Fox Corp Taps Eluvio for Blockchain Tech — Who Else is in the Running?

Eluvio is a blockchain platform provider specializing in handling digital media, from creation and ownership to distribution. The startup has two issued patents for its decentralized media distribution network, which includes a partitioned…

Can Blockchain Help Save AT&T?

AT&T has not been having a good year. The company is $180B in debt, and acquisitions of DirecTV and WarnerMedia have not brought in the expected amount of profit. AT&T announced in the summer of 2021 that it is divesting its media…

Helium Isn’t Full of Hot Air

Internet of Things and blockchain-based network provider Helium has raised $111M in a fundraising token sale, led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). A16z was behind investments for many successful cryptocurrency startups,…

Figure Brings First Patent Application and $3.2B Valuation to Merger

Figure Technologies and Homebridge Financial Services are merging to expand the uses of blockchain in mortgage and lending services. Figure, founded in 2018, is a start-up that has been using blockchain to originate, service and finance…

Gaming Companies Rush to Capitalize on NFTs

In the digital world, e-sports and gaming is fertile ground for NFTs, with opportunities for character skins, designs, and screen captures to be tokenized and transacted on the blockchain. NFTs have brought big investments in 2020, and we…

Where Will Andreessen Horowitz Invest? Hopefully, A Company With A Large IP Portfolio.

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) announced in June of 2021 that it is allocating $2.2B to its third cryptocurrency fund to be put towards investing in companies as well as pressing for changes to cryptocurrency regulations. A16z has already…

Lancium and Layer1 Settle — Patents Win, Once Again

In March 2021, Lancium LLC and Layer1 settled litigation for a case wherein Layer1 was accused of infringing Lancium’s patent for power management based on grid status. The patent covers an intelligent system for monitoring cryptocurrency…

Chia Network Plants a Patent Seed. We’re Waiting for Portfolio Growth.

Chia Network has raised $61M in Series D funding and is considering an IPO this year. The cryptocurrency startup, which has its own Chia Coin, claims to be more environmentally friendly than other coins because of its consensus method,…

Nokia Launches Blockchain Product. Market May Be Surprised. Patent Followers Are Not.

Nokia doesn't quite have a reputation for being on the cutting edge of technology. In terms of consumer electronics, it is perhaps best known for its indestructible cell phones from the early 2000s. However, the company is still an…

Nokia Launches Blockchain Product. Market May Be Surprised. Patent Followers are Not.

Nokia doesn't quite have a reputation for being on the cutting edge of technology. In terms of consumer electronics, it is perhaps best known for its indestructible cell phones from the early 2000s. However, the company is still an…

Consensys Raises $65M, Gets Platform and First Patent Asset

Blockchain solutions developer Consensys raised $65M in its recent funding round with investments from big-name financial institutions including UBS and JPMorgan. The company's patent portfolio is almost non-existent, but certain moves may…

Dapper Labs Raises $300M Amidst NFT Hype

Canadian startup Dapper Labs has developed a number of games, blockchain networks, and NFT digital collectibles platforms. Its platform, backed by patent-pending technology uses a more efficient consensus that may prove to be even more…

Hedera Hashgraphs in Hospitals

A hospital network in the United Kingdom has started implementing distributed ledger technology (DLT) from Hedera Hashgraph to track COVID-19 vaccines. The hospital network has experience using IoT sensors to track temperature-sensitive…

Blockchains, LLC is in Acquisition Mode. We Have Suggestions.

Software solutions developer Blockchains, LLC is acquiring identity management company Cambridge Blockchain. The latter company was founded in 2015 and has raised $13M in funding for its blockchain-based system for generating and tracking…

More Friends, More Crypto

The Universal Group, a South Korean cryptocurrency company, has filed a patent teaching a method rewarding users for recommending friends to join a cryptocurrency platform through social media. The reward is, of course, in the…

CoinLinked Publishes First Patent Application

CoinLinked is a hybrid social network and cryptocurrency platform that launched in May of 2020 as the first of its kind. The platform streamlines the e-commerce process by allowing users to pay for goods from any vendor in popular…

Encouraging Recycling with Bitcoin Mining

Financial services giant Mastercard has recently filed a patent teaching a method of distributing blockchain mining tasks and fees based on a mining center's history of recycling. Recycling can include glass, paper, and plastic — typical…

Protect Your Patent with Blockchain?

Filing and protecting a patent can be a difficult task. In addition to traversing the USPTO prosecution process, inventors may also have to deal with competitors and non-practicing entities (NPEs) threatening their intellectual property…

Blockchain… or Barkchain?

Tailtrax, the creator of an app that helps dog owners and healthcare providers keep track of their pets' family history and medical records, is moving to incorporate blockchain technology into their record system. The company's most…

Managing an Entire Student Academic Life Cycle with a Blockchain Network

Oracle's most recent patent application publication relates to generating and maintaining a student academic ledger using a blockchain network. By constructing a student ledger, the system is able to include any and all academic updates a…

GM is Embedding Blockchain Data in Digital Images

General Motors (GM) has received its first patent in the Cryptocurrency Sector. The patent describes a process for embedding blockchain information into digital images. The process begins with an event detected by a vehicle, using vehicle…

Vending Machines: Now Accepting Cryptocurrency

An independent inventor has just received a patent for a digital-currency-enabled vending machine. The vending machine allows users to make purchases directly from their mobile devices.  Each vending machine makes use of a control…

Cisco is Tackling Software and Hardware Licensing Issues

Software licensing has typically been used to solve issues faced by vendors of computing and network equipment, specifically in controlling and handling the usage of hardware and software in customer environments. However, it becomes…

Huawei Has a Solution to The VEP

One of the latest published patent applications from Huawei addresses issues related to verifying a property of plaintext using ciphertext. These issues are commonly referred to as verifiable encryption problems (VEPs). Huawei's solution…

Itron is Integrating Distributed Ledger Architecture into Smart Sensors and Smart Utility Meters

Itron has 3 published patent applications relating to the integration of distributed ledger architecture into smart sensors and smart utility meters. Itron is looking to evolve smart sensors and smart utility meters by addressing some of…

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