is the second patent filing from the blockchain analytics firm that outlines a Monero tracking technology.
  • Both applications are the result of the firm’s work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which began in 2019.
November 23, 2020, 2:13 PM
The United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria

The United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA, USA on June 30, 2018. Shutterstock

US Postal Services File For Blockchain-Based Mail-In Voting Patent
  • The USPS has proposed a number of different frameworks and concepts around its central idea of blockchain-based voting.
  • The news follows recent comments from President Donald J. Trump concerning the funding of the mail service.
August 17, 2020, 12:07 PM
Exterior signage on the front of the United States Post Office

Exterior signage on the front of the United States Post Office building in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 25, 2017. Jessica Kirsh/Shutterstock

Visa Files For “Digital Fiat Currency” Patent
  • The U.S. dollar was specifically mentioned as a potential fiat currency to be used.
  • Consensus mechanism for the blockchain has still not be chosen, though proof of stake was given as an example.
May 15, 2020, 11:33 AM

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The Winklevoss Brothers Awarded 6 Stablecoin Patents
  • One of the Winklevoss’ patents describes how financial transactions, conducted via smart contracts, could use stablecoins as collateral.
  • Another, explains how banks and “other trusted entities” can be used to create and issue new tokens.
February 3, 2020, 8:33 PM
The Winklevoss twins speaking in an interview

The Winklevoss twins speaking in an interview. CNBC

Jan 29, 2020
IBM Patents a “Self-Aware Token”
  • IBM’s patent describes a a ledger-based payments system, which uses “self-aware tokens” to track and record offline transactions.
  • The company claims that the system’s ability to track the history of a token will “bolster trust and viability” within a new token-based economy.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. NYCDaily

Dec 7, 2019
Nov 29, 2019
Coinbase Patents System that Identifies Non-Compliant Accounts
  • Coinbase’s system will use a variety of factors to determine if an account fails the compliance standards or not.
  • The system will self update its compliance model from the data that it collects, as well as suspended and report “bad” accounts.
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